Parallels broadens support for partners offering cloud-based services to small businesses
Miami, FL, Parallels Summit, February 24, 2010 — Parallels, the worldwide leader in enabling cloud services, outlined its 2010 roadmap today during the Parallels Summit, including plans for new offerings for partners interested in providing enhanced cloud-based services to their small business customers.
More than 1100 people are attending Parallels Summit 2010 in Miami, to focus on small businesses moving their IT services to the cloud and how hosters and cloud services providers can innovate, optimize and grow in order to profit from the cloud.
Product announcements on Day 2 include:
Parallels Outlines Technology Roadmap
In 2010, Parallels will introduce support for Microsoft Exchange 2010 as well as VoIP services for messaging and collaboration in its automation products. Additionally, the company will offer Parallels Server for Mac Bare Metal Edition and Parallels Virtuozzo Containers v4.6 for virtualized infrastructure services, and Parallels Small Business Panel and Partner Marketplace v2 for broader SaaS applications.
Jack Zubarev, President, Parallels emphasized that offering a broader portfolio of cloud-based services to small businesses can impact customer retention and the bottom line for hosting companies and VARs. “For these companies, particularly shared Web hosters, offering services such as messaging and collaboration in addition to Web site hosting can significantly improve profitability and decrease churn,” said Mr. Zubarev.
Other news at Parallels Summit included:
Go Daddy, the world’s leader in domain name registrations and dominant Web hosting provider, officially introduced its Mac Hosting solution, Cloud Server powered by Mac OS X. The new virtual dedicated servers provide the power of a dedicated Mac OS X server for a fraction of the cost.
ParaScale, Inc., a leader in developing cloud storage software solutions, demonstrated the ParaScale Cloud storage 2.0 platform, in what it believes is the next generation of cloud storage.
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.