OTTAWA, CANADA – November 15, 2012 – Northforge Innovations, a provider of expert software consulting and development services, is pleased to announce it has been certified as an official Parallels APS (Application Packaging Standard) system integrator. Parallels is a leader in cloud services enablement with best-in-class service delivery systems, go-to-market expertise, and the world’s largest ecosystem of business applications for small and medium businesses.
With this certification Northforge is now able to offer custom cloud development and consulting services that are based on the common Application Packaging Standard (APS), thereby enabling their independent software vender (ISV) customers to package their cloud applications for distribution on Parallels Automation. Parallels Automation has been deployed at over two hundred world class Service Providers making it the most widely used service delivery system in the world. Northforge customers gain access to these service providers by having to develop just one package per application, substantially reducing the cost and time to reach millions of new SMB customers in the cloud.
“This certification is a real step forward for Northforge as we can now develop custom applications that are based on this common standard and can easily be plugged into the cloud infrastructure of any hosting/telecommunications provider that uses the Parallels Platform,” said Guy Pinsonneault, Vice President of Software Engineering and Innovation at Northforge. “This opens up a wealth of new opportunities for Northforge and our customers.”
“Northforge has an established track record of delivering innovative solutions for customers in the cloud and they are a great addition to our partner program,” said John Zanni, Vice President of Marketing and Alliance for Parallels. “We are pleased to have Northforge as our latest certified APS Packaging Partner making it easy for Service Providers to offer a broad range of cloud services.”
About Northforge Innovations: Northforge Innovations, formerly MapleWorks Technology Inc., has established itself as a top-tier firm that specializes in expert software development consulting services and customizable network management software products for developers of network communication products. Since 2004 it has helped more than 50 customers develop hundreds of products that enable the convergence of voice, video, and data. For more information, please visit www.gonorthforge.com
About Parallels: Parallels is a worldwide leader in virtualization and automation software that optimizes computing for consumers, businesses, and service providers across all major hardware, operating system, and virtualization platforms. Founded in 1999, Parallels is a fast-growing company with 950 employees in North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information please visit www.parallels.com