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Open-Xchange and Parallels are integrating Open-Xchange open source email and collaboration software with Parallels technology to deliver a cost-effective, enterprise-class alternative to commercial email and collaboration products at a competitive price. The products, which will be fully integrated with Parallels Automation solutions, will be offered to end-users via hosting and service providers. Parallels and Open-Xchange are creating connectors for Open-Xchange Hosting Edition into Parallels Plesk Control Panel and Parallels Business Automation, enabling hosting and service providers to deploy and run Open-Xchange seamlessly in combination with Parallels' automation tools via a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model. "Our work with Open-Xchange advances Parallels' Open Platform initiative to provide customers with a common platform to manage and automate service d... (more)

Parallels Announces Automation Solution for Microsoft Dynamics CRM

Parallels announced that its Parallels Automation data center solution now supports Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0, a fully integrated customer relationship management (CRM) system. Parallels Automation provides a complete back-office infrastructure so service providers can go to market and incorporate CRM into their service offerings.  Parallels Automation provides both operational and business support systems to help service providers optimize the use of server resources. Using a single login, service providers can deliver integrated offerings that include multiple services such as hosted Microsoft Exchange, hosted Windows SharePoint Services and hosted Microsoft Dynamics CRM. Service providers that already sell hosted Microsoft Exchange can use Parallels Automation to up-sell customers to Microsoft Dynamics CRM.  "Parallels Automation for Dynamics CRM allows service ... (more)

Parallels Automation Software Adds Support for Google Message Filtering

Service providers that use Parallels Automation software can now easily deliver real-time spam and virus filtering, attack blocking, and e-mail traffic monitoring using a Google Apps security and compliance package. Parallels Automation is integrated with the Google Message Filtering e-mail offering, so service providers can streamline delivery of hosted services to their customers and provide automated billing and provisioning of the Google services through Parallels. "The Google Message Filtering integration with Parallels Automation makes it easy for service providers to offer their customers an advanced security solution that requires minimal resources to deploy," said Serguei Beloussov, CEO of Parallels. "This new offering is another example of how the Parallels Open Platform is helping service providers add software-as-a-service (SaaS) capabilities to address ... (more)

Parallels's SaaS Development Kit: SaaS Applications Using Parallels Virtualization and Automation Solutions

Parallels and Smart Online announced the Parallels SaaS Development Kit, a suite of software development tools that will help independent software vendors (ISVs) to package software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications for the more than 10,000 service providers worldwide that use Parallels solutions. "Through continued collaboration with the industry, Parallels is advancing a unified platform to help our customers and partners take advantage of SaaS with minimal effort and cost," said Serguei Beloussov, CEO of Parallels. "Service providers and ISVs can use these development tools to offer a broad range of SaaS applications and grow their businesses." The Parallels SaaS Development Kit builds on the Application Packaging Standard (APS) with comprehensive documentation and development tools, such as virtualization templates. The kit makes it easy for service providers to of... (more)

Nimbus Technology Launches New Cloud Storage Solution Powered by the Mezeo Cloud Storage Platform

Nimbus Technology (www.nimbustech.co.uk), a leading infrastructure hosting and cloud computing provider, today announced the launch of the Nimbus Cloud Storage Service powered by the Mezeo Cloud Storage Platform. Developed by Mezeo Software (www.mezeo.com), the Mezeo Cloud Storage Platform is a Web Services API-based cloud storage platform purpose-built for service providers. The Mezeo Service Provider Alliance Program offers service providers an accelerated time to market, providing complete support to deploy and monetize their cloud storage service, including branding support, training resources and marketing assistance. The announcement was released in conjunction with Parallels Summit 2010 at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach in Florida. Mezeo is a Bronze Sponsor of the event, and is exhibiting in booth 9. The Nimbus Cloud Storage solution is hosted by the UK-base... (more)

