WHD.global 2012 is a must-attend event to learn about the latest business opportunities in web hosting — and Parallels will be center stage. Parallels is a Diamond sponsor for WHD.global 2012, and we encourage you to join us for this enlightening event, where you will experience:
Thought-provoking keynote presentations from senior Parallels executives
Insightful and interactive sessions on the hottest web hosting topics and the very latest Parallels solutions
One-to-one briefings with members of Parallels senior management team
Exclusive roundtable events for East European Parallels Plesk partners and those interested in leveraging the Application Packaging Standard (APS)
Live demonstrations of the latest Parallels solutions
Register now for your complimentary pass.
Parallels is pleased to announce the availability of Parallels Plesk Panel 11 marketing preview #1 and Parallels Plesk Panel 11 partner training sessions. We continue to work towards out April 24th target RTM date, and to help you prepare for the upcoming launch, Parallels Plesk Panel 11 marketing preview #1 is now available for download and training sessions are open for registration.
The preview provides new benefits that will help service providers become more profitable, including:
This preview also has several new benefits for end-users, including:
In relation to the upcoming launch of Parallels Plesk Panel 11 in late March (and RTM in late April), we will be offering the following Parallels Plesk Panel 11 training for partners:
Business Benefits Update — Wednesday March 7, 2012 10:00am Pacific (GMT-8)
Register today to attend this Webinar live!
Partner Technical Training — Thursday March 8, 2012 10:00am Pacific (GMT-8)
This webinar is a technical training session that will provide advice and direction on how to deploy and offer Parallels Plesk Panel 11. Register today to attend this webinar live!
Every training session will be recorded and made available for on-demand viewing after its webinar. Look for the link on PartnerNet Partner News.
Take advantage of these great opportunities to learn about Parallels Plesk Panel 11, and join us for the official launch of Parallels Plesk Panel 11 at WHD.global 2012 in Germany.
With Parallels Automation for Cloud Marketplace, service providers have the ability to instantly launch a customized storefront with more applications that come complete with pre-negotiated licensing terms and white label support, which dramatically improves both time-to-market and time-to-profitability. Applications include: Attracta, CloudFlare, Ecwid, Evernote, Global Mentoring, Keepit, Infratel Infra Cloud Receptionist™, MXSweep, Norton, PinnacleCart, UNITY Mobile, SiteLock, SpamExperts, StopTheHacker and Trustwave.
Learn more here.
Parallels is committed to providing high-quality, cost-effective solutions to our customers. Rapidly changing technologies influence the level, timing and character of demand for particular product versions and components. All of this drives the need to introduce new products and services as well as to end support for older software versions.
In keeping with our Parallels Plesk Panel lifecycle policy, we will be ending the ability to order certain older key types. These key types will be:
The above listed keys will no longer be available as of April 1, 2012. After this date, your new customers must purchase Plesk 9.5 or Plesk 10.x licenses. Please ensure that your key ordering systems and processes are updated with this new availability to ensure your operations will not be affected.
Parallels Summit 2012 wrapped up the week of February 13 in Orlando, FL. This year set attendance records compared to the previous six Parallels Summit events. Over 1,200 attendees enjoyed keynotes from speakers such as Guy Kawasaki and Birger Steen, Parallels CEO. If you weren't able to attend, you can see what you missed and watch videos of the presentations here.
At Parallels Summit 2012, we unveiled new and improved material, including the Parallels SMB Cloud Insights™ reports and the infographic poster. These are now available for download.
Parallels SMB Cloud Insights™
New Parallels SMB Cloud Insights™ reports for 2012 — including the US, Global trends, Brazil, and Mexico reports — are now online. These four reports were first released to attendees of Parallels Summit 2012 and enjoyed extensive coverage among industry media and analysts. Download your copy of these reports to help you build your SMB business in the cloud!
