In June 2008 Microsoft launched their Server Virtualization Validation Program (SVVP). The SVVP allows any vendor which offers hosted or bare-metal virtualization platforms to certify their platform for use with Microsoft Windows and allowing their platform to be supported by Microsoft . Since then most major virtualization platform vendors decided to have their solutions certified within the SVVP program.
Last week, Parallels announced that it will have its type-2 Parallels Hypervisor certified under the SVVP program. Once certified the Parallels Hypervisor will be supported by Microsoft.