Parallels Summit 2009: Experience the Next Generation of Optimized Computing

October 9, 2008

Spotlights Cloud Computing, SaaS, Hosting, Virtualization and Automation

RENTON, Wash., October 9, 2008 — Parallels today announced that early registration for Parallels Summit 2009 is now open. "Cloud Computing" will be an over-arching theme for the event, with sessions also covering Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), virtualized hosting and the future of automation. The event will be held Monday, February 2 through Wednesday, February 4 and will take place at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Planning is underway for the 4th annual Parallels Summit and there will be something for everyone with live demonstrations of current and upcoming Parallels releases, key players in the hosting and service provider industry and the opportunity to establish new business relationships during multiple evening activities.

  • Business people can expect to learn how Parallels products can help grow your revenue and improve their companies by exploring strategies with numerous industry leaders.
  • Technical people can expect to interact directly with Parallels senior engineers, learn how to optimize usage of Parallels products in open advanced training forums with other users of Parallels products and give feedback on improving Parallels products.
  • Application vendors can expect to learn and understand SaaS business strategies to find out how easy it is to offer their application in the SaaS delivery model.

"In addition to the being a well-respected industry event that draws participants from over twenty countries, Parallels Summit uniquely offers a focus on quality, depth and particularly strong networking and collaboration," said Kurt Daniel, Senior Vice President, Parallels. "Momentum from last year’s event will accelerate as the Summit quickly becomes a premier event for service providers, ISVs, developers, hardware vendors and other industry experts."

Parallels expects over 1000 attendees at the event and space is limited, with registration and hotel accommodations subject to availability. Information on how to register, reserve a hotel room or check out the agenda will be available shortly at:

Sponsors for last year’s Summit represented many of the world’s leading technology companies — including Microsoft, AMD, Intel, Novell and IBM. If you are interested in being a sponsor this year, please contact

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About Parallels — Optimized Computing
Parallels is a worldwide leader in virtualization and automation software that optimizes computing for consumers, businesses, and service providers across all major hardware, operating systems, 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

Desktop Virtualization
- Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac
- Parallels Transporter
- Parallels Desktop Switch to Mac Edition
- Parallels Desktop for Mac Enterprise Edition
- Parallels Management-Mac for Microsoft SCCM
Server Virtualization
- Parallels Cloud Server
- Parallels Containers for Windows 6.0 Beta
- Parallels Virtuozzo Containers
- Parallels Automation
- Parallels Automation for Cloud Infrastructure
- Parallels Business Automation Standard
- Parallels Virtual Automation
- Parallels Plesk Panel Suite
- Web Presence Builder
- Parallels Plesk Automation
- Parallels Small Business Panel
- Value-added Services for Hosters
- Parallels Partner Storefront
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- Cloud Acceleration Services
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- Support Services
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