Parallels, the provider of hosting and cloud services enablement and cross-platform solutions, announced support for the Microsoft Windows Azure Pack through the APS (Application Packaging Standard) for Parallels Automation.
This new product allows hosting service providers to bring the innovations from Microsoft’s Windows Azure public cloud hosting platform into a service provider’s datacenter, speeding the time to market to deliver the latest solutions from Microsoft ahead of competitors.
As a Microsoft Global ISV and Gold Certified Partner, Parallels developed the solution in collaboration with Microsoft.
“Parallels has been collaborating with Microsoft since 2007 to enable the delivery of cloud services for telecom companies, domain hosting providers, distributors, managed hosting service providers and VARs,” said John Zanni, chief marketing officer, Service Provider, Parallels. “Our experience with Parallels Automation provisioning and managing Office 365, SharePoint, Exchange, Lync and Microsoft Dynamics CRM confirms the demand for services based on Microsoft technologies.”
Windows Azure Pack
“By adding Windows Azure Pack we are expanding the portfolio of Microsoft cloud solutions and giving our service provider partners another set of high-demand services they can deliver to their customers,” Zanni added.
The Windows Azure Pack enables hosting service providers to offer rich, self-service, multi-tenant hosting services that are consistent across on-premises and cloud deployments and offer the advanced cloud capabilities of Windows Azure.
These technologies include the ability to offer IaaS and hosted databases with virtual networks, high-density scalable websites, as well as an enterprise service bus. The Parallels Automation environment allows for seamless provisioning of these new hosting services, as well as the consolidated billing with other offerings in the hosting service provider’s environment.