Total hosting control, from provisioning and billing to self-service management and security
Parallels, a provider of hosting and cloud services, has launched Parallels Automation for Cloud Infrastructure (PACI), a fully-scalable offering for service providers to deliver cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) to small and medium businesses (SMBs).
The ready-to-deploy cloud infrastructure offering provides total hosting control, from provisioning and billing to self-service management and security, said the company.
PACI also provides an integrated management panel that enables IT professionals to create, scale and manage cloud-hosted infrastructure, virtual data centres and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications.
Based on a modular architecture, the new platform provides service providers a choice to deploy the complete offering or select components which can be integrated with existing offerings.
Parallels CEO Birger Steen said PACI enables service providers to deliver a wide range of Cloud infrastructure services to meet the diverse needs of SMBs.
"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," Steen said.
PACI offers elastic scalability, plus use-based pricing; a simple user interface with access to APIs; and self-service provisioning and administration.
It provides access to an ecosystem of complimentary infrastructure services, such as CloudFlare for fully-managed content delivery network (CDN) capabilities, and Scality for cloud storage management.
World-Class, Flexible Virtualization for Cloud Infrastructure with Parallels Server Bare Metal
The new version of Parallels Server Bare Metal (PSBM 5.0) is fully integrated with PACI, combining Parallels Virtuozzo Containers together with hypervisor technology to give service providers maximum server density plus the flexibility to select their virtualisation technology for building and managing their cloud infrastructure.
PSBM 5.0 also includes the latest release of Parallels Virtuozzo Containers for Linux (PVCfL v4.7), a Red Hat Linux 6 kernel high-density virtualisation technology, which delivers maximum performance and cost efficiency, says the company.