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About Parallels Virtuozzo Containers
Posted by Patrick Tomlin on 27 October 2010 01:03 PM
About Parallels Virtuozzo Containers

Parallels Virtuozzo Containers is a patented OS virtualization solution. It creates isolated partitions or Containers on a single physical server and OS instance to utilize hardware, software, data center and management effort with maximum efficiency. The basic Parallels Virtuozzo Containers capabilities are:
? Intelligent Partitioning—Division of a server into as many as hundreds of Containers with full server functionality.
? Complete Isolation—Containers are secure and have full functional, fault and performance isolation.
? Dynamic Resource Allocation—CPU, memory, network, disk and I/O can be changed without rebooting.
? Mass Management—Suite of tools and templates for automated, multi-Container and multi-server administration.
The diagram below represents a typical model of the Parallels Virtuozzo Containers system structure:
The Parallels Virtuozzo Containers OS virtualization model is streamlined for the best performance, management, and efficiency. At the base resides a standard Host operating system which can be either Windows or Linux. Next is the virtualization layer with a proprietary file system and a kernel service abstraction layer that ensure the isolation and security of resources between different Containers. The virtualization layer makes each Container appear as a standalone server. Finally, the Container itself houses the application or workload.
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The Parallels Virtuozzo Containers OS virtualization solution has the highest efficiency and manageability making it the best solution for organizations concerned with containing the IT infrastructure and maximizing the resource utilization. The Parallels Virtuozzo Containers complete set of management tools and unique architecture makes it the perfect solution for easily maintaining, monitoring, and managing virtualized server resources for consolidation and business continuity configurations.
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