SOURCE: Absolute Performance

May 19, 2008 07:27 ET

Absolute Performance and Parallels Partner to Extend Managed Services and Hosting Providers Reach Into SaaS Market

BOULDER, CO--(Marketwire - May 19, 2008) - Absolute Performance announced at today's Parallels 2008 Summit it is expanding the partnership with virtualization and hosting automation company Parallels to better enable managed services and hosting providers to achieve a strategic foothold in the rapidly expanding SaaS and On Demand marketplace. The announcement centers around extending Absolute Performance's application performance management SaaS software and services to work more closely with Parallels' virtualization and data center automation products.

Partners since 2007, the announcement covers three areas; Absolute Performance is expanding support for Parallels Virtuozzo Containers within the SaaS delivered System Shepherd® application performance management software. Next, Absolute Performance is announcing its support for the Application Packaging Standard and will add support for APS applications. The two companies will also continue to collaborate on future integration initiatives to bring deeper application performance management capabilities to virtualized SaaS and On Demand applications and hosted environments.

"Extending System Shepherd to support Parallels Virtuozzo Containers and APS applications means our partners and customers have the comprehensive performance management capabilities and end user experience validation required for virtualized SaaS environments," said Jerry Champlin, Absolute Performance CEO. "Parallels is the closest thing to a standard within the hosting environment and Absolute Performance is excited to take our partnership to this next level."

"We are very pleased to see our partnership with Absolute Performance expand to support our exciting direction in SaaS," said Serguei Beloussov, CEO of Parallels. "Application performance management and virtualization are vital to our SaaS and hosting customers, and we are very pleased Absolute is joining us in supporting the Application Packaging Standard."

Additional information about Absolute Performance and Parallel products and services can be found at the respective company websites. Additional information about the Application Packaging Standard is available at http://www.apsstandard.com.

About Absolute Performance

Absolute Performance is the industry leader in On Demand performance management solutions to SaaS software companies, content providers and infrastructure partners who must provide high business availability, deliver a proven customer experience, and operate their On Demand company with up-to-the minute business intelligence. Absolute's patented and industry leading System Shepherd®, WebWalk™ and StressWalk™ deliver the deepest instrumentation into SaaS software applications, infrastructure software, databases, servers and virtualization software. Absolute's rebrandable SLA portal brings a consolidated view of SaaS performance, customer experience and business operational metrics. Absolute Performance SaaS solutions are available through a direct sales force and channel partners.

For information, contact Absolute Performance at 303-443-7000 or visit http://www.absolute-performance.com.