Parallels Hypervisor gets Microsoft Server validation
By Digital News Asia January 14, 2014
- Parallels Hypervisor validated under Microsoft Server Virtualisation programme
- Cooperative technical support to customers now available
HOSTING and cloud services enablement provider Parallels has announced the validation of its Parallels Hypervisor under Microsoft Corp's Server Virtualisation Validation Programme (SVVP).
With this, customers which run Parallels Hypervisor on Windows Server will have access to cooperative support from both Microsoft and Parallels, the latter said in a statement.
John Zanni, chief marketing officer, Service Provider, at Parallels, said the company’s service providers and customers rely on Parallels virtualisation and Windows Server operating systems, as well as and Microsoft Server applications, to run their business.
“Parallels will continue to provide professional product support to our service providers, which will continue to support their customers.
"In addition, Parallels and Microsoft are working to help ensure that customers that have Windows Server instances and Microsoft applications running on Parallels hypervisor will receive cooperative support from both Microsoft and Parallels,” he added.
Microsoft’s SVVP enables Parallels and other software providers to validate machine virtualisation products so that customers running instances of Windows Server they have acquired and licensed from Microsoft directly can receive technical support for Windows Server in virtualised environments.
With the SVVP validation in place, Microsoft can cooperate with Parallels to provide technical support to customers running Windows Server together with Parallels Hypervisor.
Mike Schutz, general manager of Server and Tools Marketing at Microsoft, said the company is committed to serving its customers on the Windows Server with Hyper-V platform, as well as supporting customers which run Microsoft operating systems and applications on third-party hypervisors that have been validated through the SVVP.
“Validating the Parallels hypervisor allows us to work together to ensure that as Parallels continues to support its service provider customers, we can cooperate with Parallels to ensure topnotch support for licensed Microsoft guest OSes,” he said.
To find out more about Microsoft SVVP, click here.