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Australian Small and Medium Business Market for Cloud Services at A$480 Million, with Ample Growth Opportunities for Service Providers

"Parallels estimates that the market opportunity to serve Australian SMBs with Cloud services is A$480 million in 2011 and growing rapidly, with hosted infrastructure and Web presence segments driving the majority of Australian growth. Parallels has determined that hosted infrastructure currently accounts for A$230 million, followed by web presence (A$190 million); and hosted communication and collaboration (A$60 million)."
Parallels SMB Cloud Insights™ 2011 Report (Australia)

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Paul de Grijp
COO, BackupAgent BV

Paul is an all-rounder and founder of BackupAgent. He has been responsible for the software developments and operations of the company in the past and currently Paul is the ‘internal engine’ of BackupAgent. Having extremely well developed analytical skills, Paul makes sure that all of Finance-, HR- and Legal-items are in line with the goals of the company and the international growth ambition. Paul holds a Master degree of Science from the Technical University of Delft.
Ernst Kelting
VP Sales APAC, Open-Xchange

Ernst joined Open-Xchange in 2009. He is responsible for the APAC Region and has built a distribution network for the Open-Xchange product range. Prior to Open-Xchange, he developed successfully the Asian market for Kaspersky and Astaro.
Jack Zubarev - Parallels Jack Zubarev
President, Service Provider Worldwide, Parallels

Mr. Zubarev is a founder and the president of Parallels’ Service Provider division worldwide including sales and operations for hosting and software-as-a-service (SaaS). Since the company’s founding in 1999, he has held multiple leadership roles within the company including chief operating officer, sales engineering, product marketing and business development. Zubarev has been instrumental in building the company from its start to today with more than 700 employees. Zubarev was also a founder of Acronis and helped establish the storage management company’s sales and marketing organizations in the United States. Previously, he handled product marketing for Pervasive Software and brought its first Linux product to market. Zubarev holds a degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and an MBA from the University of San Francisco.
Alex Goncharov
Sr. Director, PBAS Product Marketing, Parallels

Alex Goncharov serves as senior director for Parallels Business Automation Standard (PBAS) Product Marketing. Based in Canada, Goncharov spearheads the division’s business development and administration as well as development of new service offerings, professional services and sales channels.
Goncharov has a proven track record of serving the IT industry and possesses more than 20 years of experience, in a variety of key leadership roles across management, business and technical development.
Goncharov holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Engineering from the Moscow Technical University (MPEI TU).
Blake M. Tyra
Panel Product Manager, Parallels


Blake Tyra is the Product Manager for Parallels Panel products. In the hosting industry for 9 years, Blake has seen business from all sides – as a hosting customer, hosting provider, and working for the leader in hosting automation software. In his over 4 years at Parallels, Blake has held multiple roles in Customer Support, Development, and most recently Product Management. He helps to understand customer needs and translates those into product and process improvements for Parallels Panel products such as Plesk Panel, Plesk Automation, Web Presence Builder, Customer & Business Manager, and more. Prior to joining Parallels, Blake was a Development Support Engineer at ModernGigabyte – a company that was acquired by Parallels in 2008.
Kieron Darley
Solutions Architect, APAC
Quest Software


Kieron has been in the IT industry for over 12 years and with Quest Software since January 2005, most recently working as an Solutions Architect across APACJ in the Windows Management space, specialising in Migration’s and Consolidation’s. Kieron has a wealth of experience in helping organisations understand what is truly involved in making a migration project a real success which has been gained through working with both some of the largest organisations and biggest migration projects across both the local region and the wider global market.