Hosting and cloud services provider Parallels recently appointed a platinum partner in Singapore.
Vodien Internet Solutions, a Web hosting provider in Asia, will help Seattle, US-based Parallels penetrate the growing market for cloud services in the Asia Pacific region.
According to Parallels' Asia Pacific SMB Cloud Insights report, the market for cloud services for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in the region is worth US$7.6 billion in 2012. By 2015, Parallels estimated that the market will grow to US$19.8 billion for a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 38 percent. The report added that SMBs in the region have a "high willingness" to adopt cloud services instead of building in-house solutions.
Parallels's regional vice president and general manager for Asia Pacific, David Dzienciol, expressed confidence that Vodien can help them do the job, with Parallel's support.
"As one of the fastest Web hosting companies in Singapore, Vodien is leveraging its expertise to meet SMBs' demand for cloud services," said Dzienciol. "Parallels enables Vodien to remain competitive in the industry with solutions that can help SMBs increase profit and reduce churn."
With their ears to the ground, Vodien understands what the SMB market needs, and this market knowledge is helping them identify which technology solutions out there are ripe for the market.
"Businesses that are going online require fast and reliable connectivity solutions that are easy to manage, so that they can remain focused on their core business. At the same time, they are looking to better run their business- critical applications," said Au Yong Tien Chee, senior systems manager, Vodien. "With Parallels Virtuozzo Containers (PVC), our customers have been able to benefit from the most profitable, manageable and widest range of virtualisation offerings."
Parallels recently recognised Vodien's efforts to bring to the market services that their clients need. For this, Vodien was a finalist in the Outstanding Solution for the SMB category at the Parallels' Second Annual Asia Pacific Partner Awards held in Singapore last month.
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