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“We Make it Easy, Fast and Economical for SMBs to Move to the Cloud”- Steve Zimba, Mural

Cloud has of late been marketed heavily as the panacea to every potential business problem. Lured by the ease-of-use and agility moving to the cloud brings in the business processes, SMBs are very eager to buy cloud services. This creates an enormous opportunity for service providers in the market, and they try to exploit it very aggressively. Only, it’s not as easy as it seems. Most SMBs find cutting through the fog and hype surrounding the cloud very difficult and struggle to get to grips with the new concept. They’re intrigued by the cloud, but also confused and wary of it. Moving to the cloud involves a very large, expensive and difficult set of problems, and SMBs simply don’t have the skill, resources and most importantly, time to understand every nuance and permutat...

“Our Goal is to Remove the Friction in the IT Cloud Value Chain”- John Zanni, Parallels

Parallels has an extensively broad range of products, that enable various service providers, right from web hosters, ISVs to Telcos, to manage just about anything they may need to grow their SMB cloud service revenue and profit. Speaking at the recently held WHD.India 2013, John Zanni, Vice President (VP), Service Provider Marketing and Alliances, Parallels, talked about how Parallels has designed and augmented its products according to the demands of the SMBs so that its customers and partners can grow their business selling nothing but what exactly the market demands for. We sat with him post-session to discuss Parallels’ latest product launches, their new features and USPs, and how they help service providers derive more value from the constantly booming SMB cloud market. He also ...

PacHosting Launches Dedicated Virtual Center

Hong Kong hosting service provider PacHosting yesterday launched  Dedicated Virtual Center, a  new server solution which streamlines virtual machines provision and management on physical dedicated servers. Dedicated Virtual Center allows clients to get the full control of a physical server and virtualization hypervisor at the same time. The new dedicated hosting solution is based on Dell PowerEdge Series servers and commercial hypervisor Parallels Cloud Server. Through the Parallels Virtualization Automation (PVA) virtualization control panel, users can provision and manage multiple virtual machines and containers on a single physical server with ease. Virtual machines provide isolated server environments and containers allow users to scale the servers’ configurations on-demand. Each virtu...

Web hosting provider NetHosting Migrates Windows Shared Hosting to Parallels Plesk

Web hosting provider NetHosting today announced that it has migrated to the  Parallels Plesk control panel for Windows virtual hosting clients. Parallels announced the availability of Parallels Plesk Panel 11.5 a few days back. Only Windows-based websites (ASP.NET and MS SQL) will be affected by this update. The migration will  improve performance of the virtual hosting product as well as provide additional support for the software. Windows-based website owners will now be able to  manage their domains, track customer engagement on their websites, and cultivate their business presence online. “Our commitment to our customers includes providing them the best hosting experience possible,” said Troy Stephens, Technical Operations Manager, NetHosting. “This upgrade to a more ...

“CtrlS is Asia’s Largest and India’s Only Tier IV Certified Datacenter”- Prashant, CtrlS

The opening day of the recently held WHD.India 2013 had a session titled “Reaching the next level of hosting” by Prashant Jain, Director, CtrlS. It was the last session of what had been a long exhausting day with multiple sessions lined back-to-back. Spent up with the proceedings of the day, my mind had started wondering how much booze would be too much booze to drink at the succeeding ConneXion Party so as to remain sober enough to do research work for the sessions scheduled for next day. As the emcee invited Prashant on stage, I was expecting yet another run-of-the-mill session that was titled to come across as genuinely interesting and informative, but was actually rife with product pitches of the company. What followed pleasantly surprised me. One of the only three talks ou...

1&1 Internet Launches New gTLD Pre-Order Portal and a Cloud Server Package

Global  Web hosting provider 1&1 Internet has today made two major announcements – launch of a gTLD Pre-Order Portal and a new cloud server package. The news comes nearly two months after 1 and 1 Internet added Artful.ly, CraftIsArt, Meetup and Wanelo web apps to 1&1 MyWebsite and launched its  Microsoft Exchange 2013 Hosting services. New gTLD Pre-Order Portal The new gTLD Pre-Order Portal allows website owners to  pre-order  the new gTLDs that’ll hit the market soon and provides domain news, expert advice articles and practical tips to plan a  domain portfolio. Website owners can browse the new domain endings at the  portal and make a risk-free pre-order for the domain of their choice.  This pre-order does not guarantee that a domain will be purchased, however, it is ...

