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Indian web hosting firm chooses Parallels for virtualisation offering

Veronica C. Silva | April 1, 2011
ZNet can now offer enhanced virtualisation and cloud services to SMBs in India.

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, 1 APRIL 2011 - A US-headquartered provider of cloud services solutions has identified a partner in India to help it expand its foothold in the Asia Pacific region.

Parallels, which specialises in virtualisation and automation software, said India's fourth largest web hosting company, ZNet, has become its Gold Partner. As such, ZNet will be using Parallers Plesk Panel 10 and Parallels Virtuozzo Containers on its web hosting and virtual private servers to be able to offer small businesses in India secure, reliable and cost-efficient services.

ZNet said it selected Parallels Plesk Panel 10 as it offers maximum returns because of its security features, ease of use and flexibility.

"Parallels Plesk Panel 10 has comprehensive features which enable us decrease time to market, deliver a full suite of cloud services and increase ARPU (average revenue per user)," said Munesh Jadoun, CEO, ZNet Technologies. "By working closely with Parallels, our customers can now focus on IT efficiency and the optimisation of internal resources. They now have the ability to save money and better manage their daily business operations."


ZNet will also be implementing Parallels Virtuozzo Containers (PVC), Parallels' virtualisation solution for hosting and offering software-as-a-service. Parallels said PVC helps small businesses run mission-critical applications faster.

Paralles cited a survey conducted by research company Tier1 Research which indicates that PVC is used by 36.7 per cent of the mass-market hosts.

John Eng, VP, Marketing and Alliances, Parallels Asia Pacific, said ZNet is deploying the Parallels solutions to remain competitive in the industry and to better serve the SMB market in India. "With the partnership with Parallels, they can do that and can continue to drive efficiency accelerating growth through reinvestment," Eng added.


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