Parallels, the worldwide leader in Mac virtualization solutions, today announced support for Google Chrome as a guest operating system running on Parallels Desktop 5 for Mac, the latest version of the award-winning solution that enables Mac users to run the applications they need across multiple platforms. This development builds on Parallels’ track-record of relentless innovation to meet evolving customer needs, which has resulted in desktop virtualization firsts such as seamless integration of Windows and Mac operating systems and Direct Assignment of hardware resources to virtual machines.
"There is already a huge amount of interest in Google’s new OS, even though it’s still just in beta, so we want to make sure our customers can try it out on their Macs without impacting their primary work environment on Mac OS X," said Kim Johnston, Vice President of Marketing for Consumer, Business and Online at Parallels. "It’s important to us that we continue to innovate to meet our customers’ needs, giving them the ability to use the broadest range of applications possible, whether on Mac, Windows, Linux or Chrome operating systems."
The ability to run Google Chrome OS on Parallels Desktop for Mac will be demonstrated during several presentations taking place at the OS X Business Park at CeBIT, and at Parallels’ booth (A20, Hall 2) throughout the five day event. In addition, there will be sessions introducing Parallels Server for Mac Bare Metal Edition, the world’s first bare metal hypervisor solution for the Apple Xserve, which launched last week.
Parallels Server for Mac Bare Metal Edition builds on Parallels’ market leading virtualization portfolio including the existing server virtualization solution, Parallels Server for Mac, launched in June 2008. Parallels Server for Mac brought virtualization to the Apple Xserve for the first time, enabling organizations to standardize on the Mac platform and integrate into existing IT infrastructures. This powerful new product with "bare metal" architecture delivers speed and the ability to migrate systems without needing to go completely offline ("hot migration"), while the inclusion of Parallels Virtual Automation, provides comprehensive management tools for monitoring and maintaining the virtual environment.
The innovative leading German advertising agency Jung von Matt is amongst the first to adopt Parallels Server for Mac Bare Metal Edition, using the solution to move its collaboration software into Virtual Machines.
"In order to consolidate our server landscape and move several Windows and Linux Servers onto Virtual Machines on our Mac Pro and Xserve hardware, we became an early adopter of the original Parallels Server for Mac," said Stephan Budach, IT Support R&D at leading German advertising agency Jung von Matt. "Having successfully Beta tested versions of Parallels Server for Mac Bare Metal Edition, we’ve already found significant performance improvements from this stable and matured technology. With the final build launched, we now plan to migrate our Oracle Collaboration Suite to Oracle Beehive. This will sit on Beehive application servers in clustered virtual servers running Oracle Linux."
Sessions at the OS X Business Park stage
• Parallels Realize business solutions on your Mac: Tuesday 2nd March at 10.00am; Thursday 4th March at 3.00pm; Saturday 6th March at 10.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm.
• Parallels Server for Mac Bare Metal Edition: Tuesday 2nd March at 2.30pm; Thursday 4th March at 10.30am.
Parallels (parallels.com) is a worldwide leader in virtualization and automation software that optimizes computing for consumers, businesses, and cloud services providers across all major hardware, operating systems, and virtualization platforms. Founded in 1999, Parallels is a fast-growing company with more than 700 employees in North America, Europe, and Asia.