Parallels Joins The Linux Foundation

Parallels Joins The Linux Foundation

Top ten Linux kernel corporate contributor Parallels increases its support for Linux

SAN FRANCISCO, April 6, 2010 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced that Parallels is its newest member. Parallels, a leading provider of virtualization and automation software for the enterprise, cloud service providers and consumers, will participate in the Linux Foundation’s workgroups and events.

Using virtualization to maximize enterprise IT resources is on the rise; and according to the IDC paper, “The Opportunity for Linux in a New Economy,” the recession will draw more Linux use into virtualized environments with an increasing number of customers deploying virtualized instances of Linux aboard existing servers.

Parallels sees Linux as the platform upon which they can provide virtualization and cloud-based services enabling companies to efficiently leverage elastic IT internally and ensuring profitability for service providers.

Parallels sponsors the container-based virtualization project OpenVZ, which is the basis for the company’s Virtuozzo Containers. Parallels also ranks 9th on the ten most active corporate contributors to the Linux kernel based on the Linux Foundation’s report “Who Writes Linux.”

“Linux is a key component of our business strategy, which is why we’ve been an active contributor to the Linux kernel and today are affirming Parallels’ continued commitment to the platform with our Linux Foundation membership,” said Jack Zubarev, president of Marketing and Alliances at Parallels. “We look forward to collaborating with the community and other members to advance Linux’s capabilities in enterprise and service provider environments.”

“Parallels is an important addition to the Linux Foundation membership. It is truly maximizing the advantages of Linux in virtualized environments and understands the value of community participation,” said Amanda McPherson, vice president of marketing and developer programs, The Linux Foundation.

Parallels this month is sponsoring the Linux.com Technology Feature on virtualization and will be speaking at the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit April 14-16, 2010 in San Francisco. Project Manager Kirill Kolyshkin will be presenting “Containers and Namespaces in the Linux Kernel.” For more information please visit http://www.parallels.com/solutions/elastic-it.

To request an invitation to the Summit, please visit The Linux Foundation Events site.

About Parallels
Parallels is a worldwide leader in virtualization and automation software that optimizes computing for consumers, businesses, and cloud services providers across all major hardware, operating systems, and virtualization platforms. Founded in 1999, Parallels is a fast-growing company with more than 700 employees in North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, please visit www.parallels.com.

About the Linux Foundation
The Linux Foundation is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux. Founded in 2007, the Linux Foundation sponsors the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and is supported by leading Linux and open source companies and developers from around the world. The Linux Foundation promotes, protects and standardizes Linux by hosting important workgroups, events and online resources such as Linux.com. For more information, please visit www.linuxfoundation.org.

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