Monthly Archives: March 2008

Virtuozzo Templates for Plesk

Virtuozzo Templates for Plesk

Deploying Plesk using the template technology in Virtuozzo will increase the efficiency and density of your server by making the Plesk footprint smaller, thereby allowing you to maximize your number of customer deployments and optimize your business. Templates also simplify the management of Plesk by allowing rapid deployment and quick upgrades.

The templates technology allows you to use the original OS vendor’s packages and to receive the updated RPM packages from a central repository right after their release without having to wait until they are packaged into templates by Parallels and delivered to you.

Parallels Virtuozzo & Plesk evals

Virtuozzo 4.0 represents a major step forward in the manageability, performance, and efficiency of virtualization technologies. This release brings many exciting new features and upgrades to the leading OS virtualization solution including powerful new management tools, improved ease of use, and new business continuity solutions.

Get Plesk free-of-charge, fully functional version, activated for 1-domain and 1-email. To activate Plesk for more than one domain, you must purchase a multiple domain license.

Parallels Virtuozzo Containers power Swyx SAAS Telephony Solution,13122


March 19, 2008

RENTON, Wash., March 19, 2008 – Parallels (formerly SWsoft) today announced that Swyx Solutions AG has selected Parallels Virtuozzo Containers 4.0 to deliver a cost-efficient and scalable hosted PBX application via a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model.

Using Parallels software, Swyx quickly delivered “Hosted SwyxWare,” a hosted solution based on its “SwyxWare” telecommunications system for Microsoft Windows. Hosted SwyxWare combines locally installed software components and virtual-PBX servers running in Parallels Virtuozzo Containers, which helps businesses save money by replacing or supplementing their conventional PBX solutions.

MS Hyper-V lets you run GNU/Linux as a guest

Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, the next-generation hypervisor-based server MS virtualization technology, allows you to make the best use of your server hardware investments by consolidating multiple server roles as separate virtual machines (VMs) running on a single physical machine. With Hyper-V you can also efficiently run multiple different operating systems—Windows, Linux, and others—in parallel, on a single server, and fully leverage the power of x64 computing.

JumpBox upgrades Ubuntu runtime and adds S3 backups

Runtime 1.0 JumpBoxes are based on Ubuntu 6.06 while Runtime 1.1 is based on Ubuntu 7.10.

The second new option is the ability to save backups into Amazon S3. This is a feature that we’re really excited about, Amazon S3 is a great service where you pay by the GB to store data on Amazon’s systems

Will VMWare be the last to create a VM env on FreeBSD ?

VirtualBox (now owned by Sun) is asking for help on their forum. QEMU and its kernel module run on FreeBSD at this moment


people in the FreeBSD community raised a bounty ( to have someone port VMware 6 to FreeBSD.

whichever way you look at it it seems that “official” VMWare/EMC will be the last !