Parallels Summit 2014
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for only $299.


Now’s the Time—Register for Parallels Summit 2014 for Only $299

Parallels Summit 2014, taking place February 24–26 in New Orleans – is your best chance to see where the cloud marketplace is heading and get positioned to take full advantage. Take this opportunity to build new skills, discover new cloud services, see where Parallels is taking its products and programs, and get an insider’s access to emerging trends. And most important of all, Parallels Summit is the one-and-only place where you can make those valuable connections and network with more than 1,200 of your peers and industry leaders.

Registration is only $299 until January 31 for this exceptional three-day business building opportunity. Don’t wait – get registered today.

Who's Speaking

We have arranged an impressive lineup of keynote speakers this year which includes:

  • Nicholas Carr, Best-Selling Author, Building a Bridge to the Cloud. Nicholas Carr, author of the bestsellers The Big Switch and The Shallows, will look ahead to the next stage of cloud disruption, and provide practical advice for how companies can “build bridges to the cloud” for their customers.
  • Blake Irving, CEO and Board Director of GoDaddy, Mashing up the Future of Cloud Services. Cloud services pioneer Blake Irving will share his unique perspective on how looking backward with a focused lens can reshape the way we all look (and design) forward.
  • Abhijit Dubey, Partner, McKinsey & Company, Big Business in Small Business: 5 Strategies to Win in Cloud Services. Abhijit’s keynote will outline five strategies cloud service providers need to pursue to win in SMB cloud services.
  • Birger Steen, CEO, Parallels, Putting the cloud to work for real businesses. Proven models for success in a true multi-service world. Birger Steen will show how the adoption of multiple cloud services has created new value, but also new complexity for businesses and the resulting opportunity unique to service providers.
  • Serguei Beloussov, Executive Chairman of the Board and Chief Architect, Parallels, Cloud computing is now IT. Play to your strengths to win the business customer. Serguei Beloussov will show how innovation is driving radical change in the way IT services are consumed. Hear what the future will look like for the hosting sector.

And Don’t Forget the Party!

New Orleans is a city that knows how to show you a good time, and Parallels Summit is your chance to see the city at its best. The music, the food, the sightseeing and the shopping are all world class. And get ready to have a ball at the Hall Crawl Happy Hour in the Expo Hall and let loose at the Conference Attendee Party featuring Ra Ra Riot at the House of Blues New Orleans.

Don’t wait, register now for only $299. We’ll see you in New Orleans!

Special Offers

Parallels Summit 2014 Pre-Conference Training Workshops

Free until January 31

We have extended the early bird pricing for Parallels Summit 2014 pre-conference training workshops. Register for Parallels Summit by January 31 and you are eligible to attend any of the pre-conference training workshops for free.

We’re once again offering onsite access to labs and experts with the option to earn certification for the products and technologies listed below:

  • Parallels Automation
  • Application Packaging Standard (APS)
  • Parallels Plesk Panel
  • Parallels Cloud Server

Pre-conference training workshops will be offered Monday, February 24, from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans.

For more information on the pre-conference training workshops visit the Parallels Summit website.

Please note that some of these workshops do require advance online training.

Partner Resources

Parallels Summit 2014 PR Opportunities

Parallels Summit 2014 is rapidly approaching. Is your company interested in issuing a press release in conjunction with our event? If so, we have posted a list of guidelines to Parallels PartnerNet along with a few PR templates you can leverage.

Product Updates

Now Available - Parallels Business Automation Standard 4.5

The new version of Parallels Business Automation Standard (PBAS) 4.5 is available now. This version supports the latest Parallels Plesk Automation 11.5, new hybrid shared hosting services, migration from your old Parallels Plesk Panel installations as well as many enhancements and bug fixes.

With Parallels Business Automation Standard 4.5 you can:

  • Launch new high-performance hybrid services, differentiate your offerings and attract new customers
  • Run your Parallels Business Automation Standard Management Node on RHEL6/CentOS 6 64 bit
  • Migrate to the latest products and improve security and customer experience
  • Build a platform for a multi-service cloud

Refer to Parallels Business Automation Standard 4.5 Release Notes for more information.

Download Parallels Business Automation Standard 4.5 installation and upgrade files from Parallels PartnerNet.

Watch the recording of our recent webinar Get Ready for the Latest Technologies from Parallels.

Now Available - Parallels Plesk Automation Billing Module

Parallels Plesk Automation Billing is a complete billing and business support module for Parallels Plesk Automation. It simplifies the full lifecycle of a hosting business, including ordering; account management; recurring, usage-based, and one-time billing; invoicing; and more. By fully automating and streamlining your hosting operation, Parallels Plesk Automation and its billing module help you reduce costs and increase profits while creating a growth path to a telco-grade infrastructure.

