World-renowned industry luminary Guy Kawasaki has just been announced as the opening keynote speaker for Parallels Summit 2012 February 14-16 in Orlando, FL. Guy is an innovation expert and entrepreneur, social media guru, best-selling author and featured columnist for American Express OPEN Forum, which focuses on small business success. He will present a blueprint for competing to win SMBs.We are also excited to announce three additional keynote speakers:
Check out the rest of the conference agenda as we continue to add new sessions and panels. This year we have expanded Parallels Product Roadmap sessions, explorations of real world successes from other service providers, updated market data for what services SMBs are buying today and much more. Add to this the attendee party at IceBar Orlando and this is shaping up as a Parallels Summit that takes everything up a notch - making it a can't miss event.
Register for free before November 30 by using registration code P11N3P8 at checkout.
This fall Parallels extended our research into the small and medium businesses (SMB) Cloud services market with the release of new reports focusing on some of the largest developed and emerging economies in Asia-Pacific and Europe. This valuable research focuses on current usage, growth expectations and areas of market opportunity for service providers and how they can profit by delivering Cloud services to their SMB customers. Parallels' research also offers unique insights into SMBs' Cloud service buying trends and priorities for the next several years.
Newly released reports include Australia, China, India, Japan, Germany, the Netherlands and Poland. Also, watch for new reports on France, the UK and Spain to be released in early November.
During the recent Parallels APAC Summit in Singapore, Birger Steen, CEO of Parallels announced to the regional media who were present that the company has dramatically increased its presence in Asia-Pacific. Parallels recent growth developments include the signings of several new major partners, distributors and deployments, as the company continues to help its partners stimulate and meet the growing demand for Cloud services from small and medium businesses (SMB) across the region.
"We're extremely pleased to experience the visible results of the aggressive investment we've made in Asia-Pacific over the last four years, as we continue to drive and meet the growing demand from SMBs for Cloud services," said Birger Steen, CEO of Parallels. "We will continue to invest heavily in the region and help our partners experience profitable growth."
Over the last twelve months, Parallels has built new relationships with large hosters and Communication Services Providers across the region, including KT, the largest telecommunication service provider in Korea, leading the way. Parallels' growing list of service provider partners also includes Datec, iiNET, Ride, Softbank Korea, Telekom Malaysia and UberGlobal in Australia. These and other partners continue to rely on Parallels for its Cloud services delivery solutions to help them meet the growing IT needs of the regions' SMBs.
In addition, Parallels has also expanded its network of distribution partners in developing markets with the appointment of Kryptos in India, PromptNow in Thailand, and Vinacis in Vietnam. These three new distributors will significantly grow Parallels' presence in each market through their relationships and expertise in hosting and Cloud services provider space.
Increase revenue by offering the latest Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6- and CentOS 6-based VPS hosting plans
The latest release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) delivers advances in application performance, scalability and security. PBAS 4.1.4 combined with Parallels Virtuozzo Containers for Linux 4.7 now enables you to offer VPS services based on RHEL 6. With Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 going to the “End of production phase 1” this quarter, it is important to start offering the latest supported Linux OS as an upgrade for existing customers.
Save on hardware cost by deploying the latest versions of Parallels Virtuozzo Containers 4.7 and Parallels Server Bare Metal 5
PBAS 4.1.4 can now manage the full range of Parallels virtualization solutions including the latest released versions of Parallels Virtuozzo Containers for Linux and Windows as well as the new Parallels Server Bare Metal 5.
Boost ARPU by offering new SSL products from OpenSRS and eNom
New OpenSRS and enhanced eNom SSL plug-ins are now available in PBAS 4.1.4 which support a wide range of SSL products from Comodo, GeoTrust, RapidSSL, Thawte, Trustwave and Verisign. Upsell your existing customers with the latest SSL products and make their shopping carts, online CRM and webmail even more secure.
We are now offering PBAS online training at a special price of USD500/EUR350. Contact your Parallels Account Manager for more information.
