Parallels Server for Mac 4.0 is released!

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  1. Archy

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    Hello everybody!

    We are excited to announce the release of Parallels Server for Mac 4.0.

    Parallels Server for Mac is an application style virtualization technology specially optimized for Apple server hardware. Parallels Server for Mac 4.0 installs directly onto existing hardware and its host operating system. This deployment approach, also referred to as a type 2 hypervisor, simplifies installation and ensures the most compatibility with drivers and devices. In addition to the type 2 hypervisor, the Parallels Server for Mac solution continues to lead the way in innovation. Parallels is the first to introduce a type 1 hypervisor for Apple hardware in the Parallels Server for Mac 4 Bare Metal edition solution. For assistance in determining which Parallels Server for Mac solution is best for your needs, please request a call from our sales professionals.

    Key Features

    Parallels Server for Mac 4.0 enables virtualization on the Mac platform while supplying performance, flexibility and management extensibility.

    * The ONLY server virtualization solution optimized for Apple server hardware
    * Virtual machine provisioning up to 12 virtual CPUs and 64GB of RAM optimized to take advantage of hardware based * Intel Extended Page Tables (EPT) and Intel FlexPriority capabilities.
    * Smart installation technology for the host & express installation capabilities for both Windows and Linux guests speeds time to deployment.
    * Point and click migration of virtual machines between physical computers improves disaster recovery capabilities and improves capacity planning capabilities.
    * Integrated snapshots, incremental and full backups of virtual machines streamlines the ability to protect the virtual environments without the need for 3rd party software.
    * Integration with Parallels Virtual Automation enables administrators to take advantage of centralized web based administration across multiple Parallels virtualization solutions including Parallels Server Bare Metal, Parallels Server for Mac 4 Bare Metal Edition and Parallels Virtuozzo Containers for both Windows & Linux.

    Technical Features

    * Up to 12 vCPUs per Virtual Machine
    * Up to 62GB RAM per Virtual Machine
    * Virtual guest disk size up to 2TB
    * Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) support in virtual machines
    * Support for 32-bit and 64-bit platforms
    * Up to 8 USB 2.0 and 8 USB 1.1 devices are supported per virtual machine
    * Configuration capabilities for USB devices via host or virtual machine
    * Support for up to 16 virtual network adapters per virtual machine
    * Support for virtual networks (VLAN)
    * Shared folders for Linux and Mac OS guest OSs
    * Integrated Parallels Updater for automatic updates
    * Extensive virtual machine device driver support
    * "One-click" Parallels tools to optimize Windows and Linux virtual machines

    Management Features

    * Parallels Management Console for easy control over a multi-server environment
    * Parallels Virtual Automation for centralized web enabled administration, user self service and comprehensive system and virtual environment management.
    * Parallels Power Panel for delegating user self service capabilities to end users reducing the burden on support for routine tasks and requests
    * Virtual Machine Migration to move environments between physical nodes for capacity planning, system maintenance or disaster recovery purposes. No shared storage required!
    * Integrated Backups and snapshots providing the tools needed to backup and recover virtual machines without the need for 3rd party add ons.
    * Open API to extend management and integrate with custom provisioning applications or 3rd party tools.
    * Command line interface (CLI) and scripting language support, including Python
    * SDK for integration and development of third-party solutions
    * Parallels Transporter for migration of existing physical or virtual machines to a Mac machine
    * Integrated console for cross-platform, multi-administrator access to multiple servers and virtual machines
    * Ability to create custom virtual machine image as a template or deploy a virtual machine using the integrated clone virtual machine tool
    * Access to a rich library of pre-built virtual appliances for additional tools to increase functionality and flexibility
    * Automatic detection of removable volumes mounted to host computer and sharing with virtual machines
    * Integrated Parallels Image Tool to increase size of virtual disk

    Find more information and download trial here.
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