September 12, 2007

SWsoft Unveils Beta of Virtuozzo 4.0

Author: JT Smith

Major New Version of Server Virtualization Software Adds 50+ Features and Enhancements, Including Clustering, Real-time Backups, and a Redesigned Interface for Improved Usability, Manageability and Flexibility
HERNDON, Va., September 10, 2007 ââ¬â SWsoft, the worldââ¬â¢s second-largest overall virtualization software company, today unveiled the beta version of Virtuozzo 4.0 - SWsoftââ¬â¢s industry-leading operating system (OS) virtualization software for data centers. SWsoft will be demonstrating Virtuozzo 4.0 this week at VMworld in booth 1312 at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco.

SWsoft Virtuozzo is different from traditional hardware virtualization solutions in that it dynamically partitions a single Windows or Linux operating system instance into highly efficient and scalable virtual environments or "containers". Virtuozzo is the only virtualization solution that enables dozens to hundreds of containers toàimmediatelyàand automaticallyàleverage real hardware, resulting in exceptional datacenter efficiency from administrative, ROI, andàenergy-consumption perspectives.à

Virtuozzo 4.0ââ¬â¢s improved OS virtualization technology solves many of the common performance, density, usability and infrastructure compatibility issues that plague traditional hardware virtualization solutions via a number of improvements and new features, including:

Enhanced Usability ââ¬â A redesigned interface that offers access to centralized resources, such as easy-to-use application templates and sample containers, plus streamlined installation;

High Availability ââ¬â Virtuozzo 4.0 includes several new options to drive uptime, such as Windows Server 2003 and Red Hat clustering services, as well as real-time backups across Windows and Linux platforms;

Complete Management Flexibility ââ¬â Arrange and manage virtual containers and Virtuozzo servers according to either the actual hardware infrastructure, or logically group them according to user preference.

"We have been in production with Virtuozzo often running 25 or more Virtuozzo containers on a single server at speeds that rival that of real dedicated boxes," said Chris Stucker from AET Films. "Virtuozzo's high-density, great management tools, low overhead and simple setup have dramatically simplified our IT infrastructure by reducing OS and server sprawl and saved us thousands in hardware and operating costs. We're excited to use version 4.0's new high-availability and management enhancements to help us further drive productivity and efficiency in our datacenter, and to foster even higher savings."

More information about how customers are using Virtuozzo OS virtualization can be found at www.swsoft.com/en/products/virtuozzo/spotlights.

"Virtuozzo 4.0 is a major step forward in our mission to provide customers with a solution that addressesàmultiple key barriers toàIT productivityà- namely hardware and OS sprawl, manageability and uptime," said Serguei Beloussov, CEO of SWsoft.à"With newàenterprise-class capabilitiesàsuch as clustering and real-time backups along withàaàhost ofànew managementàand automation features, Virtuozzo isànow the most effectiveàpath to a streamlined, automatedàdatacenter."

Availability
Virtuozzo 4.0 will be available for public beta testing by the end of September, with general availability expected later this year. To sign up for the beta program, users can go to www.swsoft.com/virtuozzo4/beta.

Current versions of Virtuozzo are available worldwide from SWsoft or any of its partners. A free, fully functional trial of Virtuozzo for Windows and Virtuozzo for Linux is available at www.swsoft.com/virtuozzo/trial.

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 600,000 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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