September 30, 2004

SWsoft, Acronis Announce Partnership

Stephen Lawton writes "SWsoft and Acronis Announce ServerVirtualization and Storage Management Partnership toBuild Complete Server Data Life-Cycle Management Solution

Solution Shortens Provisioning of New
Physical and Virtual Servers from Days to Minutes


September 28, 2004, South San Francisco, CA and Herndon, VA
SWsoft,the established leader in hosting automation and server
virtualization software, announced a joint strategic partnership with Acronis,
Inc., the technological leader in storage and systems management software, to
jointly develop and market Virtuozzo⢠and Acronis True Image Server 8.0â¢
solutions for enterprises and hosting providers.


Through the comprehensive joint development,
sales and marketing agreement, Acronis True Image Server and Acronis True Image Enterprise Server disk
imaging, system backup and disaster recovery solutions will be integrated into
SWsoftâs Virtuozzo virtual private server (VPS) technology. Enterprises will
be able to provision new physical servers instantaneously using Acronisâ
award-winning disk imaging solution on both Linux and Windows platforms. Once
deployed, the new Virtuozzo-powered servers can be partitioned into virtual
servers to help better utilize a customerâs server investment.


âFrom our unique convergence of storage and virtualization
technologies, IT managers will be able to deploy, backup and utilize new
servers much more quickly and efficiently, further driving down the cost of
datacenter operations,â said Acronis CEO Max Tsypliaev. âAfter reviewing other
server virtualization solutions on the market, we determined that SWsoftâs
Virtuozzo technology is the most production-proven solution available.â


"Combining real-time disk imaging and backup
capabilities with server virtualization is a powerful value proposition for
enterprise and hosting customers," said Serguei Beloussov, CEO, SWsoft.
"Server virtualization is the enabling technology for the dynamic datacenters
of tomorrow, but without comprehensive tools, enterprises will not be able to
fully realize its benefits. SWsoft's partnership with Acronis creates the best
integrated, multi-platform solution with the most complete tools available.
Both companies are committed to delivering solutions that help make the dynamic
datacenter a reality."


âAcronis True Image Serverâs disk cloning and disaster
recovery capabilities make it possible to do bare-metal restores literally in
minutes,â noted Stephen Lawton, marketing director for Acronis. âUsing Acronisâ
Drive Snapshot technology, IT managers can deploy a server disk image or
provision a server in minutes, not the hours or days it would take to build a
server disk from scratch, even if you had a file-based backup as a starting


Virtuozzo â Providing Utility Computing, Server
Consolidation and More

Virtuozzo⢠is a robust automation and virtualization
solution that has been developed and proven over the past 5 years by SWsoft.
Virtuozzo⢠brings over 40 years of proven mainframe concepts to x86 commodity
hardware including:


Dynamic Real-time Partitioning â Ability to partition a physical
server into multiple (up to hundreds) Virtual Private Servers (VPS) with full
dedicated server functionality and change allocations in real-time.

Resource Management â The ability to control, monitor,
account, report and manage CPU, Memory, Disk, Network I/O and many other
System Resources (over 25+ total) based on predetermined barriers, limits,
guaranteesor shares for each VPS.

Virtualization â Move a VPS between physical
servers transparently with near-zero downtime.

Mass Management â Hundreds of VPSs on a server can
be managed as easily as a single server and many physical servers can be
managed centrally through the VZMC (Virtuozzo Management Console).


Virtuozzo 2.6 for Linux is now available and Virtuozzo 2.6
for Windows Beta will be available for testing in the fall of 2004.


Acronis True Image â Award-Winning Disk Imaging and Disaster
Recovery Solution

Acronis True Image Server provides real-time server backup
and bare-metal restore for Linux servers. Recognized by PC Magazine, Cnet and
Zdnet as Editorâs Choice for disk backup and recovery, key features include:


â Real-time Linux and Windows server disk backup

Return on Investment
â Restore any Linux or Windows server in minutes rather than
hours or days

and Storage Management
â Incremental and scheduled backup


Acronis True Image Server 8.0 for Linux and Windows
platforms currently is being shipped. Acronis True Image Server 8.0 for Linux
and Windows Enterprises is expected to be released for beta testing in early
October 2004.


Virtuozzo & Acronis True Image Server 8.0 Promotion

The new integration of Acronis True Image Server and
SWsoftâs Virtuozzo unites leading storage management and server virtualization
solutions.  Act now to receive a 10 percent discount through October 31,
2004 on the award-winning Acronis True Image Server or Acronis True Image
Enterprise Server 8.0 solutions. Visit
or for more details.


About Acronis

Acronis offers storage management solutions that
are technically advanced for mission-critical applications but easy to use. The
company provides disaster recovery, backup and restore, partitioning, boot
management, privacy, data migration, and other storage and systems management
products for enterprises, corporations and consumers. Acronis has offices in
the United States, Europe and Asia and sells its products through retail
outlets, resellers and on the Web. For additional information, please visit .


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 60,000 servers for customers in over
100 countries. SWsoftâs products deliver
industry-leading performance, stability and manageability for its customers to
increase 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 Confixx. For more information about SWsoft, visit



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