PACI:A Cloud Service That Brings Small and Medium Businesses Together in the Sky

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Parallels, the hosting and Cloud Services Company, has launched Parallels Automation for Cloud Infrastructure (PACI). PACI is a scalable solution for service providers to deliver Cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) to small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs).

It is a complete and turn-key Cloud infrastructure solution and provides total hosting control – from provisioning and billing to self-service management and security. PACI is ready-to-deploy on any hardware platform. It allows IT professionals to create, scale and manage Cloud-hosted infrastructure, virtual datacenters and Software-as-a-service SaaS) applications. This is possible thanks to PACI’s integrated management panel.

“Parallels Automation for Cloud Infrastructure enables service providers to deliver a wide range of Cloud infrastructure services to meet the diverse needs of SMBs,” says Birger Steen, CEO of Parallels. “Helping the thousands of Parallels’ service provider partners profitably capitalize on the exploding market of Cloud IaaS was our main goal, and I’m pleased with the feedback we are getting from the early adopters.”

PACI offers the powerful capabilities to immediately launch Cloud infrastructure services and generate revenue. It is flexible to select virtualization technologies with Parallels Server Bare Metal (PSBM) or third party virtualization technologies. PACI is based on a modular architecture that gives service providers a choice to deploy the complete solution or select components that can be integrated with existing solutions. For example, service providers could use PACI’s billing service or online store, or integrate PACI with their existing billing solutions, e-commerce platforms and other services.

Parallels Automation for Cloud Infrastructure offers a depth of capabilities. These include elastic scalability, plus use-based pricing, a simple user interface, self-service provisioning and administration and access to an ecosystem of complimentary infrastructure services.

Parallels Automation for Cloud Infrastructure provides the key features and functionality that enables us to deliver the widest range of hosted services – from virtualization storefronts to in-demand Cloud applications,” says Jason Frisch, CEO of Tsukaeru, a full-service hosting firm that has implemented PACI in their data center. “It helps us stay ahead of the competition and compete more effectively and profitably in the Cloud.”

The launching of PACI coincides with Parallels APAC Summit, an annual gathering of the leading hosting and Cloud industry players, being held in Singapore through September 25, 2011.

Parallels provides Hosting and Cloud service enablement and desktop virtualization Worldwide. It was founded in 1999 more than 800 employees in North America, Europe, and Asia.