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Cloud Computing the Focus of Next Year’s Parallels Summit

On November 20, global leader in web hosting automation, virtualization and cloud enablement, Parallels, made the announcement that Melanie Posey will be giving the opening keynote address at the Parallels Summit 2010 in Miami Beach, Florida next year.  Posey, Research Director of IDC’s Web Hosting Services and Telecom Services Vertical Views programs, is scheduled to introduce “Profit from the Cloud”, which is the theme of the event, in addition to a special presentation on Public Clouds.  Her speech will be delivered on the morning of February 23, 2010, the second day of the three-day event.

Ms. Posey stated that with so much emphasis on cloud computing and its implications for those in the IT world, the Parallels Summit 2010 will serve as the ideal forum for tracking global trends and collaboration among some of the most important players in the industry.

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SoftLayer CEO Lance Crosby is also scheduled to join in what is becoming an impressive lineup of speakers.  He intends to specifically address questions posed by those in the industry in addition to providing insight into developing a high-growth hosting firm.  Attendees of the Parallels Summit can submit their questions to Crosby via email at

Mr. Crosby said the Parallels Summit is one of the most significant events to attend, stating that it provides access to the most qualified delegates in the hosting industry and often acts as the starting point for many important relationships.  Crosby noted that he is looking forward to an interactive session and encourages attendees to submit their questions early.

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Other speakers that have been confirmed for the Parallels Summit include Antonio Piraino, Senior Analyst of Managed Hosting and Cloud Infrastructure Services at Tier 1 Research, and Warren Adelman, CEO and President at  The Summit will also prominently feature Serguei Beloussov, Parallels Chairman and CEO, as well as Jack Zubarev, President of Parallels Service Provider Worldwide.

Microsoft and Verisign are among the platinum sponsors for the exclusive event, while Intel and Unison are gold sponsors.  Silver sponsors for the fifth annual Parallels Summit include AMD, e-pages, InterNex and Tucows.

The Parallels Summit 2010 will be hosted in the Fontainebleau community of Miami Beach from February 22-24.  Registration is free for all Parallels clients, partners, invited guests and other industry delegates.  An international conference, the event will provide a comprehensive blueprint of how the IT industry can leverage Parallels technology to deploy new cloud solutions, devise strategies to enhance and extend the market value of their services, and create new up-selling and cross-selling strategies that drive in increased revenues.

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About Parallels

Founded in 1999, Parallels is a global leader in automation and virtualization software technology.  Its solutions optimize computing for businesses, cloud service providers and consumers across all major hardware, operating systems, and virtualization platforms.  Parallels is one of the fastest growing companies in the IT field with more than 700 staff members throughout Asia, Europe and North America.

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