* SWsoft veröffentlicht Sprecher und Sponsoren des Global Hosting Summit 2007

April 9, 2007

Event Extended Beyond Official Partners to Include all Hosting Professionals

HERNDON, Va., April 9, 2007 – Software-as-a-service (SaaS), virtualized hosting, OPEN FUSION and automation futures are among the topics to be featured at the SWsoft 2007 Global Hosting Summit, May 7-9 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Reston, Va. Sponsors for this year’s event represent many of the world’s leading technology companies, including Microsoft, AMD, Intel, Novell and IBM.

Agenda Highlights
The 2007 Summit begins with an evening reception on Monday, May 7, and will conclude on Wednesday, May 9 at 4 p.m. Featured speakers include:

  • Serguei Beloussov, CEO of SWsoft, will describe the state of the hosting industry and trends, including SaaS, based on SWsoft’s unique industry perspective and global customer base.
  • Melanie Posey, analyst for IDC, will provide expert analysis of the hosting industry and trends.
  • John Zanni, director of Worldwide Hosting, Microsoft, will present new opportunities for web hosters who are looking to offer services on the Windows Server Platform. He will also discuss SaaS and Microsoft Live.
  • Isabel Wang, industry consultant, and David Snead, attorney, will discuss industry trends and how to identify and isolate legal risks that may arise as business models develop.
  • Hillary Stiff, principal, Cheval Capital, will discuss the value of hosting from an investor perspective by looking at recent deals and transactions.
  • Top-level executives from AMD, Intel, Novell, IBM, OpenXchange, Sedo, Comodo and VeriSign will present solutions to make hosting more efficient and profitable.
  • Innovative smaller companies will deliver rapid-fire pitches on interesting technology developments.

"We’ve put together an agenda that includes more networking and training, as well as sessions that highlight new business opportunities for hosting providers, such as virtualization and SaaS," said Kurt Daniel, vice president of marketing and alliances, SWsoft. "The Summit is fast-becoming one of the premier events in the hosting industry and interest in this year’s event is high among our growing global ecosystem of partners and beyond."

A detailed agenda of planned sessions and activities is available at www.swsoft.com/summit/agenda.

Register, Reserve Hotel by April 15
SWsoft expects more than 300 attendees representing over 20 countries to attend. Space is limited and registration and hotel accommodations are subject to availability. To register or become a sponsor, visit www.swsoft.com/summit.

OPEN FUSION is an SWsoft technology initiative to improve integration among a wide range of systems, third-party applications and modules, and custom and in-house solutions. The OPEN FUSION platform enables optimized delivery of SaaS and traditional hosting services to help ISVs and service providers take full advantage of new opportunities in the market.

About SWsoft
SWsoft is a global leader in server virtualization and automation software. More than 10,000 customers rely on the proven performance and management capabilities of SWsoft products to optimize their IT infrastructures. Founded in 1999, the company has offices located throughout North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, call 703-815-5670 or visit www.swsoft.com.

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