Parallels Summit 2013 – to be held February 4 – 6 in Las Vegas – is the best opportunity you’ll have all year to find out what changes are coming to the cloud marketplace and how to position yourself to take full advantage of them. Get tips on how to develop winning strategies that will help you build your business and maximize your profits. Plus Parallels Summit is the best single opportunity to network with your peers and make valuable connections.
So mark your calendar for this must–attend event – and register today to take advantage of our Early Bird pricing. Now through October 31, the registration fee is only $99 – a $200 savings off the standard $299 fee when you use this code ATGNNR7B.
Plus you’ll hear from Birger Steen, Parallels CEO, and Serguei Beloussov, Parallels Executive Chairman of the Board and Chief Architect, about Parallels direction for the future.
Whatever your area of interest, you’ll find in–depth sessions that will fill you in on the latest solutions, provide insight from industry experts, and help you move your business forward. Check out the rest of the conference agenda here.
Of course, it wouldn’t be Parallels Summit without a top-notch attendee party. We’re excited to announce that this year’s party will take place at PURE, a nightclub that’s been recognized with numerous awards, including Las Vegas Mega–Club of the Year by the 2011 Nightclub & Bar Awards and No. 1 Club in the Country by E! Entertainment.
Don’t wait, register now through October 31st, using registration code ATGNNR7B at checkout – and pay only $99.
Parallels recently held its fourth annual Asia–Pacific Summit in Singapore, where leading service providers and industry experts gathered to discuss the latest trends and share best practices to further the growth of cloud and hosting services.Some of the news headlines from the event included:
Parallels is once again a Diamond Sponsor for the upcoming WHD.local tour. Powered by Parallels, this tour will be making its way across Europe in November 2012.As a Parallels partner, you can attend for free by using the registration code O1T3442.The tour kicks off in Amsterdam in early November, followed by six more exciting stops:
Mark your calendar today with your preferred city and date–and register now.
Come join Open-Xchange and Parallels on November 15th in Berlin, Germany – where more than 300 of the most influential leaders in the hosting, telecommunications, cloud, and SaaS industries will come together for one purpose: to create a quantum change in the industry. And we don’t mean just improving financial performance, either. What we’re talking about is a major shift that recognizes the significant advantages of a SaaS ecosystem for delivering products, services and continuous transactions.
Summit presentations, discussions, and activities are specifically designed to provide the business and technical insights that will help you leverage the competitive advantage that Open–Xchange delivers to global service providers and cloud-based infrastructure companies around the globe.
For more information and free registration, go to www.summit.open-xchange.com.
In this Marketing Best Practices white paper, available through Parallels PartnerNet, we explore how best to merchandise web services to two groups of customers – those who are less technically oriented and those who are more technically oriented – as well as providing general merchandising recommendations that apply to all customers. By following these best practices, you’ll be able to maximize your rate of converting browsers to buyers, as well as increasing your revenues.
These two services – both without any startup costs – make Parallels Payment Network the smart choice for hosters who want to meet their customers’ growing demand for eCommerce solutions. If you’re a Parallels Plesk Panel partner and are interested in offering one of these secure, risk-free, turnkey eCommerce solutions, go here for more information. You can also watch the on–demand webinar to learn more about these two solutions.
CloudFlare speeds up website performance through its global content delivery network: by storing content in multiple locations around the world, it enables pages to load quickly no matter where site visitors are located. The service also enhances security, protecting against online threats ranging from spammers to SQL injection to DDOS attacks – plus it provides website owners with powerful site analytics.
We met the CloudFlare team last year and were impressed with the ease of use of the service (it takes less than five minutes to install), as well as with its results. With CloudFlare, websites load, on average, twice as fast as before and are optimized for fast rendering. In addition, they’re protected against a broad range of threats, and website owners get powerful analytics to help them understand their traffic.
CloudFlare also delivers many operational benefits to service providers: reduced server load, significant bandwidth savings, protection from DDoS attacks, and an automatic IPv4/6 gateway. In addition, it provides monetary benefits, since you can increase your ARPU by reselling CloudFlare to your customers.
We wanted to make it super–easy for Parallels service providers to offer CloudFlare to their customers – and we’ve done that by making it available to all Parallels Plesk Panel 10.4 and Parallels Plesk Panel 11 users via the APS catalog. You can choose from two plans: CloudFlare Free, a no–cost plan; and CloudFlare Performance Plus, offering enhanced services.
Today, over 500,000 websites use CloudFlare. They range from blogs to ecommerce websites, and from SMBs to Fortune 500 companies to governments. Now your SMB customers can be among them. Offer your customers enterprise-level performance and security today – with CloudFlare.
Register Now for Parallels Summit 2013
Registration is now open. Take advantage of our Early Bird pricing and save $200. Register now through October 31st and pay only $99. Use code ATGNNR7B.
Want your company to be featured on the Parallels Cloud Facebook and Twitter sites? It’s easy! Just send a high-resolution picture to us. It could be of your data center, of you in front of your company logo, of your customer support pods, or just a general pic of your operations. Let us know who is in the picture and anything else relevant, and we’ll promote it socially.
October 9 in Sydney, Australia.
Parallels is a Diamond Partner at WHD.australia. This event is part of the WorldHostingDays series and unites all important decision makers of the Oceania hosting and Internet industry. Join us for a fantastic show in Sydney—a city selected both because of its outstanding infrastructure and because many IT and hosting companies are located here.