Media Temple Launches DV Managed and CloudTech Premium Support at HostingCon 2013

Web hosting and cloud services provider  Media Temple (mt) today launched DV Managed – the latest version of its VPS hosting platform, and CloudTech Premium Support – a new 24/7 multi-channel support platform that provides  customer solutions by certified CloudTech engineers at the  application code level. DV Managed provides SMBs and start-ups with  affordable managed hosting. It  runs  LAMP applications 25% faster than the previous version and backups and maintenance complete 10X faster. Pre-loaded with various software packages including CentOS, Apache, MySQL, PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby, Postfix, YUM package management, and Plesk Panel 11 from Parallels, DV Managed comes with a service level agreement (SLA) that offers the (mt) Media Temple 20/20 Uptime Guarantee – promising 99...

Parallels to Open a New Office in Africa, Partners With Business Connexion and Global Micro

Parallels today announced  expansion of its foot print in Africa with a new office and sales representation in the Republic of South Africa. Parallels also announced that  Business Connexion (BCX), an Information and Communications Technology company, and Global Micro, a  hosted infrastructure IT provider have adopted Parallels Automation Platform to deliver a broad range  of cloud services to Africa’s small and medium enterprises (SMEs). We are really excited about our work with Parallels and our Public Cloud Services offerings in the South African market because the demand for hosted services in South Africa and elsewhere in Africa continues to grow at an impressive rate. – Jacques Loubser, GM, Cloud Infrastructure, Business Connexion. With over 20 million SMEs and rapidly expanding Inte...

Mr. David Dzienciol Shares Parallels Vision for the Indian SMB industry at WHD.India 2013

“An economic community supported by a foundation of interacting organizations and individuals—the organisms of the business world. The economic community produces goods and services of value to customers, who are themselves members of the ecosystem. The member organisms also include suppliers, lead producers, competitors, and other stakeholders.” That’s how Mr.  David Dzienciol, Regional Vice President and General Manager (Asia Pacific), Parallels started his speaking session at WHD.India 2013 – by citing definition of “Business Ecosystem” from Wikipedia. Business Ecosystem was one of the three main pillars of  the session; the other two being Expertise and Software. The session titled “Innovative solutions delivering growth for your business” saw ...

An Inforgraphic: SMB Cloud Market across Asia Pacific to Reach US $19.8 billion in 2015

Asia Pacific SMB cloud services market opportunity  will reach US$19.8 billion in 2015, says the  Parallels Asia-Pacific SMB Cloud Insights  report. The huge growth will likely be due to the fact that a  majority of the SMBs across Asia-Pacific region prefer to go straight to the cloud, rather than installing in-house IT solutions. China and India with 3.3 million and 3.5 million SMBs respectively are expected to be the front-runners  for cloud services in Asia Pacific. The Infographic below summarizes the key findings of the report. However, country specific findings  for Asia-Pacific are: Australia Australian SMB market will reach AUD$1.5 billion in 2015, registering a  growth of AUD$630 million over the next three years. China China, as of September 2012, represented an  estimated marke...

Microsoft to have an Exclusive Speaking Session on Office 365 at ZNet Partners’ Summit 2013

Asia’s leading web hosting provider ZNet today announced that Microsoft will be taking an exclusive session on it’s  newly released productivity suite Office 365 at   ZNet Partners’ Summit ’13,a conference exclusively for it’s customers and partners  on 6th April. The announcement  comes a few  days after Znet announced that Mr. Pradeep Chopra, CEO, Digital Vidya, will be speaking at the conference. We’re extremely ecstatic about Microsoft’s presence at the summit. Not one to be missed, here is a platform for SMBs to learn about the flexibility and options to deploy Office 365 on their terms utilizing only the features they truly need. – Mr. Munesh Jadoun, CEO, ZNet. Mr. Sushan Aich, Cloud IS lead, Microsoft India, will be taking the session titled ‘Office 365 ̵...

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