As Microsoft unveils its new server operating system, Windows Vista, server technology companies are stepping up to offer server management solutions to complement the product.
Parallels is bringing virtualisation to Vista via a free update for Parallels Workstation 2.2 for Windows and Linux, the company’s virtualisation software that enables users to simultaneously run multiple operating systems on any PC running Linux or Windows as a primary operating system. Parallels claims the update could triple the performance of Windows Vista virtual machines.
Parallels Workstation 2.2 is designed to enable users to simultaneously run any version of Windows, including Beta and RC builds of Windows Vista, any Linux distribution, Solaris, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, OS/2, eComStation or DOS, in a stable, secure virtual machine on any computer running Windows 2000, XP, 2003 or Vista, or any version of Linux.
Parallels has also launched Tools, a free set of add-ons included with each copy of Parallels Workstation 2.2 designed to improve the usability of virtual machines by enhancing video, sound and networking support, as well as enabling file sharing and the cutting, copying and pasting of data between operating systems.
“The world runs on Windows so it was critical for us to offer fast, stable primary and guest OS support for Vista, the next generation of this important operating system,” says Benjamin Rudolph, marketing manager, Parallels.