CloudFlare and Parallels to Bring Website Performance and Security to Millions of SMBs
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Dec 04, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
CloudFlare, the web performance and security company, and Parallels,
a worldwide leader in hosting and cloud service enablement, announced
that service providers using Parallels software can now easily
activate and resell CloudFlare's services.
"Moving to the cloud allows a business to get cost-effective access
to enterprise functionality," said John Zanni, Parallels VP Marketing
and Alliances. "We are very happy to see CloudFlare joining the
ecosystem of APS Certified applications to bring enterprise-level
website performance and security to every website online."
"As a result of our partnership with Parallels, we have been able to
bring a number of innovative solutions to our customers," said Celal
Ulgen, Chief Marketing Officer at SoftCom, parent company to the
popular myhosting.com. "Now that CloudFlare is available in Parallels
Automation, we will have another service to further improve our
On average, a website on CloudFlare loads twice as fast, uses 60
percent less bandwidth and is more secure. Hosting providers offering
CloudFlare benefit from an additional source of revenue, reduced
server load, bandwidth savings and robust denial of service (DDoS)
"CloudFlare is so much more than just a content delivery network; the
service optimizes web traffic, protects against online attacks, and
provides real-time statistics," said Marco Houwen, CEO and co-founder
of LuxCloud. "We are thrilled to be adding CloudFlare to our
marketplace so that our partners can offer enhanced performance and
increased security to their customers."
"The new Parallels Plesk Panel plugin is a great addition that allows
for quick and easy deployment of CloudFlare on our shared web
hosting, virtual and dedicated servers," said Gerardo Altman, CEO of
Velocity Host. "CloudFlare allows us to get more out of every server
and network connection in our cloud."
CloudFlare has grown exponentially over the last year. Today, more
than 670 million web surfers enjoy a faster and safer Internet
experience each month. Partnering with Parallels expands the global
reach of CloudFlare's performance and security.
"We are thrilled to work with Parallels and bring website performance
and security to their global customer base who serve more than 10
million SMBs in 130 countries," said Matthew Prince, co-founder and
CEO of CloudFlare. "This integration enables SMBs to make more money
and reduce operating costs."
For additional information, visit www.cloudflare.com/parallels.
CloudFlare, Inc. (www.cloudflare.com / @cloudflare)
makes sites twice as fast, protects them from attacks, ensures they
are always online, and makes it simple to add web apps with a single
click. CloudFlare supercharges websites regardless of size or
platform with no need to add hardware, install software, or change a
line of code. The CloudFlare community gets stronger as it grows;
every new site makes the network smarter. Thanks to our awesome sauce
technology, every month hundreds of millions of people experience a
faster, safer, better Internet. CloudFlare is recognized by the World
Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer, was named the 2012 Most
Innovative Network & Internet Technology Company of the Year by the
Wall Street Journal as well as ranked among the world's 50 most
innovative companies of 2012 by Fast Company. CloudFlare is based in
San Francisco, California, USA.
Parallels is a global leader in hosting and cloud
services enablement and desktop virtualization. Founded in 1999,
Parallels is a fast-growing company with more than 900 employees in
North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit
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