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LONDON, UK — December 11, 2009 — Cloud-enablement leader, Parallels, today announced the availability of Parallels Small Business Panel 10.1, which allows cloud services providers to offer IT-in-a-box solutions to small businesses, increasing revenue through business applications sales, and helping their small business customers transition to the cloud. Parallels Small Business Panel features a game-changing control panel designed for small businesses, offering simple wizards and productivity tools for collaboration, file sharing and business management. This makes self-service possible for all employees using the solution. Parallels Small Business Panel also introduces the Parallels Partner Marketplace, enabling cloud services providers to offer commercial applications to their small business customers in an easy-to-use storefront.

“Parallels is uniquely addressing the needs of small businesses and redefining the way control panels are used with the development of Parallels Small Business Panel. Over 80 cloud services providers are already launching the solution, so it’s clear that this is striking a chord with Parallels’ partners who are seeing the benefits for their small business customers,” explains Jack Zubarev, President, Service Provider Worldwide at Parallels. “Parallels continues to enable cloud services providers to move beyond basic hosting services and offer value-added applications and services.”

Parallels Small Business Panel 10.1 gives users an intuitive user interface designed to connect employees to the right applications, which can be installed with a single click with no need for special training or technical knowledge. Role-based access enables user organizations to restrict functionality as appropriate for their employees. In addition, Parallels Small Business Panel incorporates the functionality of additional Parallels solutions for free, including Parallels Sitebuilder and Parallels Power Pack.

“OVH sees Parallels Small Business Panel as an opportunity to address the needs of the under-served market of small businesses,” said Soushila Mookien, CEO of OVH. “We already serve a large community of small businesses and feel that this product will allow them and their employees to more fully utilize their server. This new panel will allow our customers to take advantage of built-in site building tools, open source applications and a simplified interface.”

The largest feature of Parallels Small Business Panel is Parallels Partner Marketplace, which launches with six commercial applications, including Symantec (desktop security), Interspire (email marketing & knowledge manager), Pinnacle Cart (shopping cart), LinuxMagic (Anti-Spam) and Keepit (online backup). Cloud services providers interested in cloud enablement can leverage Parallels Partner Marketplace, to participate in a revenue-sharing model that offers their small business customers the applications they need with minimal effort. The partner marketplace takes care of the ordering, licensing, billing and subscription management aspects.

Parallels Small Business Panel 10.1 is available in English, German, Japanese, Spanish, French, Chinese Simplified and Russian.

Further information on Parallels Small Business Panel’s new features and capabilities, as well as videos, screenshots and a demonstration of the new product are available at www.parallels.com/products/smallbusinesspanel.

As of today, Parallels Small Business Panel is available through Softlayer, Codero, Viux, Robson, Turnkey Internet, Servint, Layershift, ZipServers, KickAssVPS, CCF Consulting, ISOMEDIA, Blue Ridge Internet Works, Cartagon, OVH, Axarnet, Grupo Interdominios S.A, Redes Digitales de Telecomunicacion en Internet SL , AVANZAS, Ideamultiples, Interdominos, Netensia, Oxyd, Mailclub, PSW Group, Redestel and Trustinfo

About Parallels — Optimized Computing
Parallels is a worldwide leader in virtualization and automation software that optimizes computing for consumers, businesses, and cloud services providers across all major hardware, operating systems, and virtualization platforms. Founded in 1999, Parallels is a fast-growing company with more than 700 employees in North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, please visit www.parallels.com.

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