SWsoft Releases Enterprise Control Center, Bringing Utility-Based Computing to the Corporate Datacenter

November 26, 2002
Latest Addition to HSPcomplete™ Hosting Automation System Allows Businesses to Remotely Manage Resources within Virtual Private Servers in a Compute-On-Demand Environment

S. San Francisco, Calif., November 26, 2002 – SWsoft, Inc., leader in hosting automation and enterprise server software (www.sw-soft.com), today announced the release of the Enterprise Control Center, enabling hosting service providers (HSPs) to offer advanced utility-like computing services to network administrators in mid-to-large businesses. Creation of virtual private servers (VPS) on dedicated hardware, remote management of servers in a highly-secure “virtual datacenter” and other enterprise services are sold to businesses of any size through hosting service providers (HSPs) that use the HSPcomplete™ hosting automation system.

The Enterprise Control Center (ECC) is the latest addition to the HSPcomplete full business lifecycle hosting automation solution, enabling hosting providers to sell access to a single dedicated open-architecture Intel-based server or several dedicated servers. Used with OS virtualization technology Virtuozzo, ECC can manage, start, stop, create, and destroy mainframe-like partitions, called Virtual Environments (VE), on each of the dedicated servers. The ECC flexibly allows businesses the unique ability to access and pay for only the computing resources and applications that they need, when they need it.

“The ECC brings the rich Web browser-based tools of HSPcomplete to the business datacenter – usage accounting, delegated authority, tiered control panels, instantaneous application and OS deployment and migration of live OS and application systems to different physical servers,” said Craig Oda, VP, business development, SWsoft, Inc. “This is enterprise datacenter software made available to smaller businesses such as 20-person network consulting firms or graphic design houses.”

Small and mid-sized business (SMBs) such as NY-based systems integrator, F1 Consulting, are using the Enterprise Control Center to manage hundreds of Virtuozzo-powered Virtual Private Servers (VPS) housing their Web and mail servers, in addition to a range of custom application servers. “ECC allows me to manage my virtual server farm remotely through a Web browser and I never have to go to the datacenter,” said F1 Consulting CEO Roger Lee. “I can instantly create my own partitions with dedicated server functionality and pay for only what I use.”
“I can’t afford a hundred dedicated servers for my business, but with ECC I can get the same functionality at a price that makes sense,” continued Lee.

Virtual private servers increase the security of F1 Consulting; Lee runs only a few applications - like mail or Web - in separate partitions. “With mail, Web, databases, and custom applications fully isolated from each other, a security breach is limited to only one partition,” added Lee. “I can also delegate system administrator authority and give different staff root access to select partitions or even give root access to customers if I want to.”

Mr. Lee uses hosting provider OnSmart Networks (www.onsmart.net) to access his VPS virtual datacenter with the ECC management console. “The ECC allows us to separate the management of hardware and software for customers like Mr. Lee,” said Jacky Yung, CEO OnSmart. “We take care of all the bandwidth, server, and network issues, freeing our customers to focus on the applications and content of the servers.”

“What we’re seeing is that small businesses are using Virtuozzo and HSPcomplete to get computing power when they want it, basically computing on demand,” says Alex Plant, Director of Marketing for SWsoft. “This is just the beginning, we are working to create a seamless bridge between an organization’s computers in an remote datacenter and servers within an organization.”

HSPcomplete Power Pack
SWsoft is now offering 10 free Enterprise Control Centers and 10 free Reseller Control Centers with the purchase of a $6,990 HSPcomplete system consisting of a complete management system plus 2 Hardware Node Licenses (up to 1.4 GHz each), installation support & maintenance (for one year) and on-site training. See http://www.sw-soft.com/vpspromo/

About SWsoft (www.sw-soft.com)
SWsoft is a leader in hosting automation and enterprise server software (www.sw-soft.com). Since 1999, the company has focused on the development of its patent-pending Virtuozzo™ technology and the HSPcomplete full business lifecycle hosting automation solution. The only end-to-end solutions and services for hosting service providers, e.g. Internet data centers, application service providers, managed hosting providers, SWsoft's products deliver powerful, comprehensive solutions that power data center management, accelerate business and infrastructure operations and provide excellent return on investment.

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