Parallels Expands Portfolio of Microsoft Cloud Offerings Supported
Parallels, a hosting and cloud services provider, announced the expansion of its portfolio of Microsoft cloud services it supports.HOUSTON—Parallels, a hosting and cloud services enablement provider, announced support for a Microsoft Azure Pack for Hosting Providers and updates to a collection of cloud service delivery solutions for Microsoft partners. Parallels announced the solution, developed in collaboration with Microsoft's server and tools business group, at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) here. The solution is in addition to the new support of Microsoft Windows Azure Pack for Hosting. Parallels has also updated its support for the Microsoft Lync 2013 Hosting Pack, Microsoft Exchange 2013 and Microsoft Office 365. The new product and updated features help make Parallels, a Microsoft Global ISV and Gold Certified Partner, a key partner in enabling Microsoft cloud solutions via cloud distribution channels, Parallels officials said. With the new product announced today, Parallels now helps bring the power of Microsoft's Azure platform into a domain hosting provider's data center for sales to service providers' small and midsize business (SMB) customers. Service providers can now speed their time to market and deliver the latest innovations from Microsoft ahead of their competitors, Parallels said. To help address SMBs' growing need for cloud solutions, Parallels has been collaborating with Microsoft since 2007 to enable the delivery of cloud services for telecom companies, domain hosting providers, distributors, managed service providers and VARs. This has helped Parallels develop services with value-added support to assist its service provider partners in driving more revenue faster by offering essential solutions for specific SMB workloads.
"We are thrilled to expand our long-standing partnership with Parallels as they help us reach the broad and diverse cloud distribution channel and speed time to market for our valued partners," said Jon Roskill, corporate vice president of the Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft, in a statement. "Few companies understand the hosting and cloud needs of SMBs better than Parallels, and they continue to demonstrate it with how fast they accelerate deployments for new Microsoft hosting partners."