Parallels, Microsoft, VeriSign and InterNetX To Launch Inaugural APAC Summit
Virtualization and automation leader, Parallels, today made an announcement about partnerships with Microsoft, VeriSign and InterNetX, to launch the first Parallels APAC Peak , the 1st large-scale Asia-Pacific version of Parallels established yearly US event. The one-day event, to be held on 25th Sep 2009 in Singapore, gives partakers access to firsthand updates from industry leaders on the way forward for cloud computing and its possibilities.
The Parallels APAC Peak 2009 will supply a platform for industry leaders to share their vision and secrets on SaaS and cloud-based models for inflating average money per user ( ARPU ) and optimising overall profits. Industry directions and updates on answers to improve ARPU will be covered under applicable Product and Industry sessions. The Parallels APAC Peak 2009 Product Sessions will benefit partakers in building competitive advantages and improving the base line. The Industry Sessions will see industry leaders present strategic revelations on precise solutions that may support and improve cloud-based businesses.
“VeriSign is looking forward to collaborating in the Parallels APAC Summit,” asserted Michael Lin, vice chairman and General Boss of SSL at VeriSign. “Together, VeriSign SSL Certificates, user authentication products, and domain name services offer Parallels partners and Web hosts around the planet a trustworthy online environment to conduct business.
“Microsoft and Parallels have enjoyed successful collaborations over the years and we keep growing this partnership, particularly in Asia,” expounded Alvin Lim, Senior Director, East Asia Software and Services of Microsoft. “By offering our best-in-breed products like Microsoft Exchange and Sharepoint, with Parallels Automation, we deliver the market valuable solutions for growth.
“Parallels has proved to be a trustworthy partner over time, and we are chuffed to support Parallels as our favorite partner with participation in the 1st Parallels APAC Summit,” related Hakan Ali, Director of Selling and Sales of InterNetX. “Being one of the largest world registrars offering more than three hundred ccTLDs and gTLDs, we would like to gain more share of the market in the East. Parallels’ APAC Peak provides us a brilliant platform for our endeavors.
The Parallels APAC Peak comes on the heels on the company’s recently revealed enlargement plans in APAC, where substantial investment will be made to support its growing base of more than 1,000 company users and over 2 hundred partners. This includes new offices in Australia and South Korea, and an increase in headcount for the Parallels APAC team, as well as existing offices in Beijing, Tokyo, Mumbai and Singapore.
An IDC release1 implies that spending on IT cloud computing services could reach US$ 42 bill by 2012 and Parallels envisions a serious proportion of this market will be in the Asia-Pacific area, where there’s bigger acknowledgment and so predicted rapid uptake of cheaper cloud computing solutions. The APAC area presents considerable opportunity for Parallels products like Parallels Desktop for Mac and Parallels Workstation extreme. “Current commercial conditions have made possibilities for hosting service providers in Asia-Pacific who have the foresight and agility to execute and capture the rewards. Recognising the awesome expansion potential of the area, Parallels is expanding its APAC operations, beginning with our opening APAC Summit,” stated Serguei Beloussov, Chairperson and general manager of Parallels.
“This is a rare opportunity for players to network with industry leaders, sharing revelations on strategic trends in cloud computing, virtualization, SaaS, automation, and more.
Parallels is a worldwide leader in virtualization and automation software that optimizes computing for consumers, businesses, and cloud services providers across all major hardware, operating systems, and virtualization platforms. Founded in 1999, Parallels is a fast-growing company with more than 650 employees in North America, Europe, and Asia.