Parallels and Quest Software Partner to Deliver Valuable Hosted Application Solutions to Service Providers

February 15, 2012

Quest Adds Microsoft Exchange Migration, Desktop as a Service, and Remote Network Management Solutions to the Parallels Automation Cloud Marketplace

RENTON, WA and ORLANDO, FL – February 15, 2012 – Parallels, the hosting and cloud services enablement leader, and Quest Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: QSFT) today announced a new partnership agreement that will enable service providers to drive more revenue faster with three essential solutions targeting specific customer workloads available within Parallels Automation and Parallels Plesk Panel Suite. These solutions enable Service Providers to deliver self-service Microsoft® Exchange migration services to Microsoft® Office365 or Hosted Microsoft® Exchange, as well as Desktop-as-a -Service deployment and management services, and remote network monitoring and management services.

As part of the agreement, Quest has now certified its Microsoft Exchange Migration and Desktop-as-a-Service software under the Application Packaging Standard (APS) for certified cloud applications and services. The APS standard benefits Quest and other Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) by providing access to a vast sales channel of more than 5,000 Parallels service providers and resellers that serve more than 12 million small and medium businesses (SMBs). In turn, hosters and other cloud service providers have access to Quest’s APS-certified applications and the growing variety of other APS-enabled applications and services that are easy and ready-to-deploy.

Working together, Parallels and Quest enable partners to differentiate their services with value-added support for a set of solutions targeting specific customer service needs. Service Providers using Parallels Automation and Parallels Plesk Panel Suite can quickly and easily add Quest’s APS packaged services while generating higher average revenue per user (ARPU).

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News Facts:
Parallels’ agreement with Quest Software adds three essential hosted application solutions to Parallels Automation and Parallels Plesk software, enabling Parallels’ Service Provider customers to on-board customers faster, differentiate their service offerings, and ensure network availability and uptime:

  • Microsoft Exchange Migration: Zero-footprint migration to hosted Microsoft Exchange environments, now APS-certified
  • Virtualization: Deployment and management of Desktop as a Service and other desktop virtualization solutions, now APS-certified
  • Network Management: Remote network performance monitoring and configuration management (soon to be APS-certified)

Supporting Quotes:

Birger Steen, CEO, Parallels
We’re pleased to have Quest join the Parallels ecosystem, and are encouraged by their embrace of the APS Standard for delivering communications and collaboration and hosted infrastructure applications to service providers and their SMB customers.

Michael Sotnick, Vice President, Channels & Alliances
We’re excited to expand our long-standing partnership with Parallels, combining our award-winning migration and management solutions and Parallels’ market-leading Service Provider platform. Quest solutions for Microsoft Exchange, Desktop as a Service and Network Management address a compelling need among Service Providers to scale and diversify their offerings, while at the same time driving revenue and faster time to value for their customers.

About Quest
Quest Software (Nasdaq: QSFT) simplifies and reduces the cost of managing IT for more than 100,000 customers worldwide. Our innovative solutions make solving the toughest IT management problems easier, enabling customers to save time and money across physical, virtual and cloud environments. For more information about Quest solutions for administration and automation, data protection, development and optimization, identity and access management, migration and consolidation, and performance monitoring, go to

About Parallels
Parallels is a worldwide leader in hosting and cloud service enablement and desktop virtualization. Founded in 1999, Parallels is a fast-growing company with more than 800 employees in North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, please visit, follow us on Twitter at and Like Us on Facebook at

Quest, Quest Software and the Quest logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Quest Software in the United States and certain other countries. All other names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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