SWsoft SaaS Platform Selected by Aretta Communications for Hosted PBX Solution

October 17, 2007

SAN JOSE, ISPCON Fall 2007, October 17, 2007 – SWsoft today announced that Aretta Communications, a premier provider of hosted, virtualized IP-PBX solutions, has selected SWsoft virtualization and automation software as the Software as a Service (SaaS) platform for its hosted telecommunications offering.

Aretta's hosted IP-PBX offering – based on the Asterisk Open Source PBX – is a complete, virtualized solution for the SMB market that is easier to manage, faster to deploy and less expensive than on-premises equipment. Aretta bundles the hosted IP-PBX with integrated SIP Trunking for inbound and outbound calling as well as preconfigured VoIP handsets, providing a turnkey solution for business telephony.

Aretta needed a technology platform that would allow multiple customers to securely reside on a single server. Its success depended on rapid deployment, uptime and cost containment.

After testing and reviewing the leading virtualization technologies, Aretta found that SWsoft Virtuozzo offered the highest virtualization density, running more than 50 virtual environments on a single machine. In addition, Virtuozzo management tools are linked with SWsoft automation software to provide Aretta with a fully-automated provisioning and billing architecture.

"Once we tried Virtuozzo, the selection of a virtualization solution was obvious," said Marc Fribush, president of Aretta Communications. "Running real-time applications like VoIP inside a high-density virtual environment is critical to our business. The virtual environment density and management tools provided by Virtuozzo help us deliver a SaaS platform which is both easy to manage and cost effective."

The SWsoft SaaS platform provides Aretta's IP-PBX customers with key benefits compared to traditional PBX solutions:

  • Rapid deployment – SWsoft automation software enables customers to set up a server and connect a computer or mobile phone in a few hours, not weeks.

  • Reduced maintenance – Adding new users, setting call forwarding, or installing new phone lines can be done in minutes using a web interface and without the expense of an on-site technician or service call to a PBX specialist.

  • No capital expenditures – There are no upfront capital expenditures. Customers pay monthly fees based on the maximum number of simultaneous calls in use at any given time.

  • Secure and reliable – The Aretta hosted PBX is located in a highly-secure datacenter with nightly server backups, multi-homed network connections and power backup.

About Aretta Communications
Aretta is a premier solutions provider of hosted, virtualized IP-PBXs for small- and medium-size businesses. Branded under NetPBX, the company is pioneering the business VoIP 'triple play' – bundling a hosted Asterisk-based PBX with integrated SIP Trunking and preconfigured VoIP phonesets into one low cost offering. Pricing is on a per-system basis, including all PBX features, allowing for an unlimited number of extensions. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information on the company and its product offerings, visit http://www.aretta.com.

About SWsoft
SWsoft is a global leader in virtualization and automation software that helps consumers, businesses, and service providers optimize their use of technology. The company's software powers more than 130,000 servers and 650,000 desktops worldwide. The SWsoft product line includes Virtuozzo - the leading operating system virtualization solution, Parallels - the leading desktop virtualization product, and Plesk - the leading server control panel. Founded in 1999, the company has offices throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit www.swsoft.com.

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