APS – the industry’s most popular free and open standard for cloud services - creates a simple and fast way for cloud service providers to offer new services.
ISVs “package” their applications and services according to the standard’s specifications that cover selling, provisioning, management, and integration of cloud-based services and applications. Cloud service providers can then quickly deploy applications that are APS-packaged and easily integrate them “off-the-shelf” into their offers.
Whether you're developing applications or delivering them, APS makes your cloud services more accessible to businesses.
Parallels Automation provides a unique channel for ISV service distribution at massive scale, and provides Parallels Automation service providers the broadest range of hosted services for them to provide through their channels and to their end customers.
Additionally, service providers can package other applications and services related to their business, integrate them into their platform, and surface information and processes directly into any of their control panels.
ISVs and cloud service providers can learn more about packaging and distributing applications and services on the APSstandard.org website.
The future of software and services is in the cloud. APS helps service providers and application developers realize the benefits and opportunities of this new world. APS is revolutionizing cloud service bundling, and service providers using Parallels Automation are at the forefront of the industry. Be first to deliver bundles that are truly integrated.
Our ecosystem of applications and services is growing. In 2013, Parallels partners saw 10x growth in the number of users consuming APS applications and Parallels Automation is now powering services delivered to more than three million businesses.
The APS catalog includes many of the industry’s most in-demand applications including: