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The hardware producer HP and the software company that offers world's leading OS virtualization solution - Parallels formed a partnership to work on HP’s Z800 virtualization capabilities. The companies said that workstation can be configured with Parallels’ Workstation 4.0 Extreme offering to offer high-end virtualization capabilities. Parallels’ virtualization solution takes advantage of virtualization technology of Intel’s new Xeon 5500 Series “Nehalem EP” processors, inside each HP Z800.
HP and Parallels made the announcement on June 1. They will include Nvidia’s SLI Multi-OS-enabled Quadro FX graphics cards. The Parallels CEO Serguei Beloussov said that the workstation that will be offered as a configure-to-order solution from HP, is a key step in bringing high-end virtualization capabilities to the workstation space.
“After several years of deep technical engineering collaboration by HP, Intel, Nvidia and Parallels, the vision of delivering virtual workstations to the market is now a reality,” Beloussov said in a statement.HP,
Virtualized IT and hosting environments and applications that run in virtualized environments were the main agenda during the recent Parallels Summit 2009 in Las Vegas. The Parallels CEO Serguei Belousov explained that it company calls this type of environment - Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). He also said that it offers more cost effective approach to businesses ir order to have optimized IT infrastructures, than traditional PC or traditional servers, when it comes to enterprise virtualization.
According to Parallels VDI allows end-users to see and interact with exactly the same OS and applications they used to use on their desktops. With the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) however the users' OS and applications are hosted on centralized, remote storage solution.
Parallels underlines that VDI is also a virtualized application and it can be further optimized and consolidated in order high efficiency to be reached.
PCWorld magazine quotes Parallels sources, which say that typically, organizations can get up to 150 virtual desktops on a Dual CPU Quad Core server with 32GB RAM.
The virtuzlization producers claims that VDI removes many difficulties that businesses experience in the process of maintaining traditional desktop systems. The company says that within VDI applications and patches can be rolled out more efficiently, and there is greater control inside the IT environment, than anyone has within traditional desktop network.
The main benefit for businesses is that PC management will become easier and the cost of desktop computing will be reduced. Parallels says that any company takes advantage of data center licensing and saves money on buying, software licensing and also managing a large number of desktop PCs.
In its report "Energy Savings via Virtualization: Green IT on a Budget" the analytical agency Gartner says that an effective virtualization reduces server energy consumption by up to 82% and data center and floor space by up to 85%.
in his opening keynote at the Parallels Summit, the company's CEO Serguei Belousov said that virtualization is about to become a mainstream in IT. According to him large-scale corporates will be the first that will fully virtualiaze teir IT infrastructure within the next few years. SMBs will follow them, and within a decade consumers will also work in virtualized environments.
The producer of virtualization and automation software Parallels, announced this week that it integrated Open-Xchange open source e-mail and collaboration software with its Operations Automation SaaS Module. According to the software producer, now its partners can deliver a cost-effective alternative to commercial e-mail and collaboration products at very competitive price.
Parallels packaged the Open-Xchange software in the Application Packaging Standard (APS) format. The producers of Virtuozzo Containers Os virtualization technology and Plesk hosting automation system also announced that the new solution is available to end-users via its partners - web hosting companies and Internet service providers.
The CEO of Parallels Serguei Beloussov told IT media that leveraging the Parallels Operations Automation SaaS Module enables APS compatible application companies like Open-Xchange to help service providers to grow profitability. "We are happy to see application vendors like Open-Xchange embrace the Application Packaging Standard (APS) format as they are a highlight to the growing list of over 200 applications that can seamlessly integrate their applications into Parallels Automation products", said Mr. Belousov.
Rafael Laguna the CEO of Open-Xchange said that the company's software is the only email and groupware solution, specifically designed for web hosting and SaaS providers.
Due to the open source nature, Open-Xchange can be easily integrated into different web hosting infrastructures. As a part of Parallels Automation SaaS Module web hosts and service providers can implement Open-Xchange without changing their authentication, user setup, system administration, and etc.