Parallels Virtuozzo Containers is the leading OS virtualization solution for Windows and Linux. Parallels Virtuozzo Containers creates isolated containers on a single physical server and OS instance. Compared to other virtualization technologies, it
| offers the highest levels of density, performance and manageability.
Parallels Virtuozzo Containers’ lean architecture performs at levels consistent with native servers. Virtuozzo has no virtualized hardware and uses native hardware and software drivers making its performance unbeatable. Virtuozzo’s performance makes it suitable for high I/O applications such as databases and email servers. Find out more about performance.
Each VE can seamlessly scale up to the resources of an entire physical server.
Virtuozzo Containers’ efficient technology makes its VEs (Virtual Environments) the highest density available from a virtualization solution. OS code and resource/cache sharing across VEs, templating of OSs and applications are a few of the capabilities that enable up to 100s of VEs on a standard production physical server.
Consolidated OS and Application Management
Virtuozzo Containers uses a single OS, making it extremely simple to maintain and update across VEs. Applications may also be deployed as a single instance. Virtuozzo template technology enables the ability to update groups of servers or VEs to new patch levels.
Ultra Fast and Parallel Operations
Single OS instance with links and caches enable very fast VE provisioning and other operations. Create, restart, update, resize, backup/restore, migrate, and clone are some of the fast operations optimized for parallel operations.
Dynamic Resource Allocation
Change heavily detailed VE resource parameters in real-time with the flexibility to enable burstable resource usage.
Management Suite of Tools
Designed for Large-scale deployments with live deployments with as many 1,000s of VEs on 100s of physical servers. The complete suite includes permissions enabled browser-based and client interfaces for Virtuozzo Containers and VE administrators. Tools enable many operations including: convert, provision, monitor, backup, recover, analyze, troubleshoot, repair, migrate, self-manage and more across both Windows and Linux platforms for easy consistent management.
Move VEs without a service interruption between non-shared storage, using a basic server and standard network configuration.
Broad Platform Support
General hardware independence, supporting any hardware supported by standard Windows and Linux operating systems. Platforms include: Itanium, x86, x64, EM64T and AMD64.