Parallels Announces Finalists for its Third Annual Partner Awards

February 2, 2012

Partners and ISVs that have achieved exceptional success in cloud services with Parallels products, solutions, services and ecosystem to be recognized during Parallels Summit 2012, February 14-16, 2012, in Orlando

RENTON, WA — February 2, 2012 — Parallels, the hosting and cloud services enablement leader, today announced the finalists for its Third Annual Partner Awards. Winners will be officially announced and recognized at Parallels Summit 2012, February 14-16, 2012, at the Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Anticipation for the event continues to build, as more than 1,500 attendees, from leading hosting companies, communication service providers, independent software vendors (ISVs), value-added resellers (VARs), technology industry analysts and journalists will converge in Orlando for the three-day conference. Parallels Summit 2012 is an unrivaled opportunity to build relationships with the leading players in hosting, while gaining valuable strategies for selling, upselling, reselling, bundling and delivering a wide range of profitable cloud services to Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs), the fastest growing segment in cloud adoption.

The Parallels Partner Awards recognize outstanding yearly achievements by partners who utilize and innovate with Parallels products, solutions, services and ecosystem to increase their revenue, with special attention given to those partners who have excelled in the rapidly-expanding small and medium business (SMB) cloud services market.

"Parallels Partner Awards distinguish the most innovative and successful hosters, service providers and ISVs," said Jack Zubarev, President of Marketing and Alliances at Parallels. "The nominated organizations have not only positioned themselves well for future growth through their operational strategies, but also demonstrate the advantages of partnering with Parallels and our unmatched combination of expertise, software and ecosystem.”

The award categories and 2011 finalists are:

New Partner of the Year – A partner whose first year in the Parallels Partner Program is highlighted by strong revenue growth and innovative use of Parallels products.

Finalists:
Elabs; Limestone Networks; UPC Broadband

Excellence in Innovation – A partner who has demonstrated innovative use of Parallels technologies in the areas of services, marketing and technical creativity.

Finalists:
Apptix; Otsuka Corporation; Outsourcery

APS ISV/Service of the Year – An Independent Software Vendor (ISV) who has utilized the Application Packaging Standard (APS) to deliver a cloud-based application on the Parallels platform, providing a stellar end-user experience and driving accelerated run-rate growth for Parallels Service Provider Partners.

Finalists:
Ecwid; MXSweep; Symantec

Excellence in Shared Web Hosting Services and Parallels Plesk Panel – A partner that exemplifies a strong commitment to Parallels Plesk Panel technology as demonstrated by: success and creativity in shared web hosting; a strong and growing base of satisfied customers; and deep knowledge and expertise in Parallels products.

Finalists:
Hostalia; MostHost; ViUX Systems

Excellence in Messaging & Collaboration Services and Parallels Automation – A partner that illustrates a strong commitment to Parallels Automation technology through successful and creative deployments of Messaging & Collaboration services, as demonstrated by a strong and growing base of satisfied customers.

Finalists:
KPN; Netstream AG; Ride Co., Ltd

Excellence in Virtualized Infrastructure Services and Virtualization – A partner that has demonstrated commitment to Parallels Virtualization through successful and creative Virtualized Infrastructure Services, resulting in a vibrant and growing base of satisfied customers.

Finalists:
Ipeer AB; KickassVPS.com; ServInt

Emerging Region Partner of the Year – A partner in an emerging market with a strong commitment to Parallels products combined with demonstrated growth and an increased base of satisfied customers.

Finalists:
Kazakhtelecom; MTN Cameroon; PacHosting; UOL Diveo

Cloud Leadership Award – Signifies a partner who has demonstrated leadership in the cloud space, based on their innovative use of Parallels technologies for the delivery of cloud applications and services.

Finalists:
AppRiver; intergenia AG; UberGlobal

President’s Award – A distinguished partner among the Parallels Partner community that has created significant business and market impact; exemplifies high-level commitment to delivering Parallels products and services to customers; and sustains a high level of sales and customer growth, customer satisfaction and innovation.

Finalists:
GMO US; HostEurope; LocaWeb

There’s still time to register Parallels Summit 2012. To register, and for information about the agenda, training and certification sessions, please visit http://www.parallels.com/summit/2012/.

About Parallels
Parallels is a worldwide leader in hosting and cloud service enablement and desktop virtualization. Founded in 1999, Parallels is a fast-growing company with more than 800 employees in North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, please visit www.parallels.com/spp, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ParallelsCloud and Like Us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ParallelsCloud.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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