Parallels Server for Mac – End of Purchase or Renewal Ability Notification

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by Andrew@Parallels, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. Andrew@Parallels

    Andrew@Parallels Kilo Poster

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    As the Mac market continues to evolve and grow, Apple has moved away from the Xserve platform for its main server solution. In addition, significant updates to Mac OS X coming each year make it difficult and costly to maintain a Parallels Server code base that is different from our Desktop for Mac product.

    We are ending support for our Parallels Server product line and are investigating a future new server product line based on the Parallels Desktop for Mac code base. When information on this is available it will be added to our website.

    Effective immediately, you will no longer be able to purchase new licenses for or renew maintenance or support agreements on the following products:
    · Parallels Server for Mac 4.0
    · Parallels Server for Mac 4.0, Mac mini Edition
    · Parallels Server for Mac 4.0 Bare Metal Edition

    What does it mean for you?

    * Parallels will no longer release patches or updates for these products;
    * Parallels Support will not be able to escalate the requests to the development team for patches/fixes which are not covered in existing version/build of the product.
    * If you have a personal Support Plan, please contact your Parallels sales representative or one of the Parallels offices.
     
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2013
  2. geauxvols

    geauxvols Bit Poster

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    So what if we have a trial installation of Parallels BM Edition and we want to keep running it? It will be painful for a SMB with limited resources to backup several PVMs and run them from Parallels Desktop, or worse, transition them to vmx and install ESX. Why not offer licenses with the understanding that 1) support will no longer be available and 2) an upgrade path will be available for the "future new server product"?
     

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