Parallels Plesk Automation Billing comes with:

  • Native integration. One-click deployment
  • Advanced billing capabilities
  • Simple, streamlined self-service interface
  • Free and Unlimited Support

Get the Parallels Plesk Automation Billing lease license at no cost, valid until the end of 2014. Choose from one of the following options:

Learn more about Parallels Plesk Automation Billing Module:

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Case Studies

ConnectWorks Gains Competitive Advantage by Reselling Keenondots’ Affordable and Highly Scalable Parallels Automation-based Cloud Services Platform

Local Dutch reseller ConnectWorks maximizes the quality of its cloud services platform while saving significant time and resources and achieving faster time to market, by reselling Keenondots’ comprehensive cloud services platform, powered by Parallels Automation and APS.
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Mailprotector Uses APS for Rapid International Expansion Through Parallels Automation Partner

Mailprotector, a leading provider of cloud-based email security, management and hosting, utilizes APS to rapidly expand its international presence with Parallels Automation partners like Websolute, enabling profitable growth for both parties.
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Rumahweb Reinforces Commitment to Service Availability as it Scales its Operations with Parallels Cloud Server and Parallels Cloud Storage

Rumahweb, one of the biggest web hosts in Indonesia, consolidated its IT environment on Parallels Cloud Server and Parallels Cloud Storage to ensure 99.9% availability and scalability with its virtualization and clustering capabilities.
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SpamExperts Uses APS to Dramatically Accelerate Time to Market Through Parallels Automation Partners

Email security specialist SpamExperts is using its APS package to integrate its solution quickly and easily into the Parallels Automation platforms of leading web hosting providers like Hostnet.
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StopTheHacker uses APS and the Parallels Ecosystem to Scale Market Reach

Website security provider StopTheHacker is taking full advantage of APS, Parallels business and technical support, and the entire Parallels ecosystem to accelerate time to market and drive growth through Parallels Automation partners.
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Upcoming Training

Are You Taking Advantage of Parallels Training & Certification Programs?

New courses are available now – contact training(at) for more details on how to register. Take a look at the newly available courses below:

Updated training materials for Parallels Automation 5.5 including New Professional and Expert level Training + Certification.

  • Updated APS 2 Professional-level Training + Certification
  • New Parallels Plesk Panel Professional level Training + Certification
  • New Parallels Cloud Server Professional level Training + Certification
  • New APS 2 Expert-level training for Summit 2014, which will include the opportunity for Certification
  • New Parallels Automation eLearning materials for non-admin personnel developed for Parallels Cloud University (PCU), which will be showcased at Parallels Summit 2014

Live Training Opportunities Coming in February and March

We have three LIVE online training courses available to you in February and March 2014. Take a look below for the trainings offered and sign-up now at training(at)

Deploy the Most Efficient Cloud Hosting Infrastructure with Parallels Cloud Server

Course Title: Parallels Cloud Server: Professional Level
Date: February 11-12
Time: 8:00 a.m. (EST) - 12:00 p.m. (EST)
Fee: $500/€380 (includes your certification exam)

Want to learn how Parallels Cloud Server can improve performance, and reduce your server maintenance and support costs? Register for this live online training course which covers:

  • How to deploy Parallels Cloud Server
  • Best practices to manage your virtualization infrastructure
  • How to transform your existing local storage into enterprise-level cloud storage
  • Common performance & migration scenarios

This live online course is delivered in English by a highly experienced instructor. Sign-up now at training(at)

Get Proficient & Efficient in Using & Supporting Parallels Plesk Panel

Course Title: Parallels Plesk Panel: Professional Level
Date: February 13-14
Time: 8:00 a.m. (EST) - 12:00 p.m. (EST)
Fee: $500/€380 (includes your certification exam)

Want to learn how to install, maintain, and upgrade Parallels Plesk Panel on your own Linux or Windows environment? Register for this live online training course which covers:

  • How to deploy Parallels Plesk Panel the right way
  • Best practices to maintain Parallels Plesk Panel servers
  • Common upgrade & migration scenarios

This live online course is delivered in English by a highly experienced instructor. Sign-up now at training(at)

Discover the New Features in Parallels Business Automation Standard 4.5

Course Title: Parallels Business Automation Standard Administration
Date: March 13-14
Time: 8:00 a.m. (EST) - 12:00 p.m. (EST)
Fee: FREE (includes your certification exam)

Come and learn about the new features in Parallels Business Automation Standard 4.5:

  • Administer a multi-server using Parallels Business Automation Standard
  • Parallels Cloud Server deployment, and how it is registered with Parallels Business Automation Standard
  • Migration tools for shared hosting on Parallels Plesk Panel
  • Parallels Plesk Panel Client and Parallels Plesk Panel Domain subscriptions (single and multiple domains)

This live online course is delivered in English by a highly experienced instructor. Sign-up now at training(at)

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