SWsoft Announces Virtuozzo for Windows Controlled Release

December 15, 2004

First True Windows Server Virtualization Solution for HSPs Deployed by The Planet and AMEN

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Herndon, VA — December 15, 2004 – Today, SWsoft, the established leader in hosting automation and server virtualization software, announced the availability of the controlled release for Virtuozzo for Windows, 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 Planet (www.theplanet.com), a Dallas-based global provider of managed hosting and value-added data center services with over 25,000 servers and AMEN (www.amen.fr), a subsidiary of VIA NET.WORKS (Nasdaq: VNWI; EASE) and one of Europe’s fastest growing service providers, are among the first Web hosting service providers to deploy Virtuozzo for Windows VPS.

"The Linux Virtuozzo powered virtual private servers have been an extremely effective and highly demanded new dedicated server option for many of our customers,” said Nathan Day, Vice President Product Development, The Planet. “We are excited to be among the first service providers worldwide to offer SWsoft’s powerful Virtuozzo for Windows VPS solution that incorporates the same level of features and support that have made our VPS solution so popular."

“We are hearing more and more from customers that due to our low overhead, efficiency and manageability, Virtuozzo is the only true VPS solution available for hosting service providers,” said Serguei Beloussov, CEO, SWsoft. “Virtuozzo for Windows incorporates the same API and interface with all of the proven capabilities of Virtuozzo for Linux on the Windows platform. Virtuozzo also provides advanced resource management, isolation, security and a full set of comprehensive management tools.”

“We have used the combination of SWsoft’s Plesk and Virtuozzo for Linux to offer a tightly integrated and easy to use solution that includes thousands of expected and proven features,” said Dick Theunissen, President of Amen. “Immediately after we launched the Linux version in June, our customers started inquiring about the release and support of a Windows version of Virtuozzo. SWsoft has produced yet another solid product that will help us attract more customers and more revenue.”

"Virtuozzo uniquely provides for server virtualization above the OS level, which provides for many distinct advantages”, says Scott Donahue, vice president of Tier1 Research. “This approach leverages a single OS to provide a better solution for running multiple virtual servers with less overhead, better performance, easier manageability, and a lower deployment cost.”

A Whole New Windows Hosting Frontier with Virtuozzo
SWsoft powers 8 of the top 10 Web hosting service providers offering VPS solutions worldwide. Virtuozzo for Windows fully supports .NET, Exchange, MsSQL, SharePoint and IIS, and is the only true VPS technology on the market with hundreds of thousands of VPSs in production across a full spectrum of services offerings including:

  • True VPS – Offer VPSs cheaper and easier for customers looking for an alternative to dedicated servers coupled with self management browser-based backup and recovery Virtuozzo Power Panels.
  • Advanced Shared – Provide shared hosting from VPS with Quality of Services, customized application sets, seamless scalability and optional root control level, while keeping profit margins and automation at the same levels.
  • Split Dedicated – Offer Virtuozzo VPS powered servers that are easily controlled by Virtuozzo Management Console for customers and resellers to generate better revenues and profits per server and per customer while decreasing datacenter costs and capital expenses.
  • Dynamic Dedicated – Serve one dedicated customer on a single VPS server with advanced self management, backup and recovery Virtuozzo Power Panels, eliminate the danger of DDoS as well as easily migrate customers between physical servers for planned downtime and upgrades.
  • Split Shared – Offer a split server running 1000s of shared hosting accounts putting them into several VPSs to avoid server-wide DoS attacks. Migrate such VPSs with multiple accounts at once between physical servers for load balancing and unplanned downtime; use convenient Virtuozzo Power Panel for backup and recovery.
  • Server Consolidation – Consolidate billing, domain management, mail, provisioning, control panel, backup and other systems into a smaller number of better utilized servers delivering higher service levels. Manage through variety of tools including the Virtuozzo Management Console.

Virtuozzo for Windows Availability
The controlled release for Virtuozzo for Windows is now available. For hosting service providers looking to purchase or to receive more information about the controlled release, visit http://www.sw-soft.com/en/products/virtuozzo/hsp/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 flexibility and 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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