Parallels Server for Mac 4 consolidates multiple operating systems resulting in the ability to retire redundant hardware and extend existing capabilities. The result of consolidation means less physical space, less power consumption and less administration skills are needed to manage the server needs of the business.
Other significant upgrades include host and guest support for Snow Leopard as well as guest support for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. In addition, it now includes Apple xSAN support, VLANs, resource usage accounting, full and incremental backups, migration and conversion of virtual machines as well as express installations for Windows and Linux guests.
All of the advanced automation and management features of Parallels Virtual Automation are now available to the Parallels Server for Mac 4 installations including user self service, anytime/anywhere management and click to migrate capabilities.
Commercial pricing starts at $1,999 USD.
However, the upgrade is included at no additional cost to Parallels Server for Mac 3 customers on maintenance. Parallels Server for Mac 3 customers without maintenance will be offered an upgrade SKU at a special time limited offer. Upgrades are available now.
Parallels Server for Mac 4 will be available on July 2, 2010 from selected Apple stores, software resellers, from the Parallels website and its US sales team.