Parallels Virtualization and Automation Products Power New ActiveHost Services

June 2, 2008

New ActiveVPS Division of ActiveHost Delivers Windows-based Virtualization

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. and RENTON, Wash., June 02, 2008 – Parallels today announced that ActiveHost will offer Windows virtual private server (VPS) packages based solely on Parallels products. The new offering will be delivered by the newly created ActiveVPS division of ActiveHost.

ActiveHost is using Parallels Virtuozzo Containers, Parallels Plesk Control Panel and Parallels Business Automation software to provide its customers with a complete platform to manage their own VPS resources and billing account information. ActiveVPS managed hosting plans are available with pre-configured software solutions including the Parallels Plesk Control Panel for server management, SmarterTools software for business productivity, and Acronis TrueImage for server backup.

"We see our VPS offering as a hybrid service between shared and dedicated hosting, providing better security, isolation and management capabilities than traditional hosting solutions at a more attractive price," said William Platnick, director of Managed Services, ActiveHost. "It is a great offering for small and mid-sized businesses that want control of their server, but can’t afford a dedicated server package."

Due to rising energy costs, ActiveHost has seen increasing demand by large enterprises for economical servers to use in development and test environments. Many businesses are bearing the strain by decreasing technical staff and capacity in their corporate datacenters. As a result, ActiveVPS expects more businesses will turn to service providers for the speed, safety and security of hosted VPS services.

"ActiveHost provides service and support that exceed customer expectations and we are pleased they chose Parallels products to launch their new ActiveVPS services," said Kurt Daniel, senior vice president of marketing and online, Parallels. "Parallels Open Platform and industry-leading virtualization and automation technology deliver unbeatable performance and ensure lower management costs and higher overall return on investment."

Parallels Virtuozzo Containers is the world's leading operating system (OS) virtualization solution. On a single physical server and single OS installation, it enables users to run workloads in multiple, simultaneously running execution environments called "containers". Compared to other virtualization technologies, Parallels Virtuozzo Containers offers the highest levels of density, performance and manageability.

The Parallels Open Platform enables hosting with Parallels virtualization and automation technology that can be integrated with a wide range of third-party applications and systems. The Application Packaging Standard (APS), a key element of the platform, is used by ISVs and service providers to integrate applications, which can be offered to the more than 10 million businesses and individuals that use Parallels products.

About ActiveHost
ActiveHost was established in 1996 as one of the first companies to focus on Microsoft Windows-based web hosting. With a reputation for exceptional customer service, ActiveHost’s customer base quickly grew to several thousand shared hosting customers. Over its 12 year history, ActiveHost has grown its service lines to include co-location, dedicated servers, domain registration, e-commerce, and web marketing services. ActiveHost owns and operates its own internal network and systems from a datacenter in Albany, N.Y., which is located on the Internet backbone to ensure that customers receive the best performance possible. For more information, please visit

About Parallels - Optimized Computing
Parallels (formerly SWsoft) is a worldwide leader in virtualization and automation software that optimizes computing for consumers, businesses, and service providers across all major hardware, operating system, and virtualization platforms. Founded in 1999, Parallels is a fast-growing company with 900 employees in North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, please visit

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