The company has released three new products and services, including a new version of Plesk.
Plesk 11 is billed as "the most complete panel solution for web hosting" and includes a mobile management client, business intelligence (for providers), and integration with Microsoft WebMatrix, business metrics, WebStar and SEO indicators "to help SMBs maximise their web presence and social media effectiveness."
Parallels Automation for Hosted PBX allows hosting companies to offer PBX services using in-house BroadWorks implementations or wholesale services from Apptix, Alteva and Sipcom.
Parallels Plesk Automation provides hosting providers with a way to scale their business through centralised management of customers and servers.
Page 2: Microsoft partnership; growing support for APS.
Parallels officials also noted the growing support for the Application Packaging Standard (APS), while makes it easy for hosting providers to offer additional applications and services from other companies to their user base.
Examples of such applications and services include BroadSoft BroadWorks, Google Apps for Business, McAfee Security-as-a-Service, Microsoft cloud services including Office 365, MozyPro, Symantec.cloud, and VMware Zimbra.
Venture capital fund Runa Capital and Parallels have announced a cooperative investment program "to stimulate and support the development of next-generation cloud and other hosted applications and services" by co-investing in vendors who certify and package their software as APS compliant.