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Release: Parallels Virtuozzo Containers 4.0

Posted by Gerben on 29/1/2008

parallels (new logo)

It’s official SWsoft changed it’s name to Parallels. That’s exactly the reason why Virtuozzo is called Parallels Virtuozzo from now on. Yesterday Parallels Virtuozzo Containers 4.0 was released. What exactly do we have here? Let’s take a look.

virtuozzo containers

Virtuozzo Containers is a virtualization product in the OS Virtualization section, this means that it virtualizes servers at OS (kernel) level. On the site of Parallels they have a nice diagram showing the hypervisor/hardware virtualization technology in comparison to OS virtualization.

os&hardware virt_compared

Examples of hypervisor/hardware virtualization: VMware Virtual Infrastructure, Parallels Server, Microsoft’s Hyper-V, Virtual Iron etc.

Examples of OS-virtualization: Parallels Virtuozzo, Sun Solaris Containers, OpenVZ

The new features in this version are:

  • Re-designed Management tools
  • Full support for Windows and Red Hat Linux clustering services.
  • A full set of backup enhancements
  • Additional high availability and incremental processing capabilities with support for Microsoft Network Load Balancing.
  • Robust centralized resource management.

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