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ProServe Delivers SaaS-based Online Backup with Parallels

Cliff Boodoosingh on June 27, 2008
RENTON, Wash., June 26 2008 – Parallels today announced that ProServe, a leading Internet Service Provider (ISP) in the Netherlands, has selected Parallels Virtuozzo Containers 4.0 to deliver a cost-efficient and scalable Online Backup solution via a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model.

Parallels Virtuozzo Containers provides the virtualization technology for ProServe’s Virtual Online Backup Server (VOBS) offering. By using Parallels Virtuozzo Containers, ProServe is able to quickly deliver an on-line backup solution with the necessary performance, cost-efficiency, scalability and isolation required for their VOBS offered in a SaaS delivery model.

SaaS provides end users with the ability to use software applications without the upfront investment in hardware and licensing and without the ongoing maintenance issues associated with maintaining a 24x7 service. Parallels virtualization and automation solutions enable service providers and ISVs to deliver web applications, multi-tenant applications, and traditional single instance applications without significant integration or development.

"Parallels Virtuozzo Containers 4.0 combined with our automation software provides the ideal platform for companies like ProServe that are looking to capitalize on the SaaS opportunity," said Soeren von Varchmin, vice president SaaS and service providers international, Parallels. "ProServe’s VOBS solution is another example of how our SaaS enablement technologies are driving real business results for service providers and their customers."

ProServe’s VOBS offering is flexible, with many software capabilities and services. It features backup storage from 1GB up to 250GB, flexible backup schedules from days, weeks, months and years and can be supported with modules for Microsoft Exchange/SQL, Lotus Domino, Oracle, MySQL and others. The SaaS feature enables a new virtual container to be created by an end user in a matter of one command line and less than five minutes time.

“Parallels Virtuozzo Containers clearly delivered the performance and isolation we needed,” said Gerben van der Veen, ProServe Director, “The product has doubled our confidence of no interaction between users’ backup tasks, and gives us twice the performance of any other approach.“

Parallels Virtuozzo Containers is the world's leading operating system (OS) virtualization solution. On a single physical server and single OS installation, it enables users to run simultaneous workloads in multiple, isolated execution environments called “containers”. Compared to other virtualization technologies, Parallels Virtuozzo Containers offers the highest levels of density, performance and manageability.

About ProServe
ProServe, founded in 2000, is one of the top 5 ISPs in the Netherlands offering business and residential customers a wide range of services includes bandwidth, co-location space, dedicated servers, storage, backup services, consultancy and hardware. For more information, visit

About Parallels - Optimized Computing
Parallels is a worldwide leader in virtualization and automation software that optimizes computing for consumers, businesses, and service providers across all major hardware, operating systems, and virtualization platforms. Founded in 1999, Parallels is a fast-growing company with 900 employees in North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, please visit

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