Sharon Smith writes "Virtualization Software Helps Increase Server Utilization Rates
HERNDON, Va., March 12, 2007 – SWsoft today announced it has joined the HP ProLiant Partner program - bringing together award-winning SWsoft Virtuozzo server virtualization software and HP ProLiant servers to help optimize customers' IT infrastructures.
The two companies have validated Virtuozzo operating system (OS) virtualization software running on HP ProLiant servers. The solution creates virtual environments that can consolidate several servers into one physical server, using either Linux or Windows, which improves utilization and makes greater use of server resources.
Virtuozzo is available for multiple Linux distributions and Microsoft Windows Server 2003, and operates on HP ProLiant and Integrity platforms based on x86, x86-64 and Itanium processors.
"Collaborating with HP combines our highly-scalable and manageable OS virtualization software with high-performance HP servers to help customers increase utilization rates and improve their return on investment," said Serguei Beloussov, CEO, SWsoft. "Virtuozzo software is ideal for HP systems that range from ProLiant servers for SMBs to HP Integrity SMP systems for mission-critical workloads."
"With SWsoft's Virtuozzo now validated on the HP ProLiant server portfolio, customers have a broader choice of virtualization technology to modify or provision their servers quickly to handle their changing business needs," said Carl DCosta, director, infrastructure solutions, Technology Solutions Group, HP.
Virtualization Performance and Manageability
With SWsoft Virtuozzo, a single operating system instance can be dynamically partitioned into multiple, highly-efficient and scalable virtual environments. Virtuozzo includes patented technology that enables density of up to hundreds of virtual environments on a single physical server.
Unlike virtual machines and hypervisors, Virtuozzo addresses the challenges faced by today's datacenters of operating system sprawl. Its unique architecture and management tools make it the ideal solution for provisioning, monitoring and managing virtualized server resources.
SWsoft is a global leader in virtualization and automation software. More than 10,000 customers rely on the proven performance and management capabilities of SWsoft products to optimize their use of IT. Founded in 1999, the company has offices located throughout North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, call 703-815-5670 or visit www.swsoft.com."