Hostway Introduces Turnkey Cloud Solution

Cloud hosting provider Hostway Corporation announced a hosted IaaS program that enables smaller resellers to sell, provision, bill and manage their own private-labeled cloud compute with no internal infrastructure, easy web store development, and nominal upfront costs. Companies retain full control over branding, pricing and the customer experience from onboarding through support.

The new reseller platform integrates Hostway's FlexCloud Servers™ public cloud hosting service with Hostway-hosted Parallels Automation software for delivering and managing cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service. The program is open to any reseller inside or outside the Parallels ecosystem, allowing small and mid-sized VARs, MSPs and consultancies to participate with no investment except SSL certificate and domain registration.

The package includes a brandable reseller storefront -- provided through the Parallels Automation interface -- for self-serve provisioning of compute, memory and storage. Other benefits include on-demand scalability and pay-as-you-go wholesale rates provided by the FlexCloud Servers platform, fully customizable retail pricing, managed as well as self-serve provisioning options, and a tiered discount structure that increases resellers' discount as sales rise. Resellers can seamlessly bundle their software applications, professional services or managed service offerings with the cloud solution.

The new platform -- announced at the Parallels Summit 2014 that opened yesterday in New Orleans -- expands a syndicated Hostway /Parallels public cloud reseller program introduced last year for larger service providers who have deployed Parallels Automation software in-house.

"Until now, local resellers and consultants who wanted to move customers to the cloud typically have had to turn them up on one of the large public cloud providers. That meant they could not easily brand their solutions, were unable to completely integrate their own applications or other services, and lost critical monthly recurring revenue opportunities as well as the tight customer relationship," said Todd Benjamin, Hostway Vice President of Hosted Services. "Our new hosted reseller platform solves these...

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