Amen Selects SWsoft’s Plesk & Virtuozzo to Power Its Windows & Linux Web Hosting Businesses

June 15, 2004

SWsoft Decreases Cost & Increases Revenue Potential For Amen's Booming Low Cost Dedicated Server & New VPS Business

Herndon, VA and London, UK, — June 15, 2004 — SWsoft, the established leader in hosting automation and server virtualization software, today announced that Amen, a subsidiary of VIA NET.WORKS (Nasdaq: VNWI; EASE) and leading Web hosting provider based in France, the UK, Spain, Italy and Portugal, has selected SWsoft to complete and power its hosting services. Through the agreement, Amen will now offer Plesk for dedicated customers and Virtuozzo integrated with Plesk for VPS customers.

“SWsoft’s Plesk and Virtuozzo combination provide a tightly integrated and easy to use solution that includes thousands of expected and proven features tested by real world customers,” said Dick Theunissen, President of Amen. “With Plesk and Virtuozzo features, exceptional efficiency and density capabilities, we can deliver offerings at a lower price point — directly leading to a much broader target customer base and increased revenue and customer sign up rates.”

“We are excited that one of Europe’s premiere Web hosting companies selected our solutions after using a competitive solution for over one year,” said Serguei Beloussov, CEO, SWsoft. “We are committed to providing the most innovative and feature rich products on the market. We have a specific roadmap to improve Virtuozzo and Plesk at an even faster rate to provide more value for Amen and continue our tradition of over delivering on the initial customer promise.”

Plesk 7, S’il Vous Plait
Selected by 8 of the top 10 U.S. service providers and by the top five European service providers, the Plesk 7 control panel dramatically simplifies the management of UNIX, Linux, and Windows-based servers. Proven through years of professional production usage, Plesk is considered the industry benchmark for managing dedicated and shared single server environments.

A VPS in Any Language
Along with Plesk, Amen will deploy SWsoft’s patent pending VPS technology. Virtuozzo brings mainframe concepts that were proven in the datacenter for over 30 years on x86 commodity hardware and offers: Dynamic Partitioning, Resource Management, OS Virtualization, and Mass Management. Virtuozzo is the only true VPS technology on the market that allows for a full spectrum of services offerings including VPS, Advance shared, Split dedicated, Split shared, Dynamic dedicated and more.

Virtuozzo provides carrier-grade levels of reliability and scalability with tens of thousands of VPSs in production use.

Virtuozzo offers:

  • Full isolation of VPSs with minimum and maximum control of over 20 parameters
  • Scale a single server to over 5,000 VPSs with less than a percentage point for virtualization overhead
  • Transparent scaling of a single VPS to 64GB memory and 16CPUs
  • Seamless migration of live OS, applications and data to another physical server
  • Mass deployment of security updates and applications to thousands of VPSs
  • Full and transparent integration with Plesk 7 control panel
  • Virtuozzo Power Panel provides browser consol for based back-up, restore, recovery, repaid, reinstall, monitor, manage and other capabilities accessible for VPS owners even when their VPS is down and not bootable

Broad Localization Support
For global companies such as Amen, SWsoft provides language packs in several languages including English, German, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and more.

About SWsoft
SWsoft is the recognized leader in automation and server virtualization software for hosting service companies, communications providers, and enterprises. The company powers more than 50,000 servers for customers in over 100 countries. SWsoft's products deliver industry-leading performance, stability and manageability for its customers to increase utilization of their limited IT resources. Headquartered in Herndon, VA, with offices around the world; SWsoft is a privately held, profitable company, offering comprehensive solutions including: Plesk, Virtuozzo, PEM, HSPcomplete, and Confixx. For more information about SWsoft, visit

About Amen
Amen, a subsidiary of VIA NET.WORKS, is one of the leading Internet presence providers in Europe. With over five years market experience and a dynamic, competent internal R&D team Amen can provide a complete and competitive range of products and services including domain name registration, professional emails, shared and dedicated hosting, as well as online site creation and promotion tools. For more information visit,

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