January 11, 2002

Swsoft releases Virtuozzo 2.0, bringing mainframe-inspired functionality to Intel-based servers

Author: JT Smith

SWsoft, Inc., an advanced
server and networking software technology company, today announced the
release of Virtuozzo 2.0, an upgrade of the advanced 1.0 technology that
brings mainframe-like functionality to commodity Intel-based architecture.
Virtuozzo enables service providers the flexibility to offer service-level
agreements (SLAs) and affordable dedicated server plans, in addition to
giving Fortune 1000 enterprises server-consolidation capabilities.

Virtuozzo will replace virtual Web host technology, as it supports shared,
dedicated and virtual private servers and affordably offers customers
advanced and dedicated server capabilities, such as e-commerce and database
functions. To the growing number of companies who are looking to establish
or increase the sophistication of their Web presence, they get the full
support of dedicated servers to host their business-critical applications at
a much lower - closer to that of shared - price point.

Virtuozzo 2.0 is unique and comprised of the following features:

  • Multi-tenancy - Hundreds of customers share a single, physical server,
    even though to them it appears as if they have their own dedicated
    environment
  • Virtualization - Virtualizes CPU resources and appears to customers as a
    stand-alone, dedicated server
  • Resource management - Enables systems administrators to control the
    customer resource levels and offer service-level agreements (SLAs) and
    quality of service guarantees
  • Clustering - Allows customers to transparently move in-between servers,
    without affecting the quality of the network

Virtuozzo 2.0 works with Intel-based commodity servers and allows companies
of any size email, firewalls, domain name service (DNS) and other
functionalities usually found only in the enterprise.

"Virtuozzo is the multi-tenancy technology behind our HSPcomplete solution
and is the only solution designed to allow Web hosting companies manage
their data center as a single resource and serve hundreds of customer on a
single, physical server," said Craig Oda, VP, Business Development, SWsoft.
"As the Internet more deeply permeates the fabric of traditional business,
small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) will need a more sophisticated Web
presence. Virtuozzo 2.0 surpasses the Virtual Web Host and enables Web
hosting companies to offer a wide-range of shared and dedicated server
capabilities, at lower price points."

1-Net, the largest broadband provider in Singapore, upgraded to Virtuozzo
2.0 and used the virtualization, resource management and clustering features
to offer customers a full suite of hosting services - from shared Web
hosting for small- and medium-sized businesses to cluster configurations for
large enterprises. Hosting service providers like 1-Net can easily support
hundreds of customers, each with their own full-featured virtual private
servers sharing a single physical server, without the need for additional
manpower resources.

"1-Net saw enormous potential for a hosting service that would not require
customers to actually own hardware and yet allow them to have access to
dedicated hardware and other resources that are virtually their own," said
Luke Lee, Director, Business Development Manager, 1-Net. "The Virtuozzo
technology is the backbone of our Web hosting business and has saved us
valuable time, money and resources with customer maintenance and
provisioning."

Virtuozzo 2.0 is the technology behind HSPcomplete, a full-lifecycle hosting
automation solution that helps manage and provision network, e-commerce and
operations processes. HSPcomplete helps solve business and infrastructure
challenges and is the only hosting automation solution that includes a full
set of business, infrastructure, reseller and customer tools.

For more information on the Virtuozzo 2.0 technology, please see
www.virtuozzo.com or www.sw-soft.com or contact sales@sw-soft.com.

About SWsoft, Inc.
SWsoft is an advanced server and networking software technology company
focused on the development of its patent-pending Virtuozzo technology with
end-to-end solutions and services for hosting service providers such as
Internet data centers, application service providers, managed hosting
providers and Web hosters. SWsoft's products deliver powerful, comprehensive
solutions that can help data centers automate management, accelerate
operations and provide excellent return on investments.

For more information about SWsoft, please visit www.sw-soft.com.

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