The awards, presented at Parallels APAC Summit 2011, acknowledge leading service providers who demonstrate outstanding success by delivering Cloud services powered by Parallels
SINGAPORE — September 26, 2011 — Parallels®, the hosting and Cloud services enablement leader, announced on Friday the winners of its first Asia Pacific Partner Awards at the Parallels APAC Summit 2011. ‘Parallels Asia Pacific Partner Awards 2011’ recognizes partners in the APAC region that have realized growth, shown innovative strategies and optimized their business for future success in the APAC Cloud market using Parallels products, solutions and services. The awards were announced here at Parallels annual APAC Summit, held from September 23-25 at the Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa Resort.
The Awards comprised six categories that reflect service provider success stories in the global market and product areas of Parallels.
Award winners for 2011 include:
- KDDI Corporation, New Partner of the Year;
- RIDE, Excellence in Innovation;
- Shinjiru, Excellence in Parallels Plesk Panel;
- iiNet, Excellence in Parallels Automation;
- Net Logistics, Excellence in Virtualized Infrastructure and Virtualization; and
- UCVHost, Emerging Region Partner of the Year.
“The ‘Parallels Asia Pacific Partner Awards 2011’ recognize the achievements and the commitment of hosters and service providers in this region,” said John Zanni, Vice President of Service Provider Marketing and Alliances, Parallels. “The six valued partners being recognized have achieved both significant results for the past year and also have positioned themselves well for the future by using Parallels technologies to launch new and innovative Cloud services that increase their own customers’ sales, revenue and profitability.”
The first recipients of ‘Parallels Asia Pacific Partner Awards 2011’ and other Parallels partners in Asia Pacific have all demonstrated growth as they focus on meeting the growing demand for Cloud services from small and medium businesses (SMBs) in the region. In conjunction with the awards and its APAC Summit, Parallels also released the results of its proprietary research entitled “Parallels SMB Cloud Insights™”, which focuses on the most profitable services and markets in Asia Pacific and how the industry can benefit by delivering Cloud services to their SMB customers in the region.
New Partner of the Year Award
This award recognizes a first-year Parallels partner that achieves strong revenue growth and is particularly innovative in using Parallels products. It was awarded to Japan’s KDDI Corporation, a wireless and fixed-line telecommunications carrier with networks and infrastructure in mobile wireless communication, fixed telecommunications broadband / Internet / telephone. KDDI launched Virtual Data Center services earlier this year, powered by Parallels Cloud service delivery solutions.
“Partnering with Parallels allows us to centrally manage our virtual desktop service, providing stable operational workload and cost savings to our customers,” said Yamada Yasuhisa of KDDI’s Cloud Service Development Division. “We are also seeing more control over business continuity planning (BCP) and lower energy consumption as a result of the virtual services. Our partnership with Parallels forms an integral part in our overall, profitable Cloud strategy.”
Excellence in Innovation Award
This award recognizes a partner who demonstrates innovative uses of Parallels technologies in the areas of services offered, marketed, or utilization of technical creativity. Japan’s RIDE won this Award for its work delivering innovative Cloud services using Parallels Automation.
“With the help of Parallels Business Automation and Parallels Operations Automation, we now have plans to start providing new applications and services in to our existing back-up and storage services. We are very pleased with this honor and would like to credit it to our team and its creativity,” said, Hiroya Nakano, Chief Executive Officer, RIDE Co. Limited.
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Excellence in Parallels Plesk Panel Award
Shinjiru, the leading hosting service provider in Malaysia, was awarded the Excellence in Parallels Plesk Panel Award. It has demonstrated a strong commitment to Parallels Plesk Panel solution through the success and creativity in its shared web-hosting services. Not only does Shinjiru have a strong and growing base of satisfied customers, but it also possesses deep knowledge and expertise in Parallels Plesk Panel.
Terence Choong, Chief Executive Officer of Shinjiru said, “Parallels Plesk Panel has helped Shinjiru to increase its revenues as it allows our end users to directly download and install a wide range of open-source and commercial applications via the Parallels Partner Storefront.”
Excellence in Parallels Automation Award
This award was given to iiNet, Australia’s second largestDSL Internet Service Provider (ISP), an emerging competitor in vibrant the Australian telecommunications market. The company’s dedication to Parallels Automation (PA) and its success and creativity in delivering messaging and collaboration services were key attributes that set it apart to collect the PA Award.
“Parallels Automation has enabled iiNet to grow from strength to strength in its offering of hosting services,” said Kevin Clark, Hosting Manager at iiNet. “We’re very excited about this award and will continue to build a strong team that complements and promotes the expertise in Parallels products.”
Excellence in Virtualized Infrastructure Services and Virtualization Award
Innovative Australian hosting provider Net Logistics was presented with the Excellence in Virtualized Infrastructure Services and Virtualization Award for its success in deploying Parallels Virtualization technology to build their “empowered hosting” business.
“Parallels Virtualization solutions are used extensively at Net Logistics, serving as the foundation of our VPS platforms. Parallels Virtuozzo, for example, supports an extremely wide range of hosting applications, and provides us with extreme high density capabilities for our servers, thus maximizing our profitability for offering leading-edge virtualization and control panel solutions,” said Joseph Salim, Business Development Manager, Net Logistics Pty.
Emerging Region Partner of the Year Award
Parallels also dedicated an award to growing companies in emerging regions that have achieved significant success. The inaugural winner of the Emerging Region Partner of the Year is UCVHost in India, a privately held company hosting over 40,000 webhosting customers around the globe.
“Our customers are facing many IT challenges in today’s business world, and they need help dealing with critical applications with minimal assistance required,” said Rajat Khanna, Director of UCVHost. “By implementing Parallels Virtuozzo Containers, it has improved the way we do business as well as help our customers unravel their business challenges efficiently and profitably.”
“Cloud services are such a rapidly growing opportunity with massive potential for serving Asia Pacific’s SMBs that it’s important for the industry to acknowledge those service providers leading the way. The ‘Parallels Asia Pacific Partner Awards 2011’ give these leaders their rightful recognition and we all look forward to seeing their continued success in the year ahead,” concludes Zanni.
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