SWsoft Releases Anticipated Virtuozzo for Windows Beta For Server Virtualization

November 22, 2004

Solution Brings Unique Dynamic Partitioning, Resource Management, OS Virtualization and Mass Management Capabilities to Enterprises and Service Providers

Herndon, VA — November 22, 2004 – - Today, SWsoft, the established leader in hosting automation and server virtualization software, announced the availability of Virtuozzo for Windows Beta, a unique server virtualization solution that creates multiple isolated Virtual Private Servers (VPSs) on a single physical server to share hardware, software licenses and management with maximum possible efficiency. The Release Candidate (RC1) for Virtuozzo for Windows will be available in December, 2004 with the final release due in early 2005.

“Consolidating server infrastructure and dynamically provisioning virtual learning environments is a key element of the Hatsize's TrueLab(tm) technology and delivering world-class distance learning capabilities is a top priority when investigating server virtualization options,” said Dean Hardy, President, Hatsize Learning Corporation. “SWsoft’s Virtuozzo quickly impressed us with its ability to work within the TrueLab(tm) environment to dynamically provision class machines, while at the same time reducing OS software licensing and management costs.”

“Our approach brings to market a unique architecture that maximizes server resources because each VPS resides on a common shared OS with near-zero overhead,” said Serguei Beloussov, CEO, SWsoft. “Virtuozzo for Windows brings all of our proven capabilities of Virtuozzo for Linux to the Microsoft platform including advanced resource management, isolation, security, comprehensive tools and more.”

Serving Windows with More Powerful Virtualization
Virtuozzo empowers enterprises and service providers to keep up with the increasing demands on IT infrastructure and management by providing the most scalable Windows 2003 virtualization solution available including support for up to 16 CPUs and 64 GB of memory. Customers can leverage Virtuozzo for server consolidation, departmental specific servers, development and testing, managing application growth, minimizing downtime and patch management.

Virtuozzo provides four essential capabilities for enterprises and service providers alike:

  • Dynamic Partitioning — Division of a single physical server up to tens of Virtual Private Servers (VPSs) with full dedicated server functionality, including root access, reboot, installing any application, and changing any file or IP settings with near-zero overhead.

  • Resource Management — Full isolation of VPSs and ability to share and specify max/min and other settings for system resources such as CPU, memory, disk and I/O.

  • OS Virtualization — Operating platforms become virtualized and enable VPSs to be quickly moved between physical machines to eliminate downtime.

  • Mass Management — Automated updates and mass management of large groups of VPSs with fine grained tools and application templates.

“Enterprises and service providers who use Virtuozzo for Windows will benefit not only from clear cost savings but also from increased reliability and flexibility,” Kurt Daniel, director of marketing. “It is now possible to provision servers in minutes, migrate VPSs quickly, maintain SLAs, and automate routine tasks such as updates and upgrades.”

In addition, SWsoft offers the Virtuozzo Management Console (VZMC), a powerful and complete centralized systems administrator management tool, as well as browser-based self-management Virtuozzo Power Panels (VZPP) for use by VPS owners.

Virtuozzo for Windows Availability
Virtuozzo for Windows Beta is now available. The Release Candidate (RC1) for Virtuozzo for Windows will be available in December, 2004 with the final release due in early 2005. Virtuozzo for Linux is currently available for purchase. To request access to the Virtuozzo for Windows Beta, visit http://www.sw-soft.com/en/virtuozzo/enterprise/windows.

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 70,000 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 SiteBuilder. For more information about SWsoft, visit www.sw-soft.com.

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