A preview of Parallels Plesk 10.4 is now available for download for both Windows and Linux systems. This preview release adds new features, improves functionality and resolves known issues.
The download includes Parallels Plesk Panel 10.4.0, Customer and Business Manager 10.4.0 and Parallels Web Presence Builder 10.4.0. Parallels Plesk partners are encouraged to download and evaluate this preview and to provide feedback on any issues encountered. Your evaluation and feedback are vital to the delivery of a great final product, and provide you with an early look at the future of Parallels Plesk. You can download the code then read the Parallels Plesk 10.4.0 release notes and report bugs.
Register for this webinar to hear directly from application and service vendors on the features and benefits of their application and how vendors can help service providers profit by offering applications to small business customers. Find out how to sell high demand commercial applications and services.
Join us Tuesday, November 8th at 8:00am (Pacific Time) for one hour to learn more about new APS offerings from Parallels ISV partners. This month's scheduled presentations include:
LiveOffice - Matt Camassa, Director, Business Development
LiveOffice cloud archiving services for Discovery and Mailbox Management.
MXSweep - Aiden Callaly, VP Sales
Take a look at adding to your services portfolio this high recurring margin service from MXSweep - Cloud Security Services for email and web security. Join the increasing number of hosters and telcos selling MXSweep to their customers and start generating additional revenues and margin today.
Parallels - Bryan Goode, VP, GM Marketplace
A new offering, Parallels Automation for Cloud Marketplace, offers service providers a continuously expanding catalog of high-demand Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications across a broad range of categories that SMBs want today. Parallels Marketplace applications can be deployed in days - rather than weeks or months - and come with pre-negotiated licensing terms and optional white label help-desk support plans so you can get to market quickly.
Smarter Tools - Jeffrey J. Hardy, Vice President of Business Operations
SmarterMail combines a business-class email and collaboration suite with superior stability, simple administration and an all-inclusive feature set (for example., anti-spam and anti-virus support) that allows complete email services to be provided for pennies per mailbox.
SpamExperts - Nils Decker, Chief Marketing Officer
Integrate, automate, and start to generate revenue for your hosting business. With the integration of SpamExperts inbound and outbound filtering and email archiving solutions into the Parallels hosting platforms, this task has become a piece cake. Learn about SpamExperts email security solutions on premise or in the Cloud now, and start making money from email right away.
Will we see you at Open-Xchange Summit on November 4th in Cologne, Germany? Come learn where the journey to the Cloud leads us - and how systems integrators and resellers benefit in cooperation with hosting partners, ISPs and telecommunications companies.
Parallels Global Support has added another team of Parallels Automation engineers to the Frontline Support team. The expansion of the Frontline Support team for Parallels Automation will help maintain support coverage 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The addition will also help decrease the workload on the 2nd Line Support team and allow them to concentrate on complex cases and drive them to resolution much faster.
Parallels Global Support’s Level 2 support team has implemented new support procedures for handling support cases. The new “queue jockey process” assigns a designated queue jockey on each shift to review tickets with requests for urgent resolution. This new process has helped decrease the amount of escalations by 30% and we are hearing feedback from partners that they are seeing the benefits of this improved ticket review process.
To help you choose an appropriate usage scenario for Parallels Virtuozzo Containers for Windows products, the following Knowledge Base article has been created to help explain OS virtualization technology capabilities:
“Parallels Virtuozzo Containers for Windows Best Practices and Known Limitations” http://kb.parallels.com/112060
To help you understand which version of Parallels Virtual Automation product to install on your servers and how to install correctly, the following Knowledge Base article has been created:
“Parallels Virtual Automation 4.6 Builds, Releases and Supported Virtualization Products” http://kb.parallels.com/112297
Please see the following Knowledge Base article for assistance on planning your upgrade and migration strategy for Parallels Virtuozzo Containers for Linux:
“Host OS versions supported by Parallels Virtuozzo Containers for Linux” http://kb.parallels.com/112437