UPCOMING WEBINARS

Parallels Plesk 12 Reinvented
Join us on April 24 or May 7.

Parallels 2014 SMB Cloud Research is in:
Key Market Trends to Refine Your Cloud Service Offerings

Join us on May 1 at 11 AM (PDT)

Latest News

Download the Open Preview Version of Parallels Plesk 12

The hosting market has changed. Gone are the days when “good, better, best” hosting plans attracted customers and grew your business. WordPress powers as many as 20% of sites worldwide; AWS has become dominant in the IaaS space; and Wix has 40 million sites and continues to grow. Parallels Plesk Panel 12 is a collection of Web Server Management tools that optimize the user experience and address the primary ways your customers use infrastructure for web hosting. Plesk 12 has been re-invented with offers to meet the challenges and opportunities in the new world of hosting.

Plesk 12 will address four key roles with four editions which will allow for tailored choices based on your customers’ overall needs. Plesk Web Admin Edition offers simple company website and domain management; Plesk Web App Edition offers powerful server management and custom application hosting; Plesk Web Pro Edition offers management of customers’ websites and domains including our new WordPress toolkit; and Plesk Web Host Edition offers secure WordPress and domain management tools for multi-tenant, install-anything hosting.

Download the open preview version of Plesk 12. This download introduces numerous enhancements in mail, including protection from outgoing spam, Dovecot mail server support with server-based email filtering, protection from email interception, and the ability to switch off mail service for individual domains. Plesk 12 presents security improvements for server services and customer websites, made possible with the help of two well-known third-party security applications: the Fail2Ban intrusion detection and IP banning system, and the ModSecurity Web Application Firewall (WAF). The new WordPress toolkit within Plesk 12 includes WordPress auto-detection, mass management, vulnerability scanning, and easy-to-use hardening tools. Stop flying blind. Let the WordPress toolkit be your weapon of choice to protect your network!

Download today.

Learn more about the WordPress toolkit, the new security core, and how solutions-based offers can help you reach new audiences and expand your channel. Join us on April 24 or May 7 for our Plesk 12 informational webinar, Parallels Plesk 12 Reinvented: Reach New Audiences and Expand your Channel.


Infrastructure-as-a-Service: There is No “One Size Fits All” Solution

The global IaaS market is predicted to grow 25% annually to $42.1 billion by 2016, but this strong overall growth curve should not be taken as an automatic guarantee of success for your business. Because no single cloud management platform can cover every use case, this creates an opportunity for service providers to differentiate and compete for customers, but it also means there will be difficult choices regarding virtualization technology preferences, underlying operating system support, API and application integration, deployment types, scalability and infrastructure requirements.

Fortunately, Parallels Automation enables you to deliver IaaS services across a wide range of cloud management platforms and virtualization technologies. Whether you want to host your own infrastructure on-site, or resell syndicated services from an upstream provider, Parallels Automation provides cloud enablement for a broad range of IaaS solutions running side by side, helping you to improve operational efficiency and to serve more customers regardless of their technology preferences. It’s really a future-proof platform.

To learn more, register now to attend the Wednesday, May 14 webinar, Your IaaS, Your Choice: Delivered Through APS.

Featured Blog

[INFOGRAPHIC] New Parallels SMB Cloud Insights™ Research Shows Global Market Projected to Reach $125 Billion by 2016

The new research is in, and the results are impressive. The Parallels SMB Cloud Insights™ research results continue to show a massive SMB cloud opportunity for service, with the global market reaching $62 billion in 2013 and projected to expand at a 26% CAGR to $125 billion by 2016.
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Case Studies

Telefonica Digital Powers Growth for Telefonica’s Local Operating Companies with a Scalable, Flexible Cloud Services Platform

Parallels Automation and APS are enabling the digital division of Spanish telecoms giant Telefonica to provide a flexible cloud services platform to its local businesses, helping them modernize their SMB offerings, reduce customer churn, and migrate 400,000 users from Microsoft Hosted Exchange to Office 365.
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PacHosting Moves into IaaS with an Elastic and Cost-effective Cloud Infrastructure Solution from Parallels

PacHosting deployed Parallels Automation for Cloud Infrastructure for its ability to provide the flexibility and elastic scalability needed to deliver cost-effective IaaS services to customers using a single, highly automated platform.
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101domain.com Improves Server Stability and Increases Customer Satisfaction

101domain.com implemented Parallels Plesk Automation, tasking each server with its own workload (web, email, database, DNS) while retaining full administrative control from a central interface. This presented the opportunity to homogenize Parallels Plesk Panel instances, using existing licenses where possible.
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Panasonic Takes its “Cameramanager” Video Surveillance Service Global

Leading global electronics manufacturer Panasonic is diversifying its business model by delivering unique cloud services like Cameramanager to SMBs. By leveraging APS and the Parallels Automation platforms of major international cloud services players such as KPN, Panasonic is gaining significant competitive advantage by being able to launch the service quickly in multiple countries.
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Upcoming Training

Parallels Cloud University

Parallels Cloud University training courses are the fastest way to get up to speed on administering and supporting Parallels products. You can also get the knowledge to pass certification exams and build your reputation as a Parallels expert.


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Parallels Cloud Server 6.0

Course Title: Parallels Cloud Server 6.0 (Professional Level Training)
Date: May 15 & 16
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (EDT)
Cost: $500/€364

Complete this course and learn to deploy and maintain Parallels Cloud Server with Parallels Cloud Storage infrastructure.

NEW COURSE - Parallels Plesk Automation 11.5

Course Title: Parallels Plesk Automation 11.5 (Professional Level Training)
Date: June 17 & 18
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (EDT)
Cost: $500/€364

Complete this course and learn to configure and maintain the Parallels Plesk Automation system to process provisioning operations in the provider’s infrastructure.

NEW COURSE - Parallels Plesk 12

Course Title: Parallels Plesk 12 (Professional Level Training)
Date: June 19 & 20
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (EDT)
Cost: $500/€364

Complete this course and learn how about the new features of Plesk 12 and how to identify the main components of Plesk 12 and manage hosting.

News from Support

Parallels Support has successfully completed phase 2 of Knowledge Centered Support (KCS) integration with a focus on Knowledgebase articles coverage.

KB articles created with KCS help customers resolve questions faster without the need for opening a support ticket. Check out Parallels Knowledgebase to find answers to your questions.

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