Corporate Fact Sheet

Parallels® is a global leader in hosting and cloud services enablement and cross-platform solutions. Parallels began operations in 2000 and has developed into a fast-growing software company with more than 900 employees across offices in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia.

Hosting and Cloud Services Enablement Business
Parallels makes it easier for service providers to grow and Profit from the Cloud™ with innovative service delivery software, expertise, and its partner ecosystem. More than 10,000 service providers rely on Parallels to deliver thousands of applications and cloud services to more than 10 million small and medium businesses (SMBs) in more than 130 countries. The company’s customers and partners include traditional Web hosters, communication service providers, value added resellers (VARs), distributors, and website designers.

The company’s flagship hosting and cloud services integration mechanism, Application Packaging Standard (APS), is a free and open industry standard that creates a simple and quick way for services providers to offer new applications and cloud services, including aggregated third-party applications and services. The APS ecosystem includes hundreds of independent software vendors (ISVs) who rely on Parallels service provider partners as additional channels to reach millions of SMBs.

Key Products

Hosting and Cloud Services Enablement Business
Parallels Plesk® Panel – the industry's most widely deployed hosting automation and server control panel. This complete solution for smaller web-hosting companies and web designers enables them to manage all aspects of their business while allowing their SMB customers to easily access hundreds of commercial and open-source applications. More than 50,000 hosting providers and web-design firms rely on Parallels Plesk Panel to efficiently run their businesses.

Parallels Plesk Automation – a multi-server automation solution designed for hosters with the ambition to grow their hosting business beyond a single server. Parallels Plesk Automation delivers the power, performance, and scale to manage thousands of customers with exceptional usability.

Parallels Automation – a powerful hosting and cloud services delivery system used by hundreds of service providers worldwide, from the largest telecom operators in the world to top hosters and providers of vertical solutions. With Parallels Automation, service providers can deploy new services more quickly, reduce operational costs, and increase average revenue per user. Parallels Automation provides key operational functions of a service provider’s business, including: customer self-service, provisioning and orchestration, ordering and billing, and infrastructure management. Half of the top 20 communication service providers use Parallels Automation today to deliver hosting and cloud services to SMBs².

Parallels Cloud Server – transforms how service providers deliver the cloud. Parallels Cloud Server combines Parallels Cloud Storage with Parallels Containers and Parallels Hypervisor to dramatically improve server reliability, performance, and profitability.

Parallels Containers – an operating system virtualization solution that enables the most efficient and profitable Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings through up-to-3x higher density of virtual servers than hypervisor solutions and reduced management and operation overhead. Parallels Containers is used by thousands of service providers to deliver a wide range of services, from simple virtual private servers to cloud computing and virtual data center services.

Parallels Presence Builder – the fastest, easiest way for small businesses to create professional-looking websites. Presence Builder includes thousands of custom site designs, a simple drag-and-drop interface, easy ecommerce and social media integration, site search tools, site analytics, and more.

Key Facts

  • Began operations in 2000
  • 900+ employees worldwide
  • 4+ million units of Parallels Desktop for Mac sold worldwide
  • Serving 10,000+ service providers and 10+ million SMBs in 130+ countries



Service Provider Public & Analyst Relations, Marketing Alliances
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Parallels, Parallels Plesk are registered trademarks and Profit from the Cloud is a trademark of Parallels IP Holdings GmbH
1. NPD Techworld Reports Mac desktop virtualization software new retail unit sales U.S. 4/30/2013
2. Half of the top 20 communication service providers, based on revenue, use Parallels Automation today to deliver hosting and cloud services to SMBs 4/2013

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