Parallels Server hits Release Candidate milestone (a sort of)

Against any prediction to see the product at the just started Apple WWDC conference, it seems that Parallels is not ready yet to launch its dual mode (bare metal/hosted) virtualization platform Server.

The product is in beta since one year (despite the company’s original plan was to release it for mid-2006), and so far had four beta builds.

Parallels will release a hosted version of this product for every major platform, Windows, Linux and Mac OS, but only this last one is now in Release Candidate status.
The Windows/Linux one is still frozen at beta 4 stage.

It’s impossible to know when the product will be finally available, but it’s easy to imagine that Parallels wants to have it out in time for the upcoming VMworld 2008 in September.