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General Availability of Flexiant and Parallels Cloud Server Marks Industry First

June 3, 2014



Service Providers can now rapidly deliver cloud infrastructure with a unique orchestration and virtualization solution.

London, UK - - Flexiant today announced the general availability of the integrated Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator and Parallels Cloud Server virtualization and storage. No other cloud orchestration and management provider has integrated with container-based operating system virtualization, making this a truly unique opportunity within the industry. With the Flexiant and Parallels integrated solution, service providers and hosters can launch Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) in days and capture a share of the rapidly growing cloud market.

Service providers wanting to take advantage of containers (instances of operating system virtualization), can use Parallels Cloud Server with Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator to achieve two to three times the density of hypervisor virtualization. This enables service providers to offer several times as many virtual servers on the same node offering a lower cost per virtual server on burstable containers helping to improve efficiency, increase utilization of key assets and ultimately increasing profitability.

Jim Foley, SVP Market Development, Flexiant, "After announcing the integration plans between Parallels and Flexiant, the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. Service providers and hosters want the benefits of Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator for IaaS orchestration and application management while also running it on Parallels Cloud Server. Selecting this integrated offer gives service providers freedom to offer another hypervisor technology safe in the knowledge that their orchestration layer will support the IaaS business."

John Zanni, CMO, Parallels, "Working with Flexiant is an industry first for us. Our customers want to benefit from the efficiency Parallels Cloud Server operating system virtualization offers, but they also want an IaaS orchestration that supports other virtualization technologies, if their customers require it. The Parallels partnership with Flexiant creates a unique opportunity for our customers who want to quickly launch an IaaS platform."

Service providers struggling with virtual server capacity, the inability to support channel sales and with launching a cloud service can turn to Parallels and Flexiant to boost profitability by delivering up to three times as many virtual servers per physical node than a traditional hypervisor based model while improving performance. Service providers can easily get to market with expanded reach, scalability and simple cloud management using a cloud orchestration platform, uniquely integrated with container technology, to offer best of breed, comprehensive IaaS with maximum density. This gives service providers the ability to keep prices as competitive as possible when selling cloud servers.

For more information on the integrated Parallels Cloud Server and Flexiant solution, visit www.flexiant.com/parallels or email sales@flexiant.com.

About Flexiant

Flexiant provides cloud orchestration software focused solely to the global service provider market. Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator is a cloud management software suite that arms service providers with a customizable platform to help them turn innovative ideas into revenue generating services quickly and easily. With Flexiant, service providers can generate more revenue and accelerate growth, compete more effectively and lead the market through innovation. Vendor agnostic and supporting multiple hypervisors, Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator offers a customizable platform, a flexible interface, integrated metering and billing, reseller capabilities and application management. Flexiant gives service providers the ability to develop, launch and bill for new cloud services quickly.

Flexiant has been named a Gartner Cool Vendor in Cloud Management, ranked as the most innovative product in the market by Info-Tech Research Group for the second year in a row and called an industry double threat by 451 Research. Flexiant is now a Dell certified technology partner and Parallels partner. Customers include Colt Ceano, Computerlinks, ITEX, NetGroup and WeServe. Flexiant is also a key participant in the European Framework Programme.

For more information visit www.flexiant.com.

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