(The Hosting News) – Parallels today announced the finalists in its second Annual Partner Awards. Winners will be revealed at the Parallels Summit 2011, February 23-24 in Orlando, Florida.
The Parallels Partner Awards recognize and celebrate partners that have achieved outstanding success using Parallels products, solutions and services throughout the year to increase customers’ sales and revenue.
As SMBs move to the Cloud in droves, it is essential that companies drive efficiency to accelerate growth, become a full service provider to grow profitability and reduce churn and partner with established companies with differentiating skill-set.
“The Parallels Partner Awards are the flagship industry awards for hosters and service providers,” said Jack Zubarev, President of Marketing and Alliances at Parallels. “These awards recognize companies that have not only achieved significant results for the year but have positioned themselves well for the future by using Parallels products to launching new and innovative Cloud services that increase customers’ sales and revenue.”
This year there are seven award categories that reflect the global market and product areas of Parallels. Categories and finalists are:
- 1. New Partner of the Year – A first year Parallels partner that achieves strong revenue growth and is particularly innovative in using Parallels products.
Finalists: Altaway Technologies, Inc
- 2. Excellence in Innovation – The most innovative partner in delivering services, marketing its business and being technically creative.
- Excellence in Shared Web Hosting Services and Parallels Plesk Panel – The Parallels partner that is successful and creative in delivering shared web-hosting services while being dedicated to Parallels Plesk Panel.
Pacificnet Hosting Limited
Zhongziyuan (ZZY) Network Services Co., Ltd.
- Excellence in Messaging & Collaboration Services and Parallels Automation – The Parallels partner that is successful and creative in delivering messaging and collaboration services while being dedicated to Parallels Automation.
RISC Group IT Solutions Ltd
- 5. Excellence in Virtualized Infrastructure Services and Virtualization – The Parallels partner that is successful and creative in delivering virtualized infrastructure services while being dedicated to Parallels Virtualization.
Finalists: OTSUKA CORPORATION
Web24 Group Pty Ltd
- 6. Emerging Region Partner of the Year – The partner that has strong year-on-year sales growth, a growing customer base, and a strong commitment to Parallels products in Latin America, Middle East, Africa or developing countries in Asia.
Finalists: Active Technologies
- President’s Award – The partner that has distinguished themselves amongst the Parallels partner community by successfully delivering high sales growth, customer satisfaction, innovation, adding new customers, and creating significant business impact.
(mt) Media Temple, Inc.
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