About Parallels

Parallels® is a global leader in hosting and cloud services enablement and cross-platform solutions. Parallels began operations in 2000 and has developed into a fast-growing software company with more than 900 employees across offices in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia.

Hosting and Cloud Services Enablement Business

Parallels makes it easier for service providers to grow and Profit from the Cloud™ with innovative service delivery software, expertise, and its partner ecosystem. More than 10,000 service providers rely on Parallels to deliver thousands of applications and cloud services to more than 10 million small and medium businesses (SMBs) in more than 130 countries. The company’s customers and partners include traditional Web hosters, communication service providers, value added resellers (VARs), distributors, and website designers.

The company’s flagship hosting and cloud services integration mechanism, Application Packaging Standard (APS), is a free and open industry standard that creates a simple and quick way for services providers to offer new applications and cloud services, including aggregated third-party applications and services. The APS ecosystem includes hundreds of independent software vendors (ISVs) who rely on Parallels service provider partners as additional channels to reach millions of SMBs.

Cross-Platform Applications

Parallels cross-platform applications make it possible and simple for consumers and businesses of all sizes to run and access applications they need on a variety of platforms. Parallels Desktop for Mac, the award-winning and No. 1-selling Mac desktop virtualization software with 90 percent market share, has shipped more than four million units1. Parallels Desktop empowers enterprises, businesses, and consumers to run Windows and Mac applications side-by-side on a Mac without rebooting.

Parallels Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) enterprise solutions include the Parallels Management Suite plug-in for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), which makes SCCM 2007/2012 a universal and comprehensive cross-platform solution to manage Macs and PCs with ease. Additionally, Parallels is adding iOS and Android support to Parallels Management Suite to empower CIOs and IT professionals to easily manage PCs, Macs, iPads, iPhones, and Android devices through one infrastructure management solution.

Parallels Snapshot

  • Began operations in 2000
  • 900+ employees worldwide
  • 4+ million units of Parallels Desktop for Mac sold worldwide
  • Serving 10,000+ service providers and 10+ million SMBs in 130+ countries

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