Parallels Announces Server for Mac Bare Metal Edition

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Mar 1, 2010


The new Parallels Server for Mac Bare Metal Edition is a new option for creating virtual servers on Apple's Xserve. According to this report on Ars Technica, Parallels Server for Mac Bare Metal Edition lets admins create Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux virtual servers without the overhead of running Mac OS X Server as a host OS.


The new Parallels Server uses a hypervisor to provide hardware virtualization for creating creating virtual servers on Apple's Xserve.

"Parallels Server for Mac Bare Metal Edition utilizes the company's own hypervisor to provide both hardware virtualization for creating independent virtual machines running either Mac OS X Server, Windows, or Linux, as well as OS virtualization for running Linux-based Virtuozzo containers. An included virtual machine migration tool makes it easy to move virtual machines from one physical machine to another, or encapsulate entire environments from a physical server into a virtual machine. Configuration templates enable creating new virtual servers with a just a few mouse clicks.

"One interesting application of the Bare Metal Edition is that it enables Web hosting companies to offer Mac OS X Server-based virtual private servers. VPSs are usually one option in between an expensive dedicated server and the more common, inexpensive shared Web hosting accounts."

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