Parallels Partner Storefront added to Parallels Plesk Panel 10, enabling Service Providers to generate additional revenue.
RENTON, WA; 5 October, 2010: Cloud enablement leader, Parallels today announced that the Parallels Partner Storefront has been added to Parallels Plesk Panel 10 to help service providers profit from the Cloud. Parallels’ Partners are preparing today to launch Parallels Plesk Panel 10 for general release in early November.
Parallels Partner Storefront, formerly known as Parallels Partner Marketplace, will allow customers to select, purchase and install more than 100 applications quickly and easily while ordering, licensing, billing and subscriptions are managed through the storefront.
Parallels will be making available more than 100 applications and services, including commercial solutions such as Norton Internet Security, Kaspersky Mail Anti-Virus, Mobile Web by Unity Mobile, Persony Web Conferencing and KeepIt online backup, plus popular open source solutions such as WordPress, Drupal, Joomla and an array of SSL certificates and domain registration services. New applications and services will be added to the storefront over time.
"Service providers already serve hundreds of millions of small businesses globally," said Jack Zubarev, President of Marketing and Alliances at Parallels. "These providers can now easily launch their own branded storefront and grow revenue by offering an array of applications and services to their small business customers."
The complexity of IT can easily become an expensive and time-consuming distraction for small businesses. Acquiring applications and services through the Cloud removes both the significant initial expense of in-house IT operations, and simplifies decision-making as small businesses can get a range of services from a single provider they already work with and trust.
"What attracts us to the Parallels Partner Storefront is its simplicity. Integrated with Parallels Plesk Panel 10, it delivers a centralized control panel that allows us to manage our small business customer requests," said Charles Nix, Public Relations Manager, ZipServers. "Our customers can access the Cloud applications they need in a few clicks while all the back-end management of the transaction is managed by Parallels, allowing us to get on with our core business."
"Parallels Partner Storefront helps us target small business customers and become more successful," said Daniel West, CEO at Unity Mobile. "In partnership with Parallels we are delivering our innovative solution to convert mobile opportunities to revenue for small businesses."
Parallels’ Partners interested in generating additional revenue can activate their customized storefront by visiting http://www.parallels.com/products/plesk/storefront.
Parallels is a global 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.