Leading Market Research firm to Open Parallels Summit 2010 with Keynote Address on Public Clouds

November 20, 2009

SoftLayer CEO Lance Crosby Addresses Industry Questions in Interactive Session;
Conference Sponsors include Microsoft, VeriSign, Intel, Unison

RENTON, WA., November 19, 2009 — Worldwide cloud-enablement leader Parallels, today announced that Melanie Posey, Research Director, Hosting and Telecom Markets at IDC will deliver the opening keynote address at Parallels Summit 2010 in Miami Beach, Florida on 22-24 February. Ms. Posey will introduce the theme of the event — "Profit from the Cloud" — with a presentation on Public Clouds delivered on the morning of February 23rd, 2010.

"With so much emphasis on the cloud model and its implications for all telcos, hosters, VARs, managed service providers and ISVs, Parallels Summit 2010 will provide the perfect forum for tracking global trends, leveraging them in local markets and meeting some of the most significant companies in the industry," said Melanie Posey, Research Director, Telecom Markets at IDC.

Also joining the speaker line-up is Lance Crosby, CEO of SoftLayer, who plans to specifically address questions asked by those in the industry while also providing some insight into creating and building a high growth hosting company. Parallels Summit attendees can submit questions for Mr. Crosby at Summit_Questions@parallels.com. "The Parallels Summit is one of the most important events that we attend.  It has the most qualified delegates in the hosting industry and is often the starting point for many of our long lasting relationships," he said. "I"m looking forward to a very interactive session and urge people to send their questions in early."

Other confirmed speakers for the event include Warren Adelman, President and Chief Operating Officer at GoDaddy.com and Antonio Piraino, Senior Analyst, Managed Hosting & Cloud Infrastructure Services, Tier 1 Research. Serguei Beloussov, Chairman and CEO at Parallels and Jack Zubarev, President, Service Provider Worldwide at Parallels will feature prominently throughout the Summit.

Platinum sponsors for this exclusive event include Microsoft and VeriSign while gold sponsors are Intel and Unison and Silver sponsors are AMD, InterNex, tucows and e.pages. For more information on becoming a sponsor for the fifth annual Parallels Summit, please contact sponsors@parallels.com.

Parallels Summit 2010 will be held at Fontainebleau Miami Beach from 22-24 February, 2010. Registration is free for Parallels partners, customers, invited guests and other industry professionals. This global conference will provide a blueprint of how delegates can utilize Parallels technology to enable new Cloud Services; develop strategies to improve and extend the value of their services to the market; and develop new up-sell and cross-sell strategies that drive more revenue.

Visit the Parallels Summit conference website for registration and more details at: www.parallels.com/summit. For all other questions, please contact: summit@parallels.com.


About Parallels — Optimized Computing
Parallels is a worldwide leader in virtualization and automation software that optimizes computing for consumers, businesses, and cloud services providers across all major hardware, operating systems, and virtualization platforms. Founded in 1999, Parallels is a fast-growing company with more than 700 employees in North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, please visit www.parallels.com.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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