Parallels Gets Even More Cross-Platform with 2X Software Buy
The move will expand Seattle-based Parallels' ability to let customers access and use any applications and files on any device, anywhere, any time.Parallels, which makes software that enables users of Mac laptops to run Windows, and PC users to run OS X, revealed Feb. 25 that it has acquired application virtualization software maker 2X Software. Terms of the deal were not released. Malta-based 2X Software also makes remote application delivery and mobile device management software. The move will expand Seattle-based Parallels' ability to let customers access and use any applications and files on any device, anywhere, any time. Parallels, a cloud infrastructure enablement provider that works with just about every type of IT system, is one of those progressive companies that has seen the cross-platform trend coming for years.
Parallels made its reputation developing and marketing software that enables Windows OS and its apps to run seamlessly on Apple laptops and tablets. The company now does about two-thirds of its business on the service-provider side; it's a major international player in hosting and cloud services enablement and other cross-platform packages.