Largest Russian Hosting Provider .masterhost Selects SWsoft Virtualization and Automation Software

October 11, 2006

SWsoft Virtuozzo and Plesk Software Help .masterhost
Manage Services for More Than 30,000 Customers

MOSCOW and HERNDON, Va. - October 11, 2006 - Russia’s leading hosting service provider, .masterhost, has selected SWsoft Virtuozzo virtualization software and Pleskcontrol panel software — to manage services for over 30,000 customers with more than 65,000 registered domain names. The products from SWsoft, a recognized leader in server automation and virtualization software, will help .masterhost broaden its offerings on both the Windows and Linux platforms.

.masterhost had initially selected Virtuozzo to maximize its server resources. The company added Plesk because of its integration with Virtuozzo, as part of SWsoft’s OPEN FUSION initiative. Virtuozzo creates multiple virtual environments on a single physical server to share hardware, licenses and management resources. Using Virtuozzo and Plesk, users can deploy templates of Plesk systems in seconds with the complete isolation of a dedicated server.

Virtuozzo and Plesk also share a common API for changing the language and locale of all integrated applications. This feature made it easy for .masterhost to localize its customer interface in Russian, significantly reducing development and translation time.

"SWsoft Virtuozzo and Plesk software support our overall growth strategy by enhancing our ability to deliver reliable and easy-to-use solutions to our customers with greater efficiency and minimal downtime," said Aleksandr Ovchinnikov, chief commercial officer, .masterhost.

"As a result of the Virtuozzo and Plesk integration, we expect .masterhost to realize a significant return on investment and generate new revenue. SWsoft’s strategic partnership with Russia’s leading hosting service provider shows our industry leadership and our ability to deliver comprehensive, innovative hosting solutions," said Soeren von Varchmin, managing director for European/Asian Operations, SWsoft.

.masterhost is a SWsoft Platinum Partner, providing .masterhost with the highest level of SWsoft support at reasonable prices, including direct access to SWsoft developers, executive management and 24-hour support staff.

About .masterhost
Founded in 1999, .masterhost is the leading content delivery service provider in Russia. With offices in Moscow and St. Petersburg, .masterhost provides a full range of services, including: web hosting, co-location, Virtual Private Server, domain name registration, and internet access service provisioning to internet service providers, which are developing wireless and broadband access. .masterhost’s customers include leading investment companies, commercial banks, business centers, corporate customers, enterprises and private subscribers.

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 award-winning products delivers proven performance, manageability and value. SWsoft is a high-growth company funded by Bessemer Venture Partners, Insight Venture Partners and Intel Capital. For more information about SWsoft, visit

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