“Parallels is perhaps best known for its popular desktop virtualization product, Parallels Desktop for Mac, but the larger and faster growing segment within the company actually has to do with building containers in the cloud,” David Marshall reports for InfoWorld.
“While the company continues to innovate Parallels Desktop for Mac with each new release of OS X or Windows — most recently announcing Parallels Desktop for Mac version 9 — unfortunately the Mac market alone is not large enough to sustain the company’s long-term financial growth,” Marshall reports. “Parallels [also has] released Parallels Access for running Windows and Mac apps on an iPad. An interesting new market for Parallels — but again, not large enough to keep Parallels growing.”
“So the company says it has become more focused on making it easier for service providers to grow and profit from the cloud,” Marshall reports. “To capitalize on that growth, Parallels is making use of something called container virtualization technology in the cloud.”
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