The Planet Galvanizes Dedicated Hosting Demand; Partners with Parallels to Offer One-Month Free "Hosting-in-a-Box" Bundle

July 6, 2009

Promotion Delivers Resellers and Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Complete Hosting Solution to Maximize Revenue

HERNDON, Va., July 6, 2009 — Automation and virtualization leader Parallels, today announced that The Planet, the global leader in IT Hosting, will offer its hosting reseller channel a special bundled offering that combines Parallels Plesk Panel, together with Parallels Plesk Billing.  The promotion also delivers to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) a free bundled promotion that includes Parallels Panel with 100 domains, in addition to The Planet’s Alpha Monitoring service. The promotion, which launches July 6, 2009, offers the Parallels bundle free of charge, for one-month. It is available on all dedicated servers, and includes 24/7 server and service monitoring.

"The Planet and Parallels are committed to helping resellers increase hosting revenues," said Urvish Vashi, general manager of The Planet’s Dedicated Servers line of business. "Few companies are in a position to offer a promotion of this significance. Combining the power of Parallels Panel and Parallels Billing, with The Planet’s enterprise-quality data centers and network, ensures our reseller channel has access to the most competitive and the best technology available today."

The promotion provides The Planet’s reseller channel with a dedicated hosting solution targeted specifically to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs).  Details for the reseller and SMB promotions can be found at: http://www.theplanet.com/parallels-plesk-offer. The robust solution combines Parallels Plesk Panel — an integrated hosting automation control panel software, with Parallels Plesk Billing.  Parallels Panel is the only control panel that gives users direct availability to hundreds of applications via the Application Packaging Standard (APS).  Parallels Plesk Billing automates billing operations and is designed specifically for any business that needs recurring billing support — from taking orders, provisioning services, managing invoices and collecting payments.

Each server automation application shares a seamless interface, ensuring end-users can easily navigate and perform tasks quickly. The advanced bundle gives resellers and their customers an intuitive, easy-to-use Web-based managed hosting solution.

 

"The Parallels Plesk Panel bundle presents the ideal path to generate IT revenue, particularly in today’s difficult economic environment," said Jack Zubarev, President, Service Provider Division, Parallels. "Parallels and The Planet created the dedicated server promotion to ensure resellers are armed with the best dedicated hosting service, at the best price-point. These applications are designed to allow anyone to setup their system in minutes and begin selling immediately."

About The Planet
The Planet is the leading provider of On Demand IT Infrastructure solutions, hosting more than 20,000 small- and medium-size businesses and 17.8 million Web sites worldwide. Customers have the power to choose from the broadest range of hosting solutions in the industry, from dedicated servers, Managed Dedicated Servers, Northstar Managed Hosting™ and data center colocation, all backed by 24x7x365 support. With the best choice of servers, software tools and world-class service, backed by
state-of-the-art data centers and an enterprise-class network, The Planet turns IT into a powerful competitive advantage that enables customers to grow their businesses. For additional information, visit www.theplanet.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 700 employees in North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, please visit www.parallels.com.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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