Two Leading Virtualization Companies Are One

By Steven Vaughan-Nichols  |  Posted 2007-01-22 Email Print this article Print


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Major server virtualization player SWsoft has just revealed that they own major Mac desktop virtualization company Parallels. Linux-Watch

In a memo to their employees, the CEOs of two leading virtualization companies recently revealed that their companies have merged. Specifically, Serguei Beloussov, of SWsoft and Nick Dobrovolskiy of Parallels acknowledged that SWsoft now owns Parallels.

According to a source close to the companies, SWsoft bought Parallels "about a year ago—but kept them very separate and very quiet."

Moving forward, the CEOs said that "Parallels and SWsoft have continued to grow and succeed independently in the marketplaces in which they participate."

Sources claim that the SWsoft is finally acknowledging the partnership because news of the deal was begin to leak out.

Officially, the CEOs said they were announcing the arrangement, "Because of the growing synergies between the two companies, we have decided to publicly acknowledge that Parallels is controlled by SWsoft as a means of further advancing our business goals."

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Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols is editor of's Linux & Open Source Center and Ziff Davis Channel Zone. Prior to becoming a technology journalist, Vaughan-Nichols worked at NASA and the Department of Defense on numerous major technological projects. Since then, he's focused on covering the technology and business issues that make a real difference to the people in the industry.


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