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Parallels simplifies IT for Australian SMBs

Anuradha Shukla | Feb. 20, 2012
Deployed by Australian Web service provider UberGlobal to deliver new cloud services.

Hosting and cloud services enablement specialist Parallels is simplifying IT for Australian small to medium businesses (SMBs) by providing Parallels Automation software to Web service provider UberGlobal.

This software will allow UberGlobal to rapidly deliver a range of new cloud services, including Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Software- as-a-Service (SaaS) for SMBs, government organisations and enterprises in the Australian market.

UberGlobal is Australia's third largest Web service provider. The company's chief executive officer Michael McGoogan finds the partnership with Parallels a natural fit because its software helps them to easily provide its business customers with a range of hosted software services in a competitive cloud services market.

"We pride ourselves on simplifying IT and making it accessible for customers," said McGoogan. "Despite the competitive nature of this market, we expect this technology investment will drive the profitable growth in our customer base significantly."

Increased demand of cloud

Founded in 1999, Parallels is a global specialist in hosting and cloud service enablement and desktop virtualisation.

According to the company's report 'Parallels SMB Cloud Insights, the market opportunity to serve Australian SMBs with cloud services is currently US$516 million in 2011 and growing.

"UberGlobal's decision to deploy Parallels Automation comes at a time when the demand for cloud services is increasing significantly," said Zanni. "With this expanded partnership, we expect UberGlobal will accelerate its own growth and realise the full potential of the SMB cloud services market."

Last week, UberGlobal received the inaugural Parallels Cloud Leadership Award at the Parallels Summit 2012 in Orlando, Florida, US.

"We are honoured to receive this award, and are very optimistic about our future, given that we're now operating with a large portfolio of Parallels products," said McGoogan, CEO of UberGlobal. "Along with our partnership with Ingram Micro, this has put us in good stead to continue on our path of rapid growth in 2012. We've spent the last two years working on a platform to support our SMEs, and are excited to see this investment come to fruition over the next year."


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