Parallels Ships New 'Bare Metal' Server for Apple Xserve

 
 
By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2010-02-24 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Parallels Server for Mac/Bare Metal Edition runs virtual machines on an Xserve machine so businesses can standardize on the Apple platform and still run Windows and Linux-based applications if they desire.

Virtualization software maker Parallels said Feb. 24 that it is expanding its product line by adding a new hypervisor specifically designed for Apple's Mac OS X and Xserve server.

Parallels Server for Mac/Bare Metal Edition runs virtual machines on an Xserve machine so businesses can standardize on the Apple platform and still run Windows and Linux-based applications if they desire.

Parallels Server for Mac/BME also provides an opportunity for cloud services providers to offer Mac OS X services. For example, Web hosting company Go Daddy already has announced plans to offer Mac OS X services based on virtual private servers and deployed on the new server.

The new server comes with Parallels Virtual Automation, which provides management tools for monitoring and maintaining the virtual environment.

Parallels Server for Mac, originally launched in June 2008, was the first virtualized server built specifically for the Xserve. The new Bare Metal edition features a new architecture with the first so-called "bare metal" hypervisor for Intel-powered Apple systems, Parallels CEO Serguei Beloussov said.

A "bare metal" server offers faster performance and the ability to migrate systems without being required to go completely offline, he said.

Beloussov said that since sales of Mac desktops and laptops continue to rise, he sees a clear opportunity for Mac OS X-centric network and server virtualization deployments to rise with them.

"The 33 percent year-on-year increase in sales of Macintosh computers reported by Apple this quarter indicates a growing interest in Apple hardware," Beloussov said in a statement.

For more information on Parallels Server for Mac/Bare Metal Edition, go here.



 
 
 
 
Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on Salesforce.com and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and DevX.com and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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