SWsoft Virtualization Customer arvato mobile a Top 10 IT Project in InfoWorld 100

November 21, 2006

Virtuozzo the only virtualization technology represented in the top 10

HERNDON, Va., November 21, 2006 – SWsoft customer arvato mobile GmbH has been named to the "Top 10" in the 2006 edition of the InfoWorld 100. Arvato mobile, a division of arvato Bertelsmann AG, was recognized for its use of Virtuozzo virtualization software in its datacenter. The InfoWorld 100, a listing of the most innovative corporate IT (information technology) solutions for 2006, honors IT projects that demonstrate the most creative use of cutting-edge technologies to further their business goals.

Arvato mobile uses SWsoft Virtuozzo, the leading operating system-level virtualization solution, to consolidate physical servers onto virtual servers that offer greater flexibility in managing workloads and the entire datacenter, while reducing the number of physical servers required. Disaster recovery was also a critical application in arvato mobile's decision to use Virtuozzo.

In the InfoWorld article describing arvato mobile's use of Virtuozzo to run mission-critical applications, Lukas Lösche, director of IT operations, arvato mobile said that "All of these applications need to have 100 percent uptime, and they are very demanding in terms of system resources, system scalability, and especially system security."

Lösche added: "If we detect a hardware error, we are able to move a database server from one hardware node to another with practically zero downtime."

In the case of arvato mobile, three administrators manage 600 virtual environments, resulting in a remarkably high efficiency ratio for the IT staff.

"We are very proud that our Virtuozzo software played an important role in helping arvato mobile with its technology implementation that is both innovative and delivers real business value," said Serguei Beloussov, CEO of SWsoft. "From small and medium businesses to Fortune 50 organizations, SWsoft customers are realizing the benefits that come from OS-level virtualization."

Virtuozzo is the first and only virtualization technology that addresses the challenge faced by today’s datacenters of operating system sprawl where a number of different operating systems require support, maintenance and updating. Overall, Virtuozzo provides efficiency and manageability that result in the lowest total cost-of-ownership and fastest ROI for customers.

"It’s been said that fortune favors the bold. The inspiration for this year’s finalists to tackle such sweeping changes varies widely — from reducing delivery time of products and services to replacing cumbersome legacy systems," said Richard Gincel, InfoWorld Senior Editor. "But regardless of the motivation, high ambition unites them all."

To be considered for the InfoWorld 100, projects must stretch beyond the typical, off-the-shelf solution, using multiple technologies in innovative ways to serve well-defined business goals. Winners appear in the November 13, 2006 edition of InfoWorld and online at: http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/2006/11/16-2006_infoworld_-4.html

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