Parallels Summit 2012 is the best, most efficient way to get everything you need to position your business for success and to capitalize on the Cloud market opportunity. The seventh annual Parallels Summit will take place February 14-16, 2012, in Orlando, Florida. As a valued member of the Parallels ecosystem, we invite you to join us for this important event.
New to Parallels Summit 2012 will be the introduction of a $299 conference fee. However, as a valued service provider partner newsletter subscriber, you can register today for no fee by simply using this registration code P08N1P0 (each P is followed by a zero).
The conference agenda will be available at http://www.parallels.com/summit/2012 by September 30th. But, you don’t need to wait until then to register…take a couple minutes right now to register for Parallels Summit 2012 for free, before the conference fee kicks in.
The Parallels Service Provider Team
Join us on Wednesday, September 7, at 10 AM PDT (UTC-7) for the “VPS is dead, long live VPS” webinar. With many of the initial benefits from virtualization already being reaped, the growth of basic VPS as a service offering is slowing. The ever-evolving service and workload needs that SMBs now demand include elasticity, security, programmatic API-level access, and scalable virtual data centers. Cloud Infrastructure is quickly becoming the new standard and growth engine for delivering Infrastructure services to SMBs replacing traditional VPS.Join us as we discuss how Cloud Infrastructure enables:
The next in our monthly Cloud Services Webinar Series for Service Providers will be on September 13, 2011 at 8 AM PDT (UTC-7). This has been an extremely popular set of webinars bringing in top ISVs to discuss their latest Application Packaging Standard (APS) solutions available for you to resell to your SMB customers. Mark your calendars for the second Tuesday of every month.
You can register for this next webinar here.
Parallels recently announced an alliance with Tucows Inc., whose wholesale Internet services group OpenSRS will offer domain names and SSL certificates to end-users through direct integration with Parallels Business Automation, Parallels Business Automation Standard and Parallels Plesk Panel billing platforms. The alliance will result in more ways for Parallels users and OpenSRS resellers to help small and medium business (SMB) customers quickly arm themselves with the Web services and tools they need to effectively compete and grow.
In this just-published case study, you can read about how Cobweb replaced its previous billing system and control panel with Parallels Automation, which provided all the functionality it needed to grow its reseller channel. The results included a 300% increase in number of resellers which led to an increase of 50% in the number of mailboxes hosted by Cobweb.
One more new case study just published details how packaging BackupAgent in Application Packaging Standard (APS) enabled the company’s resellers to instantly integrate BackupAgent with Parallels Automation, without having to write any custom integration code. Benefits have included an increase in number of resellers which has led to growth in revenues and payback on their investment within just six months. Resellers have enjoyed higher revenues and reduced churn.
Announcing a product name change to Parallels Plesk Sitebuilder - the new name is Parallels Web Presence Builder.
The new name reflects the fact that this product does much more than build a site. It now manages the entire web presence for a company, including updating Facebook page content, launching applications such as online stores and image galleries, and providing a way to share social networking content and videos.
This should help limit confusion over the upgrade path from Sitebuilder 4.5. Web Presence Builder is a new product and has no code shared with the previous SiteBuilder product. We will continue to support the SiteBuilder 4.x series pursuant to our Life Cycle Policy.
The new name will be used in all situations where Web Presence Builder is incorporated which now includes Plesk, Parallels Automation and as a fully managed standalone system.
This change will be implemented in phases and first appears in Parallels Plesk Panel 10.3.
Building on the popularity of the Parallels Plesk Panel 10 series, we are announcing the public availability of Parallels Plesk Panel 10.3. As a partner, you received access to the RTM code several weeks ago after an extensive beta period. The key new features of this release are:
Learn more about Parallels Plesk Panel 10.3 here.
Service providers can use Parallels Automation to offer from a portfolio of hundreds of profitable Software-as-a-Service applications from independent software vendors. Parallels Automation for Cloud Applications is a new tool that directly addresses service providers’ most critical SaaS challenges for the SMB market, such as selecting applications, negotiating terms and licensing, platform integration, lack of GTM tools and support requirements.
With Parallels Automation for Cloud Applications, service providers can now instantly launch a customized storefront with a set of applications that include pre-negotiated licensing terms and white-label support, which improves both time-to-market and time-to-profitability.
We have certified a number of customer support solutions from white-label help desk providers, such as Global Mentoring Solutions and Bobcares, so service providers won’t burden their existing support teams with the deployment of new SaaS applications. Parallels’ Professional Services is ready to help implement storefronts, design the user interface and complete back office integration.
To learn more, go to http://www.parallels.com/cloudservices.
Visit us at WorldhostingDays.local (WHD.local) to get the definitive European outlook for SMB Cloud services with exclusive Parallels research results for countries including Germany, France, UK, Spain, Poland and Netherlands.
In addition to exclusive first access to this valuable research which will help you determine which services to offer and which customer segments to target, you’ll also get an exclusive preview of the Parallels product roadmap. This roadmap combined with a view of what services SMBs want to buy will allow you to plan for your business for the next year and beyond.
You can register here for free with this complimentary code for any of the ten locations and events listed below: 61HET63
Parallels APAC Summit 2011 is the biggest event in Asia Pacific for the hosting and Cloud community. Get unique insights on the latest trends and shifts in SMBs and Cloud and what they mean to your business, specifically insights that will enable you to take advantage of this changing landscape to grow and protect your business. And there is no conference registration fee!
Click here for the complete agenda, including details on all of our keynote speakers and up-to-date session information.
The Parallels APAC Summit will be held on September 23 – 25, 2011 at Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa Resort, Singapore. Register today!
Parallels Product Expert program launched to enhance technical support from community experts. Parallels is pleased to announce the Parallels Product Expert (PPE) program, which will empower the most active and helpful members of the Parallels product forums, with an initial focus on support for Parallels Plesk Panel. Experts from the Parallels community who demonstrate a high level of technical knowledge of Parallels Plesk Panel are eligible to join the program.
Tier Two Support Engineering Team reorganization. Tier Two Support Engineers are being reorganized into sub-teams according to their specialization in certain aspects of products. The initial pilot of the specialization program has improved Engineer productivity by 25%. This translates, of course, into faster resolution times for you.Did you know? Updates from Parallels Global Support:
POA 5.2.3 now supports Exchange 2010 SP1 Rollup 4
Parallels Plesk Control Panel 10.3 administrators can now copy Panel accounts and plans to Business Manager in just a few clicks! Learn more about this new feature in the Parallels Plesk Control Panel 10.3 Administrator's Guide section here: Adding Subscriptions, Plans, and Customer Accounts to Business Manager.
Parallels Global Support is now on Twitter. Parallels Global Support is now on Twitter—follow us @ParallelsCares. On Twitter, Global Support will keep you in the loop on troubleshooting known issues, resolutions and product updates.
We offer Quick Start Guides for:
1. Panel and Server Virtualization - Parallels Plesk Panel and Parallels Virtuozzo Containers
2. Automation - Parallels Operations Automation and Parallels Business Automation
These guides are available now on http://www.parallels.com/support