Hostway & Parallels Partner on APS

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Hostway Corporation, a leading provider of cloud, managed and hybrid cloud solutions, today announced it will begin offering Application Packaging Standard (APS) integration of its FlexCloud Server (Infrastructure-as-a-Service, or IaaS) public-cloud hosting suite through a new partnership with Parallels, the worldwide leader in hosting and cloud service enablement and desktop virtualization.

Hostway announced the APS integration of FlexCloud Server at Parallels Summit 2013, going on now through Wednesday, Feb. 6 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

Through Hostway’s FlexCloud Server APS integration for the Parallels platform, Parallels ecosystem partners will have a cost-effective, turn-key solution for offering Hostway’s enterprise-class IaaS public cloud service to their customers and resellers. Through Parallels’ Automation Platform, partners and their resellers can bundle FlexCloud with other services to provide on-demand, pay-as-you-go cloud-computing resources and offer FlexCloud’s advanced features, including user-configurable firewalls and load balancing, IP address management, image cloning and snapshots, managed backup and other enterprise-class capabilities.

For independent software vendors (ISVs), value-added resellers (VARs) and system integrators (SIs), the new solution allows them to bundle a self-serve compute platform with their software applications, professional services, and managed service offerings to present a one-stop, end-to-end cloud-delivery environment. Server and application replication, disaster recovery and dynamically scalable application environments can now be automated including customer management, billing and care.

“Offering Hostway’s FlexCloud Servers through the Parallels platform provides an integrated, self-service environment that enables our partners to bundle and seamlessly deliver a catalog of cloud applications to their customers, with scalable infrastructure services as a comprehensive cloud solution,” said Todd Benjamin, Vice President of Hosted Services at Hostway. “With built-in support for sub-resellers, our partners can even leverage their own channels for VARs, system integrators and SaaS providers, enabling them to deliver additional services from their own data center.”

FlexCloud Servers are the first Hostway APS offering to be made available in the Parallels ecosystem, starting in Q2 this year. Future service syndication will include the Open-Xchange App Suite for unified email and collaboration platform and cost-effective Virtual Private Servers (VPS). Leveraging the APS Standard enables Hostway to make its comprehensive portfolio of cloud infrastructure and application products available to a much larger audience, and at a significantly reduced cost of implementation and ongoing administration.

“Hostway’s flexible cloud solutions offer the scalability, performance and cost-effectiveness that will enable service providers to deliver high-demand cloud services,” said John Zanni, Vice President of Marketing and Alliances for Parallels. “Adding Hostway’s FlexCloud offering to the APS library will enable service providers to address a wider range of needs for both their resellers and their SMB customers.”

A demo of the solution can be viewed at the Parallels Summit, Booth #308.

Once released, the Hostway APS package will be available for download at http://apsstandard.org/applications#.

For more information about Hostway APS integration with Parallels, visit Booth #308 at the Parallels Summit, or visit http://www.hostway.com.

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 HostingCloud Hosting, and Email and Applications.

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