SWsoft Delivers Enhanced Solution To Asian Hosting Market

September 19, 2001
For Immediate Release

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Singapore - September 19, 2001 - SWsoft, an advanced server technology company, today announced that hosting service providers (HSPs) can find path to profitability with HSPcomplete, a hosting solution that provides a ready to run hosting business out-of-the-box (or that automates the entire hosting business). Our value proposition takes into account the growing concerns among hosting service providers that need to increase revenue, cut costs and add new customers if they want to survive in an increasingly competitive environment. For this reason, SWsoft is offering a complete solution, based on Virtuozzo's technology, that simplifies and automates the hosting business by providing HSPs with a scalable, manageable and efficient infrastructure. The solution is offered on Dell's Intel-based PowerEdge™ 8450 server. Summit Strategies predicts the total hosting market will grow from $1 billion in 1999 to between $14 billion and $19 billion in 2003, while IDC expects shared and dedicated hosting revenues in Asia Pacific to grow from nearly $1.75 billion in 2001 to approximately $4 billion by 2002.

"Despite the glowing predictions and successes of the hosting industry, data centers are still looking for underlying hosting infrastructures that increase profitability while growing their customer base and decreasing ongoing operational costs," said Serguei Beloussov, founder and chief executive officer of SWsoft. "We have chosen a high-performance infrastructure from Dell and Intel, and we expect our solution to offer competitive business opportunities to the Asian hosting market. Hosting service providers can manage hundreds of customers with their own full-featured virtual private servers (Virtual Environments) sharing a single physical server at a lower cost than other options."

"An increasing number of customers around the world, including SWsoft, are leveraging the advantages of industry-standard technology to meet their enterprise infrastructure needs," said Amit Midha, director of marketing and business development at Dell Asia Pacific. "SWsoft has found Dell PowerEdge servers offer them the performance, reliability, availability and scalability for their hosting solutions."

"The Pentium III Xeon processor delivers the performance, scalability and availability that leading hosting service providers are demanding today," said Lai Yit Loong, Singapore Country Manager for Intel Technology Asia.

"With a remarkable backbone infrastructure combining HSPcomplete, Dell PowerEdge™ servers and Pentium® III Xeon™ processors for ultimate scalability, hosting service providers can offer a cost-effective service from shared Web hosting to cluster configurations," said Alex Goncharvov, deputy director of business development, SWsoft.

For more information on SWsoft, please contact the company at info@sw-soft.com or +65 220 0306 ext 137.

About SWsoft Pte Ltd
SWsoft is an advanced server and networking software technology company that develops highly-scalable operating environments for standard Intel-compatible servers that rival those found on high-end mainframes. SWsoft provides end-to-end solutions and services for hosting service providers such as Internet data centers, application service providers, managed hosting providers and hosting providers. SWsoft's products deliver powerful, comprehensive solutions that can help data centers automate management and accelerate operations to the speed of the network.

Virtuozzo™ is the world's most advanced and robust virtualization and high-availability solution, bringing mainframe capabilities to standard Intel-compatible servers. Virtuozzo™ delivers multi-tenancy, clustering and advanced resource management. With Virtuozzo™ IT departments and solution providers can deliver mission-critical services coupled with true fault isolation, performance isolation, address and security isolation, functional isolation and application heterogeneity. HSPcomplete is a unified solution for service providers based on the market-leading Virtuozzo™ technology. Using HSPcomplete service providers can easily automate resource and network management, automate service provisioning and billing, increase service options, and increase revenues by automating the direct and reseller sales.

xLswitch is a sophisticated traffic, bandwidth and content management software designed to give service providers fine-tuned control over bandwidth utilization, providing a flexible traffic and content switching platform. xLswitch enables multiple servers on the LAN to act as a unified high-performance, highly available system. Combine with HSPcomplete and Virtuozzo™, xLswitch enables enterprises to provide scalable, highly available hosting services. The xLswitch-HSPcomplete solution provides fail-over and load balancing services of your customer VEs, reseller VEs and your hosting management operations.

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