SMBs Accelerate Move to Cloud-Based Microsoft Hosted Exchange
Automation and virtualization leader, Parallels, today made an announcement about that its hosting supplier partners are seeing an uptick and increased requirement for its Parallels Automation offering, which delivers applications like Microsoft Hosted Exchange in a software as a service model. ( GMO-HS ) in the East, as well as leading Telcos like Portugal Telecoms and Dawn. In the Hosted Exchange model, the service provider manages all of the technology and support for the SMB.
We continue to see a continuously growing knowledge of the benefits of hosted application delivery in the marketplace. “We have seen amazing interest from our channel partners for the expanded collection of hosted communication services that Apptix offers,” asserted Chris Damvakaris, VP of Sales and Business Development for Apptix. “Parallels Automation was a vital addition to our technical architectureimproving our partners’ capability to bundle services they opt to offer clients, thru a settled control panel while automating many management functions.
The economy is rising the adoption of Microsoft Hosted Exchange by SMBs as companies look to lower their IT costs and overhead and improve their competitiveness. In reality, according to a Gartner report in 2008, Microsoft Hosted Exchange will grow to 35 million users by 2012, representing an 88-percent compound yearly rate of growth.
“Microsoft is extremely happy with the expansion of our partners offering Microsoft hosted Exchange,” asserted John Zanni, general boss of the international Software And Services Industry for the Communications Sector at Microsoft Co “SMBs continue to get the advantages of complicated messaging and partnership features that huge companies have been using for years in a pre-paid, software-plus-services model.
Parallels is a strategic partner for us helping reinforce Microsoft offerings to enable cloud services suppliers and Microsoft partners to get to market quickly with solutions that scale.”. “With the exceptional expansion and popularity of Microsoft Hosted Exchange, we see Parallels Automation as the gateway to having the ability to grow our reseller program and guarantee we’ve got the scalability to meet inflating customer demand,” expounded Dan Germain, CTO at Spiderweb . In this pay-as-you go approach, SMBs are afforded an easy-to-use low cost service.
Parallels Automation enables us to supply Microsoft Hosted Exchange as a preliminary position for other SaaS offerings for our SMB customers. Not only does the purchaser benefit from our SaaS portfolio, but Dawn , as supplier, can use it for up-selling and accelerating our ARPU. “We’re happy about the success of Microsoft Hosted Exchange and Windows SharePoint and the momentum only validates our business model to supply services thru the cloud,” recounted Mitsuru Aoyama, President & CEO, at GMO-HS.
“Leveraging Parallels Automation, we get reduced capital and operating costs, improved IT delivery and a scalable business design to meet changing shopper needs. “Our primary entry to SaaS thru Microsoft Hosted Exchange has been a superb success and an important driver for increasing customer numbers and reducing churn,” claimed Nuno Vas, Expert of Business Development for Technical Engineering, at Portugal Telecomms.
“This is why SaaS is core to our expansion plans around voice and information services as it provides a great amount valuable for our business consumers. With the support of Parallels, our overall price of operation has been cut by 40-percent and we are able to employ new services 80-percent quicker.
These improvements will continue to play a major role in skyrocketing ARPU and profitability by enabling us to quickly expand our SaaS portfolio to supply customers even more choice at lower costs.
About Parallels — Optimized Computing
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. For more information, please visit www.parallels.com. Hosters, Telcos, and Managed Services Providers can learn more about deploying Unified Communications and Microsoft Hosted Exchange by watching a Parallels video series at www.parallels.com/exchange
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