Our Story

Parallo’s emphasis on bringing together great people is filtered from the top. In the late 90s, the founders of Parallo worked together for an IT Service Provider in Auckland. Their paths have interwoven over the years from New Zealand to London and back again. During those years the trio led the way within the IT Services Provider market and brought award-winning Cloud Services to the New Zealand market.

In 2011 they took a stake in New Zealand’s market-leading VMware professional Services business – ViFX to start the Managed Services business unit, managing large complex VMware & Commvault environments, and in 2014, they added Azure support. In 2017 the business grew to the point where our founders brought out the original ViFX shareholders, re-branding to Parallo and continued to enjoy significant growth.  In September 2020, Parallo was purchased by rhipe, a leading distributor of licensing and cloud services, and in October 2021, Crayon, a Norwegian-based global leader in IT services and innovation acquired rhipe. Crayon is a Top 10 Global Microsoft Partner, an Azure Expert MSP, and an AWS partner. 

Now, Parallo is a team of more than 50 specialists in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore, and part of the almost 4,000-strong Crayon family, operating in 50+ countries. 

We’re focused

We’re focused

Our experience, expertise, quality of execution, and ease of doing business make the difference. Clients tell us they choose us because we are not one of the big IT generalist shops. We are highly focused, with deep specialist capability. We are not IT generalists, and we are OK to say no to opportunities that don’t leverage our core competencies, ensuring that when you do engage us, you are getting the best possible outcome.

We’re highly engaged

We’re highly engaged

We want to make a measurable difference to our clients’ businesses. We pride ourselves on the quality of the relationships we build with our clients because they bring a deeper level of insight and contribute significantly to the quality of the outcome. Our specialist consultants, project managers and engineers bring inspiration, fresh thinking and extensive experience.

We're highly strategic

We're highly strategic

We partner with world-leading technology providers. Together with the Parallo team’s deep insight, focus and expertise within the layers of these technologies, we enable innovative businesses to maximise their opportunities on the world stage. Parallo has been Azure specialists for half the platform’s life (created 2010) and is a Direct (Tier 1) CSP, Microsoft Gold Cloud Partner, Fast Track for Azure Partner and a member of the invite-only Azure Management Elite program. 

Living wage employer

Parallo became an accredited living wage employer in 2018. We believe that the minimum wage keeps people in poverty, and in many cases, makes it not worth working. If enough businesses sign up for this, we’ll reinforce the requirement for the ecosystem around our businesses to pay a minimum of the living wage, which makes a significant difference to low-income earners. If enough businesses sign up, there will be momentum to make it the norm, and we can positively impact the country as a whole.

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