Parallels Summit 2010 "News of the Day"

February 23, 2010

New products, new announcements aimed at snaring a greater share of the small business cloud market

Miami, FL, Parallels Summit – February 23, 2010 — Parallels, the leading enabler of cloud services for small businesses, introduced Parallels Plesk Panel Suite and Parallels Automation BackupAgent on the first day of Parallels Summit 2010. Numerous other companies participating in the Summit announced partnerships and new products.

More than 1100 people are attending Parallels Summit 2010 in Miami, to focus on small businesses moving their IT services to the Cloud and how hosters and cloud services providers can innovate, optimize and grow in order to profit from the cloud.

Product announcements on Day 1 include:

Parallels introduces Parallels Plesk Panel Suite
Parallels has made a preview of Parallels Plesk Panel Suite available to service provider partners. Parallels Plesk Panel Suite gives hosters and cloud services providers a quick and easy way to set up and administer servers, provides end users intuitive, web-based management of their hosting services, and offers hosting providers the ability to offer profitable Web site creation services.

Parallels Plesk Panel Suite includes Parallels Plesk Panel version 9.5, Parallels Plesk Sitebuilder, and Parallels Plesk Billing for the same price as Parallels Plesk Panel 9.5 Unlimited if purchased separately. Each of these server automation applications can be used alone or integrated into a complete solution for shared hosting, virtual private server or dedicated server offerings. Partners using the Suite can provide 100 Web sites and billing support for 1000 customers without additional charge.

Parallels Plesk Panel Suite version 9.5 offers PCI compliance for enhanced security. In addition, it allows for integration with Google tools including AdSense, Webmaster Tools and Custom Search and supports a broad range of virtualization platforms.

Parallels Plesk Panel Suite will be available for use by partners in March and will be generally available in April. Parallels offers free support for migration from earlier versions of Parallels Plesk Panel or other control panel solutions to Parallels Plesk Panel Suite.

Parallels launches Parallels Automation BackupAgent
Parallels and BackupAgent have partnered to create Parallels Automation BackupAgent, a solution that allows hosters, value added resellers and telecommunications service providers to sell cloud-based backup as a service.

Integrated with Parallels Operations Automation and Parallels Business Automation control panels, Parallels Automation BackupAgent’s server software, is scalable and easy to deploy in a hosting company’s datacenter. The software is multi-tenant and enables hosters to offer private-label applications to their clients.

"We developed BackupAgent in response to popular demand for BackupAgent by service providers using Parallels Automation. The solution enables them to expand their product offerings with a best-of-class, profitable online backup offering, resulting in increased revenue and greater differentiation," said Jack Zubarev, President of Service Provider Division, Parallels.

"This partnership extends the reach of our online backup software offering to all service and SaaS providers in the world," said Roland Sars, Director of Sales and Marketing, BackupAgent. "They can now offer online backup services that integrate with their existing automation systems, significantly shortening time-to-market and increasing profits."

Other news at Parallels Summit included:

VeriSign introduced VeriSign Trust(TM) Seal, which is designed to allow more Web sites to benefit from the world’s number one online trust mark.

eNom Inc., the largest ICANN accredited wholesale registrar, launched its new online storefront solution, Instant Reseller, which enables users to create their own private-label reseller business and revenue stream, simpler and faster than ever before.

Go Daddy President and Chief Operating Officer, Warren Adelman joined Parallels CEO Serguei Beloussov on stage to speak about the success the company anticipates from offering Parallels Small Business Panel.

CloudLinux Inc., a software company serving hosting service providers, announced that its CloudLinux Operating System had been selected by Cartika, Altaire, VPS.NET, ServeTheWorld, Lions Park and SingleHop within 30 days of its initial launch.

announced that they have agreed on comprehensive technical cooperation to easily add e-mail security to all Open-Xchange products.

Commtouch announced the upcoming release of its connector for Microsoft Exchange Server, which will allow operators of hosted and managed Microsoft Exchange environments to reduce costs and differentiate their email offerings.

Nimbus Technology, an infrastructure hosting and cloud computing provider, launched the Nimbus Cloud Storage Service powered by the Mezeo Cloud Storage Platform, a Web Services API-based cloud storage platform purpose-built for service providers.

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About Parallels
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.

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About BackupAgent
BackupAgent is a leading vendor of online backup software for Service Providers and reseller partners that can supply online backup services under their own brand. BackupAgent has client software available for both the consumer and SMB customers. The software supports desktop & laptop backup, and customer-premise server backup, including Exchange, SQL and MySQL. The solutions’ server software, to be installed in the Service Provider datacenter, is scalable and easy to deploy. The software is multi-tenant; offering a private-label reseller model, which makes it an attractive solution for many Service Providers in the Business-to-Business market. BackupAgent is Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, and is fully integrated with Microsoft’s Hosted Messaging & Collaboration (HMC) platform and Active Directory. Additionally, leading control panel vendors include support of BackupAgent in their platform. BackupAgent has over 250 service providers and reselling partners from all around the globe.

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