October 21-24 in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Parallels will be exhibiting in the Solutions Showcase at BroadSoft Connections. Attendees will have an opportunity to network with peers from around the world and discuss the latest industry trends to help them formulate successful strategies. Unleash the possibilities by joining us in Scottsdale!
October 30 in São Paulo, Brazil.
Parallels is a Diamond Partner at WHD.latinamerica. This event is part of the WorldHostingDays series and unites all important decision makers of the South American hosting and Internet industry. Join us for a fantastic show in the lively metropolis of São Paulo, where many innovative information and communications technology companies are located.
November 15 in Berlin, Germany.
Come join Open-Xchange and Parallels on November 15th in Berlin, Germany—where more than 300 of the most influential leaders in the hosting, telecommunications, cloud, and SaaS industries will come together.
Technical Introduction to Application Packaging Standard (APS)
October 9 at 8 AM (PDT) / 11 AM (EDT) /
5 PM (CEST).
Learn about the Application Packaging Standard (APS). The APS team will describe necessary steps to package and certify your application and answer all of your technical questions.
New Cloud Services in October: Intercall, MobeeArt and FTPToday
October 16 at 8 AM (PDT) / 11 AM (EDT) /
5 PM (CEST).
Attend this month’s Cloud Services webinar and hear directly from Intercall, MobeeArt and FTPToday on the features and benefits of their applications and how you can profit by offering them to your small business customers.
Technical Overview of Microsoft Lync
October 23 at 8 AM (PDT) / 11 AM (PDT) /
5 PM (CEST)
Join us for this webinar to learn about the major features and benefits of hosted Microsoft Lync, including a live demonstration.
Highlights from the APAC 2012 SMB Cloud Insights Research
October 30 at 6 PM (PDT) / October 31 at
9 AM (HKT)
Join us for this webinar and find out how APAC SMBs are adopting cloud services, which cloud services are adopted first, and what cloud services will be most popular among SMBs in the next 3 years.
Parallels Business Automation Standard (PBAS) 4.2.2 Best Practices
October 31 at 8 AM (PDT) / 11 AM (PDT) /
5 PM (CEST)
Join our PBAS experts to learn tips and tricks to ensure that will help you and your end users get the most out of our latest release of PBAS, version 4.2.2.
Parallels is committed to providing high-quality, cost-effective solutions to our customers. As new technologies emerge, the demand for older product versions and components decreases. As we continue to address our customers' needs by introducing new products and services, we also periodically need to end support for older software versions.In keeping with our Parallels Business Automation Standard (PBAS) lifecycle policy, we will be ending support for the following versions on December 15, 2012:
To continue to receive technical support and product updates, you will need to upgrade to the latest version, Parallels Business Automation Standard 4.2.2.
In addition, if you are using a perpetual PBAS license, please make sure that you have purchased Software Update Services (SuS), or consider switching to leased licenses, which include SuS. If you don’t yet have SuS and want to buy it, you can do so at half the regular price until October 31, 2012. Please contact your account manager for details.
You can download the latest upgrade files and release notes at https://parallelsnetwork.com/download-pbas.
For more information and step–by–step instructions on how to upgrade from previous PBAS versions, please refer to Knowledge Base article #2043.You may also want to read more about the Parallels Business Automation Standard lifecycle policy and lifecycle policies for other Parallels products and watch our pre-recorded PBAS 4.2 Best Practices webinar, which will give you an update on all the new features in PBAS 4.2. These include:
In keeping with our Parallels Plesk Panel lifecycle policy, we will be ending the ability to order Parallels Plesk Panel 9.5.x keys. The end of sales for this older key type coincides with this version of the panel entering the Extended Support phase of its lifecycle.
NOTE: Any licenses that have already been created will not be affected by this change.
Parallels Plesk Panel 9.5 keys will no longer be available as of December 9, 2012.
After this date, your customers must purchase Parallels Plesk Panel 10.x or 11.x licenses. Please ensure that your key ordering systems and processes are updated with this new availability information.
Nephos Networks developed a business model that depended on the ability to package, provision, and manage software in the cloud. To make this business model efficient, the company needed a way to automate a large number of operational and billing related tasks, making the delivery of applications as fast as possible. Nephos Networks also needed to manage relationships with ISVs and resellers. Parallels Automation helped Nephos Networks manage a wide range of business tasks that would usually be time-consuming, manual processes. Across service provisioning, account control, billing, and reseller management, Parallels Automation forms the backbone of the Nephos Networks service.
If you have a partnership agreement in place with Parallels (whether Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Platinum), you should take a moment to fill out your company profile in PartnerNet. Why? By doing so you will add your company to the Parallels Partner Locator, making it easier for potential customers to find you.
If you’re a PartnerNet member but don’t yet have a partnership agreement with Parallels, this is a great reason to consider setting up at least a Bronze-level agreement. Information about our partner program can be found here. You can also contact us at email@example.com or talk to your local Parallels sales rep for more information.
Parallels Automation Support team has initiated a new process of knowledge–sharing between engineers. Now, instead of escalating a ticket to the next level, engineers invite someone from the next level of support to join their on-line session and share their knowledge and experience to help them resolve the issue. This approach is expected to quickly increase the average level of engineering proficiency.
We’ve created a “hub” article of Parallels Plesk Panel security best practices, collecting all information related to Parallels Plesk Panel security: http://kb.parallels.com/114620.