Go Daddy President and COO Warren Adelman Joins Parallels Summit Speaker Line-up

August 31, 2009

Parallels Summit 2010 to be held February in Miami, Florida; Provides Education, Networking and Strategies for IT Success

RENTON, Washington — August 31, 2009 — Virtualization and automation leader, Parallels, today announced Warren Adelman, President and Chief Operating Officer of The Go Daddy Group, Inc., will be a keynote speaker at Parallels Summit 2010. Parallels fifth annual users’ conference will be held February 22-24, 2010, at the Fontainebleau in Miami, Florida. Registration for the event is free for Parallels partners, customers, invited guests and other industry professionals. This global conference will provide a blueprint to help Parallels users transform their IT infrastructure into the cloud and increase the ROI of existing IT investments.

Right now, GoDaddy.com serves more than seven million customers worldwide and is known for helping people and businesses get online quickly and affordably. The domain name registrar, Web hosting provider offers 52 Web related products and has grown its revenue, customer base and employee count exponentially in the last year, in spite of a difficult economy.

"Go Daddy and Parallels are equally committed to delivering compelling new solutions to customers," said Adelman. "We both continually work to improve how new applications and services are deployed, especially to SMBs. Leveraging the ‘cloud’ and making things easy for our customers has really driven our business."

Adelman sees the Parallels 2010 Summit as a tremendous opportunity for IT companies to come together and discuss the industry’s evolution “in the cloud.” As Adelman pointed out, “Go Daddy was using cloud-based solutions before the term ‘cloud’ was even coined.”

Parallels Summit will offer in-depth sessions on a variety of topics for ISV/SaaS players, hosting/cloud services providers and a business audience. The 2010 event will feature an exciting mix of hands-on training sessions, best practice discussions, customer success stories and IT optimization opportunities led by Parallels professionals, customers and other industry experts. Additionally, attendees will have the unique opportunity to network with their peers, exchange ideas with Parallels executives and work side-by-side with engineers to gain insight into development techniques and get expert advice on how to optimize Parallels products.

“We are thrilled that a leader of such an enterprising and energetic company as GoDaddy.com will be our keynote speaker at Parallels Summit 2010,” said Serguei Beloussov, CEO and founder of Parallels. “Mr. Adelman’s first-hand knowledge, experience and insight into the development of this industry and what it takes to satisfy customers and cultivate customer loyalty will be an invaluable benefit to the customers, partners, employees and other industry experts who will attend this preeminent event.”

Visit the Parallels Summit conference website for registration and more details at: http://www.parallels.com/summit.
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for the fifth annual Parallels Summit, please contact sponsors@parallels.com. For all other questions, please contact: summit@parallels.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 more than 700 employees in North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, please visit www.parallels.com.

About The Go Daddy Group, Inc.
Go Daddy is a leading provider of services that enable individuals and businesses to establish, maintain and evolve an online presence. Go Daddy provides a variety of domain name registration plans and Web site design and hosting packages, as well as a broad array of on-demand services. These include products such as SSL Certificates, Domains by Proxy private registration, ecommerce Web site hosting, blog templates and blog software, podcast packages and online photo hosting. The Go Daddy Group, Inc. has more than 36 million domain names under management. Go Daddy registers, renews or transfers a domain name every second. GoDaddy.com is the world’s No. 1 domain name registrar according to Name Intelligence, Inc. During 2008, The Go Daddy Group registered more than one-third of all new domain names created in the top six generic top-level domains, or gTLDs, including .com, .net, .org, .info, .biz and .mobi.

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