Parallels, a leader in virtualization and automation software, today announced that ServInt is virtualizing its Dedicated Server offerings with OS-level virtualization solution, Parallels Virtuozzo Containers. Previously, the global web hosting company was deploying Parallels Virtuozzo Containers to underpin its Virtual Private Server offerings, and has now broadened the deployment across all servers, including those used for Dedicated Server offerings. This is unusual: Dedicated Servers are not commonly virtualized as the hardware is not being shared amongst multiple users, so does not need to be partitioned. However, ServInt is using the virtualization technology to reduce its management and support burdens.
ServInt’s new Dedicated Server offering, introduced earlier this year, provides high-performance web and application hosting for established e-commerce sites, resellers and mid-size companies seeking manageability and high value. Parallels Virtuozzo Containers provides scalability to underpin this offering by facilitating easy movement of server content from one hardware environment to another with little downtime. The technology does this by enabling users to simultaneously run multiple execution environments called "containers" on a single physical server and OS installation. Customized management tools in the product reduce ServInt’s management burden, allowing the hosting provider to re-focus on sales and customer support without the worry of managing co-location space, power, cooling and hardware support.
"For more than five years, Parallels’ containers-based virtualization software has allowed us to achieve higher density on servers when needed, without losing the native performance of the machine," said Christian Dawson, ServInt’s vice president of operations. "The software enables us to deliver new offerings, improve manageability and reduce the total cost of ownership for our customers. By combining high product functionality with responsive support, Parallels has become the ideal business partner."
"ServInt is taking a unique approach to virtualization by offering Parallels Virtuozzo Containers on managed dedicated servers," said Jack Zubarev, President of Service Provider Division, Parallels. "By adopting this approach, they can deploy servers more quickly and reliably, while providing end-users with an interface that is easily manageable. This allows ServInt to concentrate on core competencies, while delivering great service."
ServInt (servint.net) is a pioneering provider of high-reliability web hosting for businesses worldwide. ServInt was founded in Northern Virginia in 1995 as one of the first web-hosting companies to offer a managed, Dedicated Server solution. ServInt’s commitment to Green IT services is demonstrated by its popular Virtual Private Server (VPS) solutions. From multiple world-class data centers, ServInt now provides its scalable suite of VPS, dedicated and enterprise-level server options to thousands of customers in more than 60 countries.
About Parallels — Optimized Computing
Parallels (parallels.com) is a worldwide leader in virtualization and automation software that optimizes computing for consumers, businesses, and service providers across all major hardware, operating systems, and virtualization platforms. Founded in 1999, Parallels is a fast-growing company with 800 employees in North America, Europe, and Asia.
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