HCT Adopts SWsoft’s PEM Data Center Automation Solution

January 26, 2005

New Solution Enables Web and Application Services Model for HCT’s 13 Distributed Locations

Herndon, VA — January 26, 2005 –Today, SWsoft, the established leader in hosting automation and server virtualization software, announced the selection of PEM by the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT), one of the largest, most progressive and innovative places of higher learning in the United Arab Emirates. HCT will integrate SWsoft’s PEM to provide comprehensive data center automation and remote access for its more than 15,000 students and faculty distributed across 13 facilities.

“We have a unique need to support our highly dynamic and heterogeneous network dispersed across six states supporting a large and growing number of active users,” said Mohammed Ghanawi, Computer Operations Supervisor, HCT. “PEM is the only hosting automation solution that is flexible enough to support our needs to deploy and manage advanced hosting capabilities. Now when we need to distribute a new hosting option or service we can rely on PEM to deploy it quickly and without the need to adjust our existing infrastructure.”

With 13 locations throughout the United Arab Emirates, HCT is a leader in education and training. HCT’s teaching staff – professional educators who are at the forefront of their subject areas – and its innovative project-driven and student-based curriculum have raised standards for its graduates.

“HCT illustrates yet another proven automation scenario that PEM can support,” said Serguei Beloussov, CEO and president, SWsoft. “Our distributed approach is ideal for managing Web and application services without scalability or flexibility limits. Large service providers, Telcos, ISPs and registrars are realizing the clear value proposition and ROI of PEM.”

PEM for Virtually Any Service Offering
PEM Operations Support System (OSS) and Business Support System (BSS) is a 3rd generation, distributed, modular, multi-tier data center automation platform that is scalable to millions of customer accounts, customizable on all levels, extendable with custom modules and easily integrated into a customer's existing infrastructure.

PEM OSS provides centralized resource management, service provisioning and infrastructure management. The BSS components of PEM perform multi-tier resource usage accounting and billing. The OSS and BSS solutions are designed to be interoperable and tightly integrated but can be deployed and used independently.

The benefits of leveraging PEM OSS/BSS include lower cost and complexity, faster time-to-market with new offerings, and the ability to more effectively attract, upsell and retain customers.

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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