Parallels Virtuozzo Containers

Highest Density.  Maximum Performance. Lowest Cost

Parallels Virtuozzo Containers is an operating system virtualization solution that maximizes your investment in server hardware. Parallels Virtuozzo Containers is uniquely suited to Cloud server virtualization, enabling near instant provisioning and on-the-fly modification of hosting and Cloud server plans while delivering maximum density, cost efficiency and application performance.  

Increase Profit: Run 300% More VPS Subscriptions on Every Server

Parallels Virtuozzo Containers delivers three times more virtual servers than hypervisor solutions providing greater utilization of existing infrastructure.

Optimize Costs: Reduce Server Maintenance Cost by 75%

Centralized management enables fast operating system (OS) updates and upgrades. Make changes once and quickly replicate to an entire datacenter.

Maximize Performance: Increase Application Performance by 50%

Parallels Virtuozzo Containers enables near-native server performance, delivering maximum application performance and scalability for a given virtual CPU configuration.

Enable Customers to Add New Services Quickly

Rapid provisioning means new Servers can be available within minutes of ordering, and servers are "instant on" when provisioned with no OS boot up time. Customer self-service panels enable existing OS containers to be scaled on the fly with real-time adjustments to CPU, memory and disk space allocations.

Drive Profit with the Most Complete and Automated Cloud Services Enablement Solutions

With Parallels Virtuozzo Containers service providers can deploy a super-efficient Cloud hosting infrastructure and offer a wide range of hosting and Cloud services that appeal to the broadest possible customer base.  Parallels Virtuozzo Containers is optimized to work with all Parallels hosting and Cloud enablement solutions including  Parallels Plesk Panel, Parallels Automation and Parallels Business Automation Standard. Learn More

Key Features of Parallels Virtuozzo Containers

Virtualization at the host operating system provides a lean, efficient virtualization layer that enables higher density ratios of virtual servers to physical servers. With Parallels Virtuozzo Containers you can increase the utilization of existing servers by 3x over hypervisor solutions, delivering cost savings not only in maintenance and energy costs but also by reducing new server expenditures.

Built for Delivering Profitable Cloud Services
  • Advanced Resource Management provides the controls necessary to support multiple VPS and Cloud server packages at varying levels of CPU, memory, disk I/O and storage space.
  • On-the-fly virtual environment elasticity enables flexibility for customers and ease of upgrading for service providers.
  • Immediate provisioning and activation provides the fastest availability time for new VPS and Cloud server subscriptions, allowing your customers to add new services instantly.
  • Comprehensive integration capabilities for third party systems are enabled with command line and API interfaces thus simplifying the complete automation of delivering and billing for services.
  • Performance and resource isolation enable service providers to guarantee SLAs and provide highly reliable and secure virtual servers.
  • Flexible management options reduce administration and support costs by simplifying day to day operations, automating routine tasks and providing customers with self service capabilities.
Maximize Return on Hardware Investments
  • Operating system containerization lets you run more subscriptions on every server by creating secure, isolated virtual servers without the overhead and constraints of hardware virtualization.
  • Dynamic library sharing significantly reduces the amount of memory needed by each virtual server and changing the way you provision subscriptions.
  • Virtuozzo File System greatly reduces per-subscription disk space and memory requirements by allowing sharing of common applications and OS components while preserving the ability for individualized customization.  IOPS (I/O operations per second) are significantly improved because access to files shared in memory is only done once, not per each container.
  • Cross CPU workload scheduling eliminates the binding of virtual environments to vCPUs to deliver flexible, high performance servers for customers.
Streamlining Day-to-Day Operations
  • Operating system templates simplify the process of creating and maintaining “gold images”  used to instantly provision VPS or Cloud servers.
  • Application templates automate the rapid deployment and configuration of applications into virtual servers enabling you to easily extend existing services.
  • Mass management and task automation simplify the day-to-day administration and greatly increase the number of physical nodes and virtual servers each administrator can manage.
  • Reduce maintenance costs by installing host OS and applications such as backup and antivirus on the server, not on each virtual server.
  • Multi-platform support for both Windows and Linux servers with a set of common management tools.
  • Stability provided by global support and service to ensure the success of your business. With more than 5000 service provider partners worldwide, Parallels Virtuozzo Container is the virtualization product of choice for mass market hosting providers.
  • Complete set of management tools The widest set of tools for both Service Providers and customers, making it the best virtualization solution for mass hosting of VPSs. Parallels Virtuozzo Containers tools enable management, monitoring, backup, restore, troubleshooting, recovery, provisioning and deployment. Learn more.

Linux Containers can be deployed as a component of Parallels Cloud Server. This provides you the option of deploying virtual servers based on Linux containers as well as Parallels Hypervisors for those applications where the customer prefers to manage their own operating system.

Linux Containers deployed using Parallels Cloud Server can also take advantage of high availability, high performance Parallels Cloud Storage.

High Density, High Performance Windows Containers

Change the cost equation of delivering Windows VPS and cloud servers by maximizing hardware utilization and simplifying day-to-day management.

  • Offer the latest Windows 2012 Server-based VPS and cloud servers at the highest per-server density possible.
  • Reduce the administrative burden of monitoring and managing your Windows VPS offerings with a centralized web-based administration solution.

What’s new in Parallels Containers for Windows 6

High Availability Windows Containers

High availability Windows containers increase quality and reduce churn and operational costs. Parallels Containers for Windows can be deployed together with Parallels Cloud Server and Parallels Cloud Storage to enable high density, high availability Windows containers.

Windows Virtual Machines

While containers provide the highest density virtualized servers, some service providers choose to deploy Windows VPS services using hypervisor technology to allow their customers to maintain and manage their own Windows operating system. Parallels Cloud Server includes Parallels Hypervisor which can be used to provide high performance Windows VMs. Parallels Hypervisor uses Parallels Cloud Storage to deliver high availability Windows VMs.

Virtualized Hosted Application Services

Hosted applications services such as those that support web or application workloads benefit from the isolation, density and performance enhancements delivered with Parallels Containers for Windows virtualization. Hosted applications require application isolation combined with high server densities to support a successful business model, which can be fulfilled through the use of templates as well as the management toolsets that arrive come with Parallels Containers for Windows.

Hosted Desktop

Containers-based virtualization is well-suited for hosted desktop environments where many similar desktops are hosted on the same server. Containers also provide benefits in disk space and memory conservation in hosted desktop environments, erasing the need for massive horizontal scaling of resources to support large numbers of desktops. KDDI, one of the largest telecommunications providers in Japan, relies on Parallels Virtuozzo Containers to deliver hosted virtual desktops as a key component of its Multi Cloud brand of cloud services. Learn more

Leading service providers rely on Parallels Virtuozzo Containers to deliver a full range of hosting and cloud services: