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Parallels Surpasses One Million Deployed Virtual Containers

Parallels today announced its container-based products, Parallels Cloud Server and Parallels Virtuozzo Containers (open sourced as OpenVZ), surpassed one million deployments, giving Parallels products the most deployed container instances in the market. Parallels continues to ensure the standardization of the next generation virtualization products by providing key container-based Open Source projects to the community.

Recent Projects Include:

  • CRIU, the only upstream project with the capability to do live migration for containers in Linux (including LXC and Docker with recent version 1.3, a Checkpoint/Restore in User Space project).
  • The Parallels sponsored libct and libcontainer in the GitHub repository will both be combined so that all major language bindings become available.
  • Collaboration with Google and others to agree on a framework for container support within the Linux Kernel, which formed the basis for the current container APIs within the kernel.

For the past decade, service providers have been using container-based virtualization to give customers greater server density, performance and scalability. Parallels was instrumental in creating the first container technology.

“Service providers use containers every day to provide virtual private servers in managed virtual environments for the most demanding customer requirements,” said James Bottomley, chief technology officer, Virtualization, Parallels. “Worldwide, there are thousands of hosting companies providing over a million containers for use cases ranging from personal web servers to mission critical environments. In all probability, if you rent a web server in the cloud, you’ve been relying on containers to protect and deliver your data.”

  • Parallels Cloud Server is the latest virtualization product from Parallels and builds upon functionality and benefits provided by Parallels Virtuozzo Containers. It enables service providers to deliver a managed virtual compute and storage environment for small- and medium-sized customers who need more than virtual private servers to power their businesses. It is the only cloud hosting infrastructure that includes high-availability servers and high-performance cloud storage in a single cost-efficient solution. Parallels Cloud Server container technology maximizes investment in server hardware by delivering up to three times as many virtual servers as hypervisor solutions.
Published Monday, November 03, 2014 10:19 AM by David Marshall
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