CHICAGO, Sept. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hostway, a leading provider of cloud, managed and hybrid hosting services, today announced the Application Packaging Standard (APS) integration of its FlexCloud Servers (Infrastructure-as-a-Service, or IaaS), public-cloud hosting suite, in partnership with Parallels, a global leader in hosting and cloud services enablement and cross-platform solutions. The announcement comes as Hostway will exhibit its solutions for the evolving cloud marketplace at Booth #325 at the Cloud Partners event held September 11-13 at McCormick Place in Chicago.
Collaborative service delivery models are an emerging trend in the cloud marketplace as the technology community seeks efficient, cost-effective methods to provide best-in-class services to end-users. Hostway's partnership with Parallels creates an ideal option for service providers seeking to increase cloud-based revenues by bundling with existing product and service portfolios to create an end-to-end solution. Parallels Automation partners can now leverage Hostway's FlexCloud Servers APS integration to offer an affordable, turnkey, enterprise-class IaaS public cloud service to customers and resellers.
"By adding Hostway's FlexCloud to the APS library, we're offering service providers an opportunity to meet growing reseller and business customer demand," said John Zanni, Vice President of Marketing and Alliances for Parallels. "It's also an opportunity to be a part of an industry-wide collaborative effort to deliver advanced, high-demand cloud services to end-users while expanding the partner's product and service portfolio."
The demand for public cloud services continues to grow. A recent Gartner report predicts growth in excess of 18% this year for a total of $131 billion, with IaaS representing the fastest-growing market sector. Growing demand gives resellers an opportunity to capture a portion of the growing cloud market as an alternative to existing public cloud operators by utilizing pay-as-you-go, cloud-based services to host an existing CRM solution, creating an SaaS offering that allows businesses to generate a new instance for each customer, which would create higher profit margins and enable seamless management. Resellers could also bundle public cloud hosting with ecommerce applications to increase their revenue share.
The most readily available public cloud offerings in the Parallels catalog, Hostway's FlexCloud Servers offer high-availability features such as automated failover of instances, fully redundant host, network and storage hardware and enterprise-class Storage Area Networks to maximize performance and reliability. The Hostway-Parallels partnership enables resellers to offer an array of advanced features, including user-configurable firewalls and load balancing, IP address management, image cloning and snapshots, managed backup and other enterprise-class capabilities. The FlexCloud Server OpenStack-compatible API enables users to automate, customize, access, manage and resell cloud services and solutions. A proven solution from a Microsoft Gold Certified Hosting Partner, Hostway's FlexCloud Servers are ideal for value-added resellers, independent software vendors, system integrators, developers and more, empowering them to offer a comprehensive cloud-delivery environment.
"In the rapidly evolving cloud services market, collaboration is the key to success. We're thrilled to work with an industry leader like Parallels to give partners new ways to customize, bundle and seamlessly deliver the cloud applications and scalable infrastructure solutions customers demand," said Todd Benjamin, Vice President of Hosted Services. "By enabling delivery of cloud services in a Parallels environment, Hostway provides ecosystem partners with a low risk, quick-to-market path to leverage their own channels to grow their businesses and offer an end-to-end solution."
The first Hostway APS offering available in the Parallels ecosystem, FlexCloud Servers are part of a larger portfolio of cloud infrastructure and application products the company plans to roll out via its partnership with Parallels. Future service syndication launches that are being considered include unified email and collaboration platform services, ecommerce hosting plans, and cost-effective Virtual Private Servers (VPS) among other cloud applications. Parallels partners can bundle Hostway services at a significantly reduced cost of implementation and ongoing administration.
For more information on Hostway APS integration with Parallels, visit Booth #325 at the Cloud Partners conference, or visit http://www.hostway.com/parallels/cloud-hosting-reseller/.
About Hostway Corporation
Hostway Corporation is a leader in Cloud, Managed, and Hybrid Hosting. Hostway delivers reliable, secure, and scalable Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solutions to over 600,000 customers worldwide. Hostway services its clients from more than 250,000 square feet of state-of-the-art data center space, spanning four continents and 12 countries. Hostway has emerged as one of the largest cloud hosting and Infrastructure-as-a-Service providers in the world due to the company's expertise in developing secure, multi-tenant hosting environments and is committed to providing SMB's and large enterprises with cost effective business solutions. Hostway's core products include Managed Hosting, Cloud Hosting, and Email and Applications.
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