Cloud Industry leaders Earn Prestigious Parallels Partner Awards for innovation, branding, inspiration and growth at the Parallels Summit 2010
Miami, FL, February 23, 2010 — Worldwide cloud enablement leader, Parallels, today announced the winners of its inaugural Partner Awards at the Parallels Summit 2010.
Highlighting excellence in the industry, the awards recognize the outstanding achievement of four Parallels Partners that have realized growth, shown innovative strategies and optimized their business for future success.
"We are proud to recognize our partners for outstanding achievement in launching new Cloud services. These companies show a true commitment to growing their business in partnership with Parallels. Jack Zubarev, President of Worldwide Service Providers at Parallels. "Parallels helps create profitable services that enable our partners to offer innovative technology that benefit small businesses."
The Parallels Rookie of the Year Award recognizes significant growth in sales during the first year in the Partner Program. It was awarded to Arsys, Spain’s largest service provider, who introduced Virtual Private Servers and Parallels Plesk Panel in 2009.
Commenting on the award, "We are experiencing continuous growth in market share and we are committed to remaining number one in our market. We chose Parallels as our partner in this project because it allows us to offer maximum reliability, meeting the needs of our more than 250,000 clients," Faustino Jiménez, CEO of Arsys said.
Innovation is a key message of the Parallels Summit 2010 and the Cloud Innovation award acknowledges the Partner who is leading the way in cutting-edge innovation and offering cloud computing services to SMBs. Wallace Systems was the recipient of the award for its innovative solution for Logibanque. Wallace System integrated Parallels Business Automation software with Logibanque’s Streaming technology and Endeavor’s Application Jukebox.
"Combining virtualization, streaming and billing automation technologies allowed us to create a revolutionary business model that opens new revenue opportunities to the hosting market," Pierre Marguelles of Wallace System said. "Logibanque is the first integrated turnkey solution for on-demand portal creation and management and brings the hosting and ISV world closer."
The Brand Champ award recognizes the partner who implemented the most effective changes to their website during the Parallels "Caught Red Branded" campaign and improved its sales conversion rate as an outcome.
"It makes sense for us to support the Parallels brand. It is well recognized, represents quality products and it is committed to helping make us more profitable so we do everything possible to protect and enhance their brand," Sebastien Enderlé at APSserveur said.
One of the most widely-anticipated awards was the announcement of "Most Inspiring", which recognizes an individual rather than a company. This inaugural award was given to Jason Frisch of Tsukaeru.net.
"I am humbled by this award. To be recognized by my peers with such an award is truly gratifying," CEO of Tsukaeru.net, Jason Frisch said. "At Tsukaeru.net we have an amazing team that’s not afraid of challenges and trying new things. We pride ourselves on being a leader of new technologies and strategies that embrace the Cloud."
Parallels is a worldwide leader in virtualization and automation software that optimizes computing for consumers, businesses, and cloud services providers across all major hardware, operating systems, and virtualization platforms. Founded in 1999, Parallels is a fast-growing company with more than 700 employees in North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, please visit www.parallels.com.