CLOUD PARTNERS Cloud hosting provider Hostway (Booth 325) today announced the Application Packaging Standard (APS) integration of its IaaS FlexCloud Servers public-cloud hosting suite with Parallels, a hosting and cloud services enablement and cross-platform company.
Collaborative service delivery models are an emerging trend in the cloud marketplace as the technology community seeks efficient, cost-effective methods to best serve end users.
The Hostway-Parallels partnership lets service providers increase cloud revenue by bundling with existing products and services. For example, Parallels Automation partners now can use Hostways FlexCloud Servers APS integration to offer a turnkey IaaS public cloud service to customers resellers, systems integrators, ISVs, developers and more. In turn, channel partners can create SaaS offerings or bundle public cloud hosting with e-commerce applications, for example. Channel partners further can offer user-configurable firewalls and load balancing, IP address management, image cloning and snapshots, and more.
Hostways FlexCloud Servers offer features including automated failover of instances, fully redundant host, network and storage hardware and storage area networks.
FlexCloud Servers are just the first piece of a larger portfolio of cloud infrastructure and application products the Hostway plans to roll out through Parallels.