SWsoft Takes Lead in Growing Asia Pacific Hosting Automation and Virtualization Software Market

January 18, 2005

18 Top Providers Throughout China, Japan, Australia, Singapore and Malaysia Purchased SWsoft Solutions

Herndon, VA — January 18, 2005 –Today, SWsoft, the established leader in hosting automation and server virtualization software, announced continued growth and presence in the Asia Pacific Web hosting marketplace. The company announced 18 new major customers from China, Japan, Australia, Malaysia, and Singapore who have recently purchased its Plesk, SiteBuilder, Virtuozzo, HSPcomplete and PEM hosting solutions. With a local presence in Japan and Singapore, SWsoft announces several leading providers that have recently purchased its solutions including: GMO, Clara Online and AT-Link in Japan, OnlineNic, Nihao and Sinonets in China, Webvisions and Signetiques in Singapore, 01Link in Hong Kong, Emerge, IPXcess and Freenet in Malaysia, Sonyan and Pumo in Taiwan, CSLoxInfo in Thailand, Bitstop in Philippines, Webcentral and Connectivity Australia in Australia.

According to a recent report from analyst firm IDC (www.idc.com), Web hosting spending alone will increase from $521 million in 2004 to $924 million by 2008 in the Asia Pacific region, excluding Japan. IDC states that the key to the growth of the market is the returning focus on developing a model for e-business requiring hosting vendors to show an ability to scale with customer requirements, especially as larger service providers move increasingly toward the small and medium-sized business market.

“SWsoft has grown more than 150 percent in 2004 and at an even faster rate in the region by extending our commitment to bringing world-class automation and virtualization solutions to a rapidly expanding Asia Pacific hosting market,” said Serguei Beloussov, CEO, SWsoft. “Our products are already translated in more than 13 different languages and we intend to make our solutions even better suited for this region including localized training and support. In addition, SWsoft will continue to focus on long-term, successful business relationships across Asia Pacific and make our customer and partner networks more profitable.”

Globally Proven Hosting Automation and Virtualization Solution
SWsoft provides the only complete set of hosting automation products that effectively support virtually every type of hosting service offering, on every major platform and in every major language. The company’s Plesk, SiteBuilder, Virtuozzo, HSPcomplete and PEM products enable the most feature rich, reliable and integrated solutions for service providers’ control panel, site building, automation and virtualization needs.

Asia Pacific Partners and Opportunities
In 2004, SWsoft further committed to the Asia Pacific region by partnering with Web Commerce Communications Limited dba WebNIC.cc (WEBCC) to distribute SWsoft’s solutions to its channel resellers and customers. WEBCC, a leading regional ICANN Accredited Registrar with over 650 active channel resellers worldwide, is a key distributor and certified support service provider for SWsoft solutions in Asia Pacific (excluding Japan).

“There is tremendous opportunity for our current and future partners and customers in the region and we’re looking to expand our presence,” said Soeren von Varchmin, Managing Director, Europe and Asia Operations. “By offering solutions that make it easier to grow and manage a hosting business, both large and small service providers can offer the latest technologies and value added applications at an affordable local price.”

To learn more about SWsoft’s solutions for service providers or to learn more about SWsoft’s partner programs, visit http://www.sw-soft.com/partners/.

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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