Parallels Expands in Korea

Parallels announced the availability of PACI and a partnership with KT, the largest telecommunication service provider in Korea

September 23, 2011

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RENTON, Wash. and SINGAPORE -- Parallels® the hosting and Cloud services enablement leader, today announced the availability of Parallels Automation for Cloud Infrastructure (PACI), a fully-scalable solution for service providers to deliver Cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) to small and medium businesses (SMBs). PACI is a complete, turn-key Cloud infrastructure solution and provides complete hosting control, from provisioning and billing to self-service management and security. Parallels Automation for Cloud Infrastructure is ready-to-deploy on any hardware platform, and includes an integrated management panel that enables IT professionals to create, scale, and manage Cloud-hosted infrastructure, virtual datacenters and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications. The announcement coincides with Parallels APAC Summit, an annual gathering of the leading hosting and Cloud industry players, being held in Singapore through 25 September.

PACI offers the powerful capabilities needed to immediately launch Cloud infrastructure services and generate revenue, with the flexibility to select virtualization technologies (with Parallels Server Bare Metal or third party virtualization technologies). PACI is based on a modular architecture, giving service providers a choice to deploy the complete solution or select components which can be integrated with existing solutions. For example, service providers could use PACI’s billing service or online store, or integrate PACI with their existing billing solutions, e-commerce platforms and other services.

“Parallels Automation for Cloud Infrastructure enables Service Providers to deliver a wide range Cloud infrastructure services for the diverse needs of SMBs,” said Birger Steen, CEO, Parallels. “Helping thousands of Parallels’ Service Provider partners to profitably capitalize on the exploding market of Cloud IaaS was our main goal, and I’m pleased with the feedback we are getting from the early adopters.”

In a separate release:SINGAPORE and RENTON, Wash. -- Parallels, ( ) the hosting and Cloud services enablement leader, today announced that it is partnering with KT, the largest telecommunication service provider in Korea, to help expand the company's Cloud service offerings across the country. KT is deploying the Parallels Automation Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) module, enabling KT to rapidly deliver Cloud services to small to medium businesses (SMB) efficiently and cost-effectively.One of the key services KT is bringing to market is Microsoft(R) Office 365. By using Parallels solutions, KT will speed its deployment of Office 365 with automation and reliability, dramatically reducing its time to market for this and other in-demand Cloud-based, hosted services.

"There are a number of SMB customers in Korea who have been waiting for critical business applications that are easy to subscribe to with no upfront costs. And being small and nimble, they do not want to worry about updates and software maintenance," said Jung Min Woo, Vice President at KT. "Parallels Automation has the ability to address this critical business need, yet takes it a step further by enabling our reseller partners to quickly offer on-demand software that SMBs need to be successful in today's competitive environment."

Parallels Inc.

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