Virtuozzo Containers 4.0 includes higher-end features for server availability and backup. Also, SWsoft completes its name change to Parallels.
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Parallels on Monday added some higher-end features to its Virtuozzo software, that subdivides a single server operating system into several semi-independent virtual partitions.
With the release of version 4.0 of Virtuozzo Containers, the company also finalized its planned name change from SWsoft to Parallels. The company's newer name refers to a second virtualization product line that lets several separate operating systems run on a single machine, most notably Windows on Apple computers; Parallels also sells management software to control the different virtualization technologies.
Virtuozzo Containers 4.0, which costs $2,500 for a dual-processor server, includes several higher-end features:
• Support for Windows Server 2003 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux high-availability clustering, a feature that lets one machine take over when another has failed.
• Support for real-time backup using Linux and Windows.
• Backup tools, including a scheduler and the ability to clone a virtual container.
• New resources controls such as the ability to set limits on bursts of CPU activity.