Parallels, a hosting and cloud services enablement leader, today announced the winners of its second Asia Pacific Partner Awards at the Parallels Summit 2012 APAC. The Awards recognizes partners in the region that have achieved notable growth, shown innovative strategies and optimized their business for future success in the Asia Pacific cloud market through the use of Parallels products, solutions and ecosystem. The award recipients were announced in Singapore at Parallels Summit 2012 APAC, being held from September 21 – 22 at the Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa Resort.
The Awards comprised four categories reflecting excellence in the cloud through the use of Parallels technology. The Parallels APAC Partner Award winners for 2012 are:
• iiNet, APAC Partner of the Year
• CtrlS, APAC New Partner of the Year
• Telstra, Excellence in Innovation
• Otsuka Corporation, Outstanding Solution for the SMBs.
"The Parallels Asia Pacific Partner Awards 2012 recognize the commitment of hosters and service providers to the proliferating cloud enablement in the region,” said David Dzienciol, Regional Vice President and General Manager Parallels in Asia Pacific. “The four winners have achieved significant milestones in the past year and are positioned for continued momentum to launch new and innovative cloud services that can increase their own customers’ sales, revenue and profitability.”
APAC Partner of the Year
The APAC Partner of the Year award recognizes a partner in the Parallels Partner Program that has experienced strong revenue growth, displayed innovative in usage of Parallels products, and demonstrated significant investment in creating services tailored for SMBs. Receiving the 2012 award is iiNet, Australia’s second largest DSL Internet Service Provider. A Parallels Partner for five years, iiNet is today one of Parallel’s top partners globally.
“Consolidating our business on Parallels Automation has enabled iiNet to grow our footprint in offering various productivity-driven hosting services for SMBs in Australia,” said Kevin Clark, Hosting Manager at iiNet. “This award is a great recognition and truly reflects our efforts to take advantage of the growing cloud opportunity.”
APAC New Partner of the Year
The New APAC Partner of the Year award recognizes a partner that has demonstrated strong revenue growth and innovation in the usage of Parallels products under the first year of the Parallels Partner Program. Receiving the award is CtrlS, who was the first to run Tier 4-certified data centers in India.
“Parallels Plesk Panel has enabled CtrlS to position itself as a one-stop destination catering to various cloud needs of the hosting community in India,” said Sridhar Reddy, Chairman and Managing Director CtrlS. “By partnering with Parallels, we have been able to achieve and maintain our position as the leading tier four data centre services provider. This award is an acknowledgement of our position and leadership in the competitive marketplace.”
Excellence in Innovation
The Excellence in Innovation award recognizes a partner that has demonstrated the innovative use of Parallels technologies in the development and delivery of innovative services, marketing tactics or strategy, or technical creativity. Receiving the award is Telstra, Australia's leading telecommunications and information services company, and one of the world’s largest telecommunications services providers. Telstra has received the award for the innovative design and enhancements the company has made with the Parallels Automation.
“Parallels Business Automation has enabled effortless integration into various Telstra Systems including identity management, customer relationship management and finance,” said Kevin Kennedy, Director, Cloud Engineering at Telstra. “This integration has allowed us to be better positioned to meet the needs of our customers.”
Outstanding Solution for the SMB
The Outstanding Solution for SMB award recognizes a Parallels partner that has created a service offering that allowed SMB end-users to reach superior productivity. Receiving this award is Otsuka Corporation, a virtualized infrastructure services provider in Japan.
“This award is testament to the strength of the partnership between Otsuka and Parallels,” said Takeshi Hasegawa, Application Specialist, ASP Development Division, Tayore-ru Management Services Center at Otsuka Corporation.
“With Parallels virtualization solutions, we have been able to extend the presence of our hosting services beyond Tokyo to accommodate the country’s most remote areas. We look forward to achieving further success for our customers by continuously working with Parallels and leveraging its award-winning solutions.”
Parallels Summit 2012 APAC is an unrivaled opportunity to build relationships with the leading players in Cloud services and gaining valuable insights to sell, bundle and deliver a wide range of profitable cloud services to SMBs.
Parallels (parallels.com) is a worldwide leader in hosting and cloud service enablement and desktop virtualization. Founded in 1999, Parallels is a fast-growing company with more than 900 employees in North America, Europe, and Asia.