New offerings significantly improve service providers’ global
delivery and support of cloud servicesParallels Plesk 12 provides a new security core with AtomicorpModSecurity
rules that provide powerful server-to-site security right out of the
box, and a new WordPress toolkit that will help hosters mass-manage
and secure multiple wordpress installs, including all plug-ins and
themes, in their infrastructure. This will provide a better and more
secure customer experience.
Windows Azure Pack APS Package enables service providers to
rapidly deploy Microsoft’s Windows Azure Pack services through the APS
for Parallels Automation. The Windows Azure Pack helps service
providers to offer the advanced cloud capabilities of Windows Azure
services based on their own infrastructure. These technologies include
the ability to offer IaaS and hosted databases with virtual networks,
high-density scalable web sites, as well as an enterprise service bus.
The Parallels Automation environment allows for seamless provisioning
of these new services, as well as the consolidated billing with other
offerings in the service provider’s environment.
Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator APS Package enables the rapid
deployment of highly differentiated public infrastructure as a service
(IaaS) cloud offerings based on the Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator (FCO)
with automated billing, provisioning and customer management provided
by Parallels Automation. When the Flexiant APS Package is deployed
with Parallels Automation, FCO provides compute, network and storage
orchestration; end user self-service control panels; APIs; and support
for a full range of virtualization technologies including Parallels
APS Packaged IaaS offerings now available from IBM/Softlayer
and Hostway. For service providers who want a low barrier to entry and
fast time to market IaaS solution, both IBM/Softlayer and Hostway have
APS packages to enable syndication of their infrastructure through
IDSync® APS package from InnerApps enables hybrid cloud
scenarios by leveraging the APS 2 Service Bus. Utilizing the IDSync
Open AD™ integration methods, ISVs can build on two-way Active
Directory® data integration, advanced provisioning, and automated
service discovery and configuration for any cloud offering which
exploits the unique features of APS 2. This creates exciting new
opportunities for service providers to offer unique upselling
experiences based on discovery of compatible services, while at the
same time providing unified login capabilities.
Parallels Cloud Server, the only complete solution for cloud
virtualization and cloud storage,is now integrated with
Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator (FCO) to enable service providers using
Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator to deploy cloud infrastructure based on
high-performance, high-density Parallels Cloud Server virtualization
and storage. Parallels Cloud Server combines Parallels Cloud Storage
with Parallels Containers and Parallels Hypervisor to dramatically
improve server performance, reliability and profitability.
RENTON, WA & NEW ORLEANS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
a leading hosting and cloud services enablement provider, introduced its
newest offerings to address the evolving cloud computing opportunities
for small to medium businesses (SMBs) at Parallels
Summit 2014. According to Parallels recently released SMB Cloud
Insights™ research, the global market for SMB cloud was $62 billion in
2013 and is projected to grow by 26% CAGR to more than $125 billion by
2016. The growth is largely being driven by increased use of cloud
services, from 5 services in 2013 to more than 9 services by 2016.
Businesses are getting their services from many providers, which results
in more time and resources spent managing IT and service providers not
maximizing their opportunities. In order to capture these opportunities,
hosters and service providers need to have the right underlying platform
to be able to deliver a relevant, integrated and easy-to-use set of
services to their customers. Parallels makes that possible.
Parallels Automation with APS 2 is the leading platform for SaaS
delivery with more than 500 services available through private, public
and hybrid clouds. Now, Parallels Automation with APS 2 is also the
leading platform for IaaS delivery. With Parallels Automation, a single
platform now manages and provisions IaaS based on the leading Cloud
Management Platforms and leading Virtualization and Storage solutions.
This gives Parallels partners the choice they need to take advantage of
market growth with the technologies customers prefer to support a
diversity of use cases - including virtual data centers, business
applications, enterprise applications, e-business hosting, test and
development, batch computing, and SaaS applications.
Parallels Plesk is the leading Web Management solution designed for
shared hosting businesses, designers, digital agencies, SMB IT
professionals and application developers – each optimized to how they
use Plesk on a day-to-day basis.
“Right now, businesses everywhere are moving to the cloud faster than
ever,” said Birger Steen, chief executive officer, Parallels. “For the
first time in history, critical business technology is as accessible for
the florist on Main Street as it is for the behemoths of Wall Street. As
a result, the SMB cloud industry is growing 30-40% year over year.
Service Providers working with Parallels are able to tap into this
growth with a proven platform and approach to make the cloud work for
all types of businesses, small and large.”
New Cloud Services Solutions
Additional Service Upgrades
In tandem with new solution offerings, Parallels also announced service
improvements for its broad customer base.
Parallels Cloud Universityis a completely redesigned,
web-based and instructor-led training program for both technical and
business staff of service providers -- providing education on
Parallels products with new levels of certification from beginner to
advanced. Developed by professional educators, the new program
increases efficiency and ROI by quickly onboarding new service
provider staff with industry training relevant to core cloud services.
Ready-Now Marketing, online marketplace, is a new benefit of
the Parallels Partner Program.Itprovides easy-to-use,
cost-effective marketing resources to help web hosters plan and
execute their marketing. Ready-Now Marketing launches with six
services from leading agencies including eBridge
Marketing Solutions, Semdrive
offering special packages and pricing for Parallels Partners. Services
include sales conversion optimization, search engine optimization, PPC
advertising, press release support, content creation and access to
email marketing tools.
Summit 2014 addresses all aspects of the company’s service provider
enablement solutions and business: Parallels service delivery software,
expansion of the widest cloud services catalog, the broadest partner
ecosystem, proprietary industry research and analysis, and a suite of
go-to-market consulting and implementation services.
Summit attendees include over 1,200 of the most prominent leaders in the
hosting industry, including executives from Platinum and Gold event
sponsors Microsoft and Cisco, among others. A detailed agenda of planned
sessions and activities is available at http://www.parallels.com/summit/2014/.
Parallels is a worldwide leader in hosting and cloud service enablement
and desktop virtualization. Founded in 1999, Parallels is a fast-growing
company with more than 900 employees in North America, Europe, and Asia.
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Nikolett Bacso, 425-282-5982