Cloud Computing with ProServe and Parallels Virtuozzo

Parallels announced that ProServe has selected Parallels Virtuozzo Containers 4.0 to deliver a cost-efficient and scalable Online Backup solution via a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model. Parallels Virtuozzo Containers provides the virtualization technology for ProServe’s Virtual Online Backup Server (VOBS) offering. By using Parallels Virtuozzo Containers, ProServe is able to deliver an on-line backup solution with the necessary performance, cost-efficiency, scalability and isolation required for their VOBS offered in a SaaS delivery model. SaaS provides end users with the ability to use software applications without the upfront investment in hardware and licensing and without the ongoing maintenance issues associated with maintaining a 24x7 service. Parallels virtualization and automation solutions enable service providers and ISVs to deliver web application... (more)

An Enterprise and Software Architect's Tools of the Trade

I have been doing Software Architecture for 16 years and Enterprise Architecture for the past few. Along with architecture I usually find as part of each gig, if not the main focus of each gig, process implementation or at least process improvement is required. It is not easy keeping up the latest technologies, processes, architectural techniques, and enterprise architecture framework improvements. I am a firm believer that to be an architect, you must also be an experienced developer. I do not believe in the hands off architect role and wish the Ivory Tower Architects would stop claiming to be Architects. They are theorist not architects. Modeling, Governance, and documenting are part of the architect's job, but in order to produce valuable artifacts you need to be getting your hands dirty. I also run into a ton of Googler-Developers. Meaning they have no idea why ... (more)

Absolute Performance and Parallels Partner in SaaS

Absolute Performance announced it is expanding the partnership with virtualization and hosting automation company Parallels to better enable managed services and hosting providers to achieve a strategic foothold in the expanding SaaS and On Demand marketplace. The announcement centers around extending Absolute Performance's application performance management SaaS software and services to work more closely with Parallels' virtualization and data center automation products. Partners since 2007, the announcement covers three areas; Absolute Performance is expanding support for Parallels Virtuozzo Containers within the SaaS delivered System Shepherd application performance management software. Next, Absolute Performance is announcing its support for the Application Packaging Standard and will add support for APS applications. The two companies will also continue to col... (more)

Parallels to Deliver Virtualization for HP Integrity Servers

Parallels announced it is collaborating with HP to offer Parallels Virtuozzo Containers to HP Integrity server customers who want to virtualize business-critical Windows and Linux workloads. Parallels Virtuozzo Containers has been validated to run on HP Integrity servers, including the largest 64-processor HP Integrity Superdome servers, addressing the needs of customers who require Windows and Linux-based Itanium virtualization. "Container virtualization is increasingly popular for virtualizing high performance, production workloads. This makes our technology a perfect fit with HP Integrity servers," said Serguei Beloussov, CEO of Parallels. "We are excited to continue to build on recent customer momentum for Parallels Containers through this collaboration with HP." With Parallels Virtuozzo Containers, users can run simultaneous, isolated workloads in virtual server... (more)

Parallels and Zend Partner

Zend Technologies and Parallels announced that they will collaborate on solutions that enable hosting providers to deliver PHP applications through Parallels’ control panels and server virtualization offerings. The companies will deliver product interoperability and integration, define packaging and distribution standards, and pursue joint marketing initiatives. Zend products will be certified with the Application Packaging Standard (APS), a new application packaging format designed to help implement software as a service (SaaS). Using the APS standard, hosting providers will be able to configure technology stacks based on Zend products to deliver premium PHP solutions for operating business-critical web applications. “The APS standard is already supported by more than 100 PHP applications for everything from blogging and collaboration to content management, ecommer... (more)

Flexiant Acquires Besol’s Tapp Multi-Cloud Management Technology and Business

Tapp multi-cloud lifecycle management platform to be integrated with Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator to immediately benefit MSP's, telcos and others London, UK and Seville, Spain - 14 May 2014 - Flexiant today announced its acquisition of the Tapp multi-cloud management technology and business from Besol Sl. The cash and stock acquisition includes the migration of technology, staff and customers to Flexiant. On many occasions Flexiant has stated that "this is the decade of the service provider" and the move to acquire Tapp increases the capability of Flexiant to enable managed service providers (MSPs), telcos and others to manage workloads across multiple cloud vendors and geographies. Flexiant, recognized as the leading trendsetter and provider of cloud orchestration and management, will use this acquisition to further accelerate its innovation roadmap to deliver an eve... (more)