IBS Group: IBS IT Services and Parallels to Develop Cloud Solution
Mar 19, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
IBS Group, a software development and IT services provider in Central and, announced that IBS IT Services, a member of IBS Group, and Parallels, Inc. have signed an agreement to develop and promote a cloud solution for corporate virtual desktop infrastructures.
In a release, IBS noted that the companies will invest USD1.2m in the project and ensure certification of the developed solution for local use. The project is expected to take two years.
In cooperation with IBS IT Services, Parallels will improve the existing virtualisation platform based on its Parallels Virtuozzo Containers (Windows) and Parallels Virtual Automation products. Additionally, a new component named Parallels Connection Broker will be developed.
"The new component will enable us to offer a seamless and complete solution for building virtual desktop infrastructures based on software provided by one vendor, which ensures higher reliability. Besides, according to IBS and Parallels' estimates, it will cut the deployment time at least by half compared to traditional integration projects and reduce the roll-out costs by 40 to 50 percent," said Sergey Matsotsky, Senior Vice President of IBS Group.
According to the agreement, IBS Group's contribution to the product development will include formulation of design specifications for the components and investment in software engineering. After the development phase is completed, IBS Group will liaise with Russian authorities to have the product certified, so that both business entities and governmental agencies will be able to use the solution.
IBS Group will promote the solution in Russia, while Parallels plans to offer it internationally.
"Private clouds are not exactly a traditional market for Parallels. The company is still focused on products meant for hosting providers and telecom operators, but simultaneously we seek application for technologies we create in adjacent areas," said Birger Steen, CEO of Parallels. "The Parallels Virtuozzo Containers platform doubles or triples virtual environments' density per server compared to hypervisors. This makes it an ideal solution for large and super large organisations that contemplate a roll-out. However, we also see opportunities for application of the solution in Hosted VDI projects using clouds of hosting providers and telecom operators."
IBS Group is a software development and IT services provider in Central and Eastern Europe.
Parallels is a provider of hosting and cloud service enablement and desktop virtualization.
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