SWsoft Launches Virtuozzo 3.5 for Windows to Extend Performance, Platform and Automation Momentum

November 14, 2005

Server Virtualization Solution Offers Enhanced Manageability and Resource Controls, Increased Flexibility for Both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows Platforms and More

Herndon, VA — November 14, 2005 — Today, SWsoft, an established leader in server virtualization and automation software now with more than 300,000 virtual private servers (VPS) in production, announced the availability of Virtuozzo 3.5 for Windows. With this release, Virtuozzo takes server virtualization a step forward with disaster recovery advances, increased server resource controls and real world performance and flexibility for both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows platforms.

"IT professionals are embracing virtualization across all segments of the server market, but growth is particularly strong in the volume server space," said Matt Eastwood, vice president of IDC's Worldwide Server research. "The risky, higher value IT projects, once reserved for more scalable servers, are now being addressed by lower-cost alternatives."

“Virtuozzo 3.5 for Windows extends our class-leading performance and automation for server virtualization and positions Virtuozzo as the only cost effective product that dramatically scales down administrative management and infrastructure complexity,” said Serguei Beloussov, CEO, SWsoft. “Today, our customers are seeking to get the most out of their technology investments. Whether it’s server consolidation or providing accessible disaster recovery solutions, with Virtuozzo we’re providing real world solutions that enable more productive and proactive server computing.”

Major Virtuozzo 3.5 for Windows advancements include:

  • Performance Enhancements — Create higher virtualized server performance and density for Microsoft Windows servers, applications and middleware.

  • Full EM64T and AMD64 Support — Enable flexible use of higher end computing platforms with full support for both 32-bit and 64-bit applications.

  • Backup Enhancements — Increase network backup flexibility combined with the ability to restore a single file and create a scheduled backup.

  • User Resource Reporting and Actions — Determine top resource users for creating restrictions, further monitoring, charging back for usage or even migrating VPSs to a different server.

  • External Device Flexibility — Assign multiple NICs to a single Virtuozzo server and assign an external storage device to a single or multiple VPSs to share external resources and common data or serve other application specific requirements.

  • Security and Anti-Virus Support — Leverage compatibility with Symantec Antivirus corporate edition 10.0, McAfee VirusScan Enterprise and AVG Antivirus.

Additional new features and enhancements include additional language support for Spanish and Japanese, more templating capabilities for IIS-dependent applications and customized desktops for VPS owners.

Unmatched Server Virtualization
Virtuozzo for Windows and Virtuozzo for Linux radically increase the power of enterprise servers by turning a single physical server into multiple isolated virtual private servers (VPSs). Virtuozzo operating system (OS) level virtualization delivers unique benefits including:

  • High Performance — Efficient technology with near-zero overhead delivers maximum density, scalability up to 16-CPU SMP and 64 GB of RAM, and availability by migrating VPSs between physical servers in seconds

  • Expansive Multi-Platform Support — Linux and Windows operating systems and any underlying hardware with native support of 32-bit and 64-bit systems at both host and guest levels

  • Built-in Automation and Tools — Intuitive and effective management of large groups of servers and VPSs with a full set of client, Web-based and command line tools including physical to virtual (VZP2V) capabilities

  • Rapid ROI – Service Lower hardware, software and management costs due to performance-oriented architecture and automation minimize total cost of ownership and drive rapid return on investment

Availability of Virtuozzo
Virtuozzo for Windows is now available for 32-bit and 64-bit Intel and AMD platforms. Virtuozzo for Linux is also generally available for 32-bit and 64-bit Intel and AMD platforms.

About Virtuozzo
Virtuozzo has delivered more than 250,000 Virtual Private Servers (VPSs) into production worldwide. Customers leverage Virtuozzo to enable optimal server consolidation, disaster recovery, workload agility, capacity planning, smart configuration, patch testing and remote management. Companies recently selecting Virtuozzo include Adaptive Instruments, AT-Link, Bertelsmann AG, Bull Technologies, Gilbane, HCT, Interdominios, Jack Henry & Associates, SMS Central, TekTonic, and WebCT.

About SWsoft
SWsoft is a recognized leader in server automation and virtualization software. With more than 10,000 customers in over 100 countries, SWsoft's suite of products delivers proven performance, reliability, manageability and value. Headquartered in the Washington, DC Technology Corridor with offices around the world, SWsoft is growing at more than 200 percent per year and is funded by Bessemer Venture Partners, Intel Capital and Insight Venture Partners. For more information about SWsoft, visit www.swsoft.com.

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