Service providers continue to embrace APS certified applications as the fastest path to market for delivering new cloud and hosted services
RENTON, WA – July 17, 2012 – Parallels, the hosting and cloud services enablement leader, today announced that the portfolio of Application Packing Standard (APS) certified applications and services has expanded to over 400 applications. In the first six months of 2012, Parallels Automation partners achieved a 44% growth rate in APS certified services sold. APS services from independent software vendors (ISVs) include a wide range of Web, messaging and collaboration, infrastructure and other hosted applications.
“The market acceptance of APS as a standard for ISVs leverages hosting and cloud service providers for distribution and customer reach. The sales growth of these services validates that APS provides the fastest time-to-market and the best way to extend the services portfolio,” said Jack Zubarev, President, Marketing and Alliances at Parallels. “Parallels welcomes all of the ISVs who have recently joined our ecosystem. We look forward to future expansion of the catalogue of services as the growing numbers of hosters and service providers take advantage of APS as a valuable path to build their businesses.”
The newest ISVs and their applications joining the growing list of certified APS packages include:
Hosted Infrastructure: 5nine (5nine Virtual Firewall with Anti-Malware for Hyper-V; 5nine Manager for Hyper-V; 5nine Cloud Monitor for Hyper-V; 5nine V2V EasyConverter); CodeGuard; IASO Cloud Backup; Identity Syncronizer™; Jelastic Java Host; McAfee Cloud-based Security; mozypro®; MXSweep Email Archive and Web Security; Scality RING Organic Storage; SpamExperts; StopTheHacker.com; Symantec.cloud; Vembu StoreGrid.
Hosted Communications and Collobration: 4PSA VoipNow; AfterLogic WebMail Pro and AfterLogic WebMail, Infratel Infra Cloud Receptionist; LuxCloud, Mail2World; PGi,/a> GlobalMeet Audio and Web Conferencing; Quest Migration Manager for Exchange; SIPCOM; Solgari Hosted PBX; XandMail Web2cs.
"The Application Packaging Standard has dramatically reduced integration costs and time to market for the various cloud services that LuxCloud's customers are seeking," said Marco Houwen, CEO of LuxCloud. "APS eliminates the need for LuxCloud to integrate every service with custom code, which is expensive, time consuming and requires ongoing maintenance. With APS, LuxCloud is able to seamlessly integrate bundles of services for even richer product offerings."
After ISVs have APS certified their application or service, they gain access to a vast sales channel by connecting with the more than 9,000 service providers using Parallels software, who in turn serve more than 10 million small and medium businesses (SMBs). Additional information about APS can be found at www.APSStandard.org, which includes a listing of APS applications, and technical documents and guidelines for ISVs on how to package applications in APS. Parallels also offers ISVs an APS packaging course and a student guide, as well as certified APS system integration partners to provide experienced development resources to accelerate time-to-market.
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 900 employees in North America, Europe, and Asia.