Parallels hires hosting business executive away from Microsoft

Last week Parallels announced that John Zanni joined the company as its new Vice President of Alliances.

Zanni spent 16 years at Microsoft. His most recent position was as General Manager for Worldwide Consulting Services Software + Services Industry.
Zanni was responsible of the Microsoft offering through service providers for a wide number of products and initiatives, including:

  • Unmanged Hosting
  • Managed Hosting
  • MSOnline
  • Unified Communications
  • Subscription Computing
  • Live offerings though service providers

Parallels’ well-known strategy is to dominate the profitable hosting industry, and Zanni is probably one the most significant help that the company could get aboard.