Microsoft is the world's leading PC software manufacturer. The company offers a broad range of products and services. Microsoft's product palette includes operating systems for PCs and networks, server software for client-server environments, applications programs and desktop applications for business users and private users, multi-media applications, Internet platforms and developer tools. Microsoft also offers online services, computer textbooks (MS Press) and input devices.
Parallels is one of the world's leading companies in the field of virtualisation and automation software. This rapidly growing company was founded in 1999 and now has around 900 employees in North America, Europe and Asia. In the field of software solutions for Internet service providers, Parallels is the market leader in Germany.
PlusServer installs the Parallels product "Plesk" onto its own servers. Plesk is an all-inclusive control panel offering the highest level of quality, reliable technology, a comprehensive range of functions and qualified support. It simplifies the management and administration of websites by automating numerous tasks.
T-Systems is Deutsche Telekom's business customer brand name. With around 56,500 employees, T-Systems is one of the few service providers worldwide offering single-source integrated ICT solutions. Customers can purchase these as "dynamic services", i.e. in accordance with their current needs. They can also lease software, hardware, computing power, disk space and telecommunications services directly from the network. This allows customers to respond quickly to the demands of the market. With T-Systems as a partner, companies can concentrate on their core businesses, optimise their processes and reduce their costs.
Level 3 is an international communications service provider and operator of one of the world's largest Internet backbones. The company offers a comprehensive range of services via its 120,000 km long fibre optic network, e.g. IP Internet Protocol-based services, broadband and infrastructure services, collocation, language services and voice-over IP. These services are the cornerstones that enable other carriers, cable network companies, mobile telephone operators, internet service providers and other major customers to meet the growing demand for highly-developed communications solutions.
Red Hat was established in 1993 and is the leading Linux and Open Source provider. Red Hat is also the world's most widely-acknowledged Linux brand. Red Hat provides global companies with technology and services, facilitated by the open source model. The solutions incorporate Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating platforms sold via a subscription model and a range of services, including consulting, 24x7 support and the Red Hat Network.