Parallels announces new strategies to tap Asia Pacific SMB cloud market

Birger Steen, CEO of Parallels

Infotech Lead India: Hosting and cloud services provider Parallels announced new strategies to tap the SMB cloud market in Asia Pacific.


The Cloud enabler is planning to invest to develop new software, recruit leadership and add resources in the Asia Pacific region.


The growth plan is aimed at enabling its partners to better meet the growing SMB demand for cloud services.


Parallels reported an expanding list of service providers and hosters who are partnering with Parallels to deliver cloud and hosting services to small and medium businesses (SMB).


The APAC SMB cloud market will grow 38 percent year-over-year to $19.8 billion by 2015.


Parallels claims that its recently introduced Plesk Panel 11 has been adopted 85 percent faster in Asia than previous versions.


Parallels also launched previews of its newest software for hosting automation, infrastructure and cloud storage, giving service providers capabilities and opportunities to sell and upsell cloud and hosted services and applications.


“The Asia Pacific region continues to present vast opportunities for delivering cloud and hosting services,” said Birger Steen, CEO of Parallels.


“Asian service providers – and their SMB customers – are rapidly realizing the economic and operational benefits of using the cloud. Parallels stands at the forefront of this ongoing shift by making the investments in platforms and solutions for service providers. Combined with our expertise and ecosystem, Parallels is uniquely qualified to help our APAC partners meet the needs of SMBs seeking to migrate to cloud services,” Steen added.


Partners in Asia continue to use Parallels Plesk Panel 11. Many enhancements originated from APAC partner feedback and are designed to meet the needs of region’s service providers.


As Microsoft Windows Server is the dominant operating system, Parallels announced support for the latest versions of Microsoft technologies, including Microsoft SQL Server 2012 and the Microsoft Windows Server 2012. For Parallels Plesk Panel Linux users, Parallels also announced the availability of support for both the CentOS and RedHat 6.3 operating systems.

Parallels also invested significantly to enhance Parallels Plesk Panel 11 with security hardening to counter multiple attack vectors. It now includes advanced 256-bit password encryption to protect file transfers (FTP), databases, and e-mail functions.


“Kryptos believes in building business and customer relationships through strong alliances and partnerships,” said Prasanna Ram, CEO of Kryptos in India.


“By leveraging its innovations, such as Parallels Plesk Panel, we have been able to improve our services dramatically and the partnership has enabled us more rapidly offer new hosting and cloud services to our customers,” Ram added.


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