Event Sponsors Include Industry Leaders Microsoft and Intel
RENTON, Wash., April 29, 2008 – More than 550 people from over a dozen countries have registered for the Parallels Summit 2008, more than double the number that registered last year. Sponsors represent some of the world's leading technology companies, including Platinum sponsor Microsoft, Gold sponsor Intel, and Silver sponsors spreed, Open-Xchange, e.pages, Mesh Solutions and SoftLayer. The annual event will also include hands-on technical labs for Parallels solutions, sponsored by HP.
The Parallels Summit 2008 features keynotes by industry leaders and innovators, as well as in-depth product, strategy and networking sessions for business and technical professionals. The event is May 19-20 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. and is free for Parallels customers, partners and anyone interested in learning more about how virtualization and automation software can optimize their use of technology. Visit www.parallels.com/summit to register, reserve hotel accommodations or become a sponsor. Hotel availability is limited.
"We are pleased to see so much interest in the Parallels Summit 2008 among registrants and sponsors that include an impressive group of globally recognized industry leaders and innovators," said Kurt Daniel, senior vice president of marketing and online, Parallels. "This event gives business and technical professionals a unique opportunity to network with their peers and share insights on important computing trends such as virtualization, software as a service, 'green' hosting and more."
"The Parallels Summit represents an important opportunity for industry leaders to discuss the evolution of Web hosting technologies and exchange information on key topics such as delivering end-to-end solutions, understanding the software as a service ecosystem, and differentiating with customized and value-added solutions," said John Zanni, director of Worldwide Hosting at Microsoft Corp. "Parallels is a valued Microsoft partner, and we are proud to support the Parallels Summit this year as the Platinum sponsor."
The Parallels Summit 2008 begins Monday, May 19 at 9 a.m. with morning sessions followed by the opening keynote at 1:30 p.m. The Summit program concludes on Tuesday, May 20 at 5 p.m. following a closing ceremony that is highlighted with giveaways from Apple, Microsoft and Magellan. There will also be three evening networking events for attendees.
A detailed agenda of planned sessions and activities is available at www.parallels.com/summit/agenda.
About Parallels - Optimized Computing
Parallels is a worldwide leader in virtualization and automation software that optimizes computing for consumers, businesses, and service providers across all major hardware, operating systems, and virtualization platforms. Founded in 1999, Parallels is a fast-growing company with 900 employees in North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, please visit www.parallels.com.