Parallels teams up with Flexiant to take on vCloud Director


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Flexiant, the British provider of cloud orchestration tools for telcos and other service providers, wants to push into the United States. Here’s something that could help it achieve that aim and more: the company has partnered up with Parallels, a global specialist in the service provider space, in a deal that should vastly extend Flexiant’s market reach.

The deal makes Parallels a global reseller of the Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator, it will introduce support for Parallels Cloud Server to the product, and it lets Parallels offer a full package for setting up infrastructure-as-a-service that is completely hypervisor-agnostic.

“They’ve got 10,000 customers in the service provider space,” Flexiant CEO George Knox told me, pointing out that most of Flexiant’s customers are Parallels virtualization customers too.

“We see this as a match made in heaven,” he continued. “… Parallels has never sold a multi-hypervisor product before; it’s always been based on their own…

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