Platform Lowers the Cost of Ownership for Automating Microsoft Datacenters
HERNDON, Va., April 3, 2007 - In response to growing demand from service providers and enterprises with Microsoft Datacenters, SWsoft today announced a new version of its PEM automation platform for native Windows environments.
PEM delivers a mechanized hosting platform that reduces operational costs by as much as five dollars a month per customer by allowing service providers to fully automate services. PEM achieves this by integrating a web storefront, provisioning workflow, domain registration, payment gateways, service plan management, reseller functionality and customer control panels.
PEM for Windows enables businesses that operate in a 100% Microsoft environment to lower their total cost of ownership by offering an SWsoft automation solution without introducing a Linux server into their datacenter. The solution makes it easier for service providers to launch and manage Windows services, including Windows-based Web hosting offers, Windows-based virtualization solutions, Hosted Microsoft Exchange and Hosted Windows SharePoint Services.
"The new PEM solution makes it more cost-effective to deliver carrier-class billing and automation services to hosting providers who operate in a Windows-only environment," said Serguei Beloussov, CEO of SWsoft. "PEM's customizable framework draws on the expertise of SWsoft's OPEN FUSION initiative to deliver modern hosting technologies that can be integrated with both SWsoft and non-SWsoft services on any platform."
"By making its PEM solution available on the Windows platform, SWsoft is responding to the needs of many large service providers and enterprises that operate Microsoft-centric datacenters utilizing Microsoft technology," said John Zanni, director of Worldwide Hosting at Microsoft Corp. "We are excited to work with SWsoft to bring the benefits of the PEM solution and the Microsoft platform to more customers."
The new version of PEM is built on top of Microsoft Windows Server platform technologies, including the Microsoft Solution for Hosted Messaging and Collaboration, Active Directory, Internet Information Services, Microsoft Domain Name System and Microsoft SQL Server.
Availability and Pricing
PEM for Windows is available now from SWsoft. Pricing is based on the number of services offered and the amount of customization required, and has not changed as a result of the new platform support.
SWsoft PEM is a customizable data center automation solution that allows service providers to more efficiently manage their infrastructure. With PEM's modular design and flexible architecture, a system can expand to include new services and scale to several millions of customers.
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 software-as-a-service (SaaS) and traditional hosting services to help ISVs and service providers take full advantage of new opportunities in the market.
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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