PEER 1 Sees Growth and Customer Benefits with Parallels Plesk Power Pack

July 18, 2008

Service Providers Can Now Expand Revenue by Adding the Power Pack to Their Plesk Service Offerings

RENTON, Wash., July 18, 2008 – Parallels, a leader in server automation and virtualization software, has partnered with PEER 1 to offer its hosting providers Parallels Plesk Control Panel and Power Pack. This gives hosters the ability to quickly, cost-effectively and securely deploy popular interactive web applications to customers. PEER 1 has reported that over 500 of its 4,000 Parallels Plesk Control Panel customers are utilizing the Power Pack and more subscribe every day.

Parallels Plesk Power Pack gives hosting service providers and their customers the tools needed to install and configure popular web applications. With the Plesk Power Pack, customers can easily design more functional and advanced websites with feature-rich content and powerful applications. Parallels Plesk Power Pack which includes the Application Vault for SaaS applications, offers customers an integrated package of tools to automate the application deployment process, reduce support costs and increase revenue.

The Power Pack includes an application bundle of SpamAssassin, Application Pack, Helpdesk, Tomcat, ColdFusion, and MSSQL Add-Ons. Additionally, hosting service providers can use the APS Catalog, an inventory of applications attached to the Application Packaging Standard (APS), to provide up to 164 additional applications via the Application Vault.

“Including the Plesk Power Pack with our Parallels Plesk Control Panel offerings has given our managed and self-managed customers access to several beneficial applications,” said Tim Varma, Director of Product Management of PEER 1. “By offering the Power Pack, we have expanded our service offerings and will see continued growth as our customers realize the value of the applications.”

"Our Power Pack solution enables companies to offer multi-tiered hosting packages at the same time giving customers more options and easy access to advanced web applications,” said Serguei Beloussov, CEO of Parallels. "The Parallels Plesk Control Panel is a significant breakthrough in automated hosting technology because it gives hosting service providers the ability to take their businesses to the next-level."

PEER 1 has used Parallels Plesk Control Panel for its managed, dedicated and self-managed server customers since 2001. PEER 1 is one of the only hosting companies offering all three types of web hosting services under one roof: self-managed, managed and co-location. These extensive services are supported by PEER 1’s world class, geographically-diverse network, which includes 17 data centers and Points-of-Presence (POPs) in major cities across North America and Europe.

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 system 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.

About PEER 1
PEER 1, a leading online IT infrastructure provider, believes in the limitless opportunity of the Internet and the business growth and continuity it provides for its more than 10,000 customers. PEER 1 delivers highly scalable managed hosting and co-location solutions, and self-managed hosting through its ServerBeach brand, to ensure customers' online presence is always fast, always available. Serving a variety of companies, PEER 1 offers solutions that grow through every stage of web commerce, regardless of company size. The company's headquarters are in Vancouver, Canada and the stock is traded on the TSX under the symbol PIX. For more information visit: www.peer1.com and www.serverbeach.com.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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