Warning: Undefined array key "oxygen-cache-1409" in /var/www/wordpress_jb/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/class.jetpack.php on line 5759

Warning: Undefined array key "oxygen-cache-1414" in /var/www/wordpress_jb/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/class.jetpack.php on line 5759

Warning: Undefined array key "oxygen-universal-styles" in /var/www/wordpress_jb/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/class.jetpack.php on line 5759

Virtualized Performance Part 2: Parallels

Posted on February 8, 2009

A couple of weeks ago I posted a story about virtualized performance where I did a comparison between VMware Fusion and Sun's VirtualBox.

I wanted to update that story to include some details on Windows performance when Parallels is added to the mix.

Interestingly enough, Parallels really isn't that much further behind Fusion in terms of average boot time. To be precise, the difference is about .8 seconds between the two. Probably not that noticeable to the average user.

It comes down to features in that case. I also think there is a lot to be said about the stability of Fusion given VMware's years of experience and product maturity.

This will be a very important year in the Parallels development cycle. We'll see what they have up their sleeves.

About JB

I've been a technologist for over 20 years, getting my start in IT with a large Fortune 100 international retailer in the 1990s. I love to talk about new technology, mobile devices, software development, photography, and the weather.  The opinions expressed on this blog are my own.

Follow me

Copyright © Justin Braun.  All rights reserved.
linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram