World’s leading cloud companies recognized at second Parallels Partner Awards

February 23, 2011

Winners earn prestigious Parallels Partner Awards for innovation, branding, inspiration and growth at the Parallels Summit 2011

ORLANDO, FL; February 23, 2011: Cloud Cloud services enablement leader, Parallels, today announced the winners of its second Partner Awards at Parallels Summit 2011.

Highlighting excellence in the industry, the awards recognize and celebrate partners that have achieved outstanding success using Parallels products, solutions and services throughout the year to increase customers’ sales and revenue.

"We are proud to recognize our partners for outstanding achievement in launching new and innovative cloud services," said Jack Zubarev, President of Marketing and Alliances at Parallels. "These companies show a true commitment to growing their business in partnership with Parallels to deliver increased customer sales, revenue and efficiency."

Award winners are Outsourcery, New Partner of the Year; intergenia AG, Excellence in Innovation; PacHosting, Excellence in Shared Web Hosting Services and Parallels Plesk Panel; Softcom Inc, Excellence in Messaging & Collaboration Services and Parallels Automation; Web24 Group Pty Ltd, Excellence in Virtualized Infrastructure Services and Virtualization; Active Technologies, Emerging Region Partner of the Year; and (mt) Media Temple Inc, President’s Award.

The New Partner of the Year Award recognizes significant growth in sales during the first year as a Parallels partner. It was awarded to Outsourcery, the UK's leading independent provider of communications and hosted IT solutions to business customers. It launched Parallels Automation and Parallels Plesk Panel 10 during the year.

"Our partnership with Parallels is very strategic. Parallels Automation enables us to enhance our business through improved automation and helps us add new services and offerings for our customers and channel partners," said Dan Germain, Head of Hosting at Outsourcery. "We are thrilled to win this award and continue on our path as a leading cloud services provider."

The Excellence in Innovation award acknowledges the partner that is the most innovative in delivering cloud services to SMBs. Intergenia AG delivers innovative cloud solutions based on Parallels Virtuozzo Containers.

"We have been an early adopter of Parallels technology and have established ourselves as one of the most innovative companies in Europe," said Thomas Strohe, Chief Marketing Officer at intergenia AG. "This award is a credit to our team and its creativity."

The Excellence in Shared Web Hosting Services and Parallels Plesk Panel was awarded to PacHosting for its creativity in delivering shared web-hosting services.

"PacHosting was the first Parallels partner in Hong Kong to launch VPS services using Parallels Virtuozzo Containers," said Dennis Ng, CEO at PacHosting. "We are also one of the biggest VPS provider in the region and have been able to drive strong growth with Parallels Plesk Panel enabling us to expand into Parallels Automation and Parallels Operations Automation – Linux Shared Hosting NG Service Module as well as Cloud Computing in the very near future."

The Excellence in Messaging & Collaboration Services and Parallels Automation was awarded to Softcom for its dedication to Parallels Automation and creativity in supporting messaging and collaboration solutions.

"Softcom continues to be a leader in the hosting industry by providing reliable and fast cloud service delivery through Parallels Automation," said Celal Ulgen, Chief Marketing Officer at SoftCom Inc. "We are excited about winning this award and look forward to partnering with Parallels to bring new messaging and collaboration services to market like Microsoft Exchange 2010, Microsoft Lync 2010 and Hosted PBX/VOIP."

Web24 Group Pty Ltd was presented with the Excellence in Virtualized Infrastructure Services and Virtualization award for dedication to Parallels Virtualization.

"As pioneers in Parallels virtualization, Web24 is an early adopter of both Linux and Windows Parallels Virtuozzo Containers," said Aaron Sinclair, Director at Web24. "We deliver a comprehensive VPS solution with high availability, flexible resources and Parallels Plesk Panel all delivered through seamless integration provided by Parallels Automation. Web24 could not have sustained high Year-on-Year growth without such a partner."

For the first time, Parallels has dedicated an award to companies in emerging regions that have achieved significant success. The inaugural winner of the Emerging Region Partner of the Year is Active Technologies, the largest hosting provider in Russia.

"We were able to implement Parallels Automation in CIS region, which is new for Parallels, with minimal assistance required from them,” said Oleg Tyagunov, CEO and Owner of Active Technologies. "We've migrated over 5000 customers to our billing solution and have been able to utilize nearly all APS standard capabilities."

The Parallels partner that distinguishes itself in the Parallels partner community by successfully delivering high sales growth, customer satisfaction, innovation, adding new customers, and creating significant business impact, is awarded the President’s Award. This year it is awarded to (mt) Media Temple, Inc.

"We're honored to receive this award," said Demian Sellfors, CEO of (mt) Media Temple. "Nine years ago we made the decision to use Parallels technology exclusively for our Virtualized service offerings. Today, we're one of the largest virtual server deployments in the world using Parallels. Our growth and reputation for quality wouldn't have been possible without Parallels technology and we're excited by their roadmap for disrupting the Linux Shared Hosting industry."

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