Singapore's second-largest ICT services provider StarHub has partnered with US-based provider of cloud service delivery platform Parallels to further expand the telco's cloud services offerings in Singapore.

Going by the partnership agreement, StarHub will deploy Parallels Automation for rapid cloud services delivery.

Targeting at telcos, hosters and IT distributors, Parallels Automation's unified automatic provisioning of cloud services will help automate and simplify cloud service delivery. Through multiple sales channels, the solution speeds up the creation and delivery of unique cloud services bundles.

StarHub to expand SMB market

The deployment of Parallels Automation is part of StarHub's strategy to further strengthen its cloud delivery leadership and business expansion in Singapore, as well as to meet the increasing cloud demand from its SMB customers.

"Our customers are looking to leveraging products in the cloud, such as Microsoft Office 365, and they want to be able to use the services quickly," said Sebastian Tan, vice president of managed services & solutions at StarHub.

"Our partnership with Parallels not only enables us to deliver our service efficiently in terms of provisioning and billing, but also allows us to effectively provide other value-added StarHub's enterprise cloud services."

According to Pavel Ershov, vice president of service providers business at Parallels Apac, the deployment of the Parallels Automation cloud service platform will enable its partners like StarHub to deliver hundreds of cloud services applications.