The poster addresses the market landscape, opportunity, and diversity; highlights the cloud service delivery blueprint and the Parallels portfolio; and features our ISV and cloud service provider ecosystem.
You can download your copy here.If you would like a physical copy, please contact your sales representative. We will gladly mail you one.
At Parallels Summit 2012, Parallels and Runa Capital announced their partnership in a new go-to-market accelerator program for independent software vendors of cloud applications and services for small and medium business (SMBs). Read more
Parallels highlighted the vast expansion of its ISV ecosystem at Parallels Summit 2012. The Application Packaging Standard (APS) has created a valuable new revenue opportunity — for both hosting industry service providers and ISVs — by introducing a "pluggable" approach to hosting and cloud applications and services. ISVs continue to embrace the potential of the APS, which includes certified applications such as Google Apps for Business™, Microsoft® Dynamics 2011, and Open-Xchange. See the APS website for a list of other certified applications. Read more
Parallels and Quest Software partner to deliver valuable hosted application solutions to service providers. Quest adds Microsoft Exchange Migration, Desktop as a Service, and Remote Network Management Solutions to the Parallels Automation Cloud Marketplace. This new partnership agreement will enable service providers to drive more revenue faster with three essential solutions targeting specific customer workloads available within Parallels Automation and Parallels Plesk Panel Suite. These solutions enable service providers to deliver self-service Microsoft® Exchange migration services to Microsoft® Office365 or Hosted Microsoft® Exchange, as well as Desktop-as-a -Service deployment and management services, and remote network monitoring and management services. Read more
Symantec received the Parallels 2011 APS ISV Service of the Year at an awards ceremony at the Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Parallels gives its APS ISV Service of the Year Award to the top independent software vendor (ISV) who has utilized the Application Packaging Standard (APS) to deliver a cloud-based application on the Parallels platform, providing a stellar end-user experience and driving accelerated run-rate growth for Parallels service provider partners. Read more
Learn how Symantec leverages new Parallels-automated platforms to deliver cloud services to SMBs.
Register today for the next partner webinar. Cloud services providers should attend this webinar to hear directly from application and service vendors on the features and benefits of their applications and how vendors can help service providers profit by offering applications to small business customers. This is a great opportunity to find out how to sell high demand commercial applications and services and to learn how Parallels and the vendors can help you be successful in increasing ARPU and reducing customer churn. This webinar series features a wide range of proven and revenue generating application categories.
The March webinar will feature:
This popular and well-attended webinar series helps connect ISVs and cloud service providers to drive new business. Past products and companies highlighted include: Microsoft, BackupAgent, MXSweep, 4PSA, UNITY Mobile, Open X-change, Ksplice, Panda Security, Pinnacle Cart, goMobi, Infratel, OfficeDrive, Stopthehacker, Video Most, Parallels PACM, Attracta, CloudFlare, MessageSolution, SofCloudIT, LiveOffice, SmarterTools, SpamExperts, Symantec.cloud, and Alteva.
You can also watch past webinars.
Parallels Global Support is proud to introduce the FastLane™ support program. By being in the FastLane™, customers will be placed at the top of the support queue and assured that their urgent issues are quickly resolved.
In order to participate in the FastLane™ support program in 2012, customers must meet 8 of the following 10 best practices for operational excellence*:
*Customers must also commit to meeting 100% of the requirements within 12 months
PartnerNet will be updated with the FastLane™ qualification form soon.
For best practices on how to propagate Parallels Containers for Windows to End Users please see the following Knowledge Base article.
For general Customer Support and Service, and updates from the Global Support organization you can tweet to @ParallelsCares on Twitter! @ParallelsCares.
*@ParallelsKB will tweet new and updated KB articles for the following products only: Parallels Desktop for Mac, Parallels Plesk Panel, Parallels Virtual Automation, Parallels Virtual Automation, Parallels Operations Automation, Parallels Business Automation — Enterprise, Parallels Business Automation - Standard.