2010 Microsoft Partner Award Winner Outsourcery becomes Parallels Platinum Partner

October 27, 2010

Outsourcery to deliver enterprise-class Cloud computing services to businesses through Parallels Automation

LONDON, UK, 27 October 2010 — Cloud services enablement and automation leader, Parallels, today announced that UK-based unified communications and hosting provider, Outsourcery has become a Platinum Partner.

Recently named Microsoft worldwide Hosting Solutions Partner of the Year 2010, Outsourcery needed a new reliable and scalable platform to cater for its strong growth and chose Parallels Automation to deliver unified communications.

Parallels Automation enables Outsourcery to launch more Cloud services to its customers, with faster time to market, as well as providing flexibility to white-label the service for its Channel Partners. The Parallels Partner program also includes marketing support and strategic initiatives to support Outsourcery’s ambitious growth plans.

Parallels Automation provides Outsourcery with a complete end-to-end solution that automates all aspects of offering, delivering, managing and billing cloud services. Modules available include hosted Microsoft Dynamics CRM, hosted Exchange, SharePoint and Microsoft Office Communications Server, available as pay-as-you go subscriptions.

"Cloud services like unified communications used to be out of reach to many businesses due to cost and IT infrastructure requirements," said Seth Nesbitt, Vice President Service Provider Marketing at Parallels. "We are fortunate to have one of the UK’s leaders in unified communications join our Partner program and bring enterprise-class Cloud services to businesses through Parallels Automation."

Dan Germain, Head of Hosting at Outsourcery commented, "We believe that all businesses, regardless of their scale and location should enjoy the benefits of unified communications to change the way they work. Our partnership with Parallels will enable us to enhance our business through improved automation and add new services and offerings to our customers."

Piers Linney, joint CEO of Outsourcery added, "We are delighted to become a Parallels Platinum Partner as this now means that Outsourcery will be able to offer a wider range of competitive services to customers and Channel Partners, whilst improving our service delivery and overall competitiveness. This has also enhanced Outsourcery’s relationship with Microsoft as Parallels allows us and our partners to easily integrate and upsell additional services to customers."

For more information about Parallels Automation, please visit http://www.parallels.com/products/automation/

About Parallels
Parallels is a global 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.

About Outsourcery
Outsourcery is leading the UK market in the provision of an integrated channel offering covering mobile, unified communications (UC) and Cloud-based solutions for businesses of all sizes. The company has one of the broadest Cloud product offerings for businesses in the world covering hosted software applications and unified communications solutions as well as professional services to customise and integrate solutions for customers.

Following an investment of £10 million the company has its own state-of-the-art data centre and hosting infrastructure to provide managed services and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) IT solutions such as hosted Microsoft Exchange 2007, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, Microsoft Office Communications Server, Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 and UC solutions using the leading BroadWorks® platform from Broadsoft®.

Microsoft named Outsourcery in the 2010 Worldwide Partner Awards, held in Washington DC, as their ‘Hosting Solutions Partner of the Year’. As the UK’s number one provider of hosted Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0, Outsourcery was also named as ‘Microsoft Dynamics Hosting Partner of the Year’ and named in the Presidents Club for Microsoft Dynamics; an elite group of strategic partners whose sales achievement ranks them in the highest echelon of the Microsoft Dynamics global network of partners.

A Microsoft Certified Gold Partner with a total of seven competencies, the company employs more than 230 staff based in three UK offices. With an annual turnover of circa £44 million, Outsourcery is the UK’s No.1 independent provider of business mobile solutions. It supports the customer bases for Vodafone and O2, providing mobile voice and data solutions to approximately 10,000 organisations and over 100,000 business end-users.

Outsourcery is committed to providing its channel partners with the most complete UC and hosted IT product set in the UK, all managed via one control panel.

Outsourcery is the UK’s first carbon neutral UC and hosted IT solutions company, and was awarded the celebrated ‘Comms Business Green Channel Company Award 2010’ for offsetting its carbon emissions to replace open cooking fires in the Kisumu region of Kenya with energy efficient Rocket stoves.

For more information, please visit http://partners.outsourcery.co.uk/

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