HERNDON, Va., July 30, 2007 – SWsoft today announced that IGNUM, a leading hosting provider in the Czech Republic, has selected the SWsoft Virtuozzo virtualization solution to power its virtual private server (VPS) offerings.
A new technology in the Czech market, VPS hosting bridges the gap between shared hosting and dedicated servers. Virtuozzo operating system virtualization software uses patented technology to create multiple, isolated virtual environments - or virtual private servers - on a single physical server and operating system, making the most efficient use of hardware, software and other resources.
"SWsoft's Virtuozzo solution gave IGNUM an opportunity to bring the benefits of virtualization technology to its customers in the Czech Republic," said Soeren von Varchmin, managing director of European/Asian operations, SWsoft. "Virtuozzo delivers the best of our OPEN FUSION technology initiative, which in the future will help IGNUM take advantage of emerging business opportunities such as software as a service (SaaS)."
IGNUM began offering Virtuozzo-powered VPS hosting services in mid-April. Two-thirds of those customers are using the Linux platform, while the rest are using Windows.
"VPS hosting is ordered by customers who need more than shared hosting and want the advantages of VPS hosting, such as custom configuration of the server and a guarantee of available resources," said Marek Erneker, managing director, IGNUM. "We believe that virtualization is the future of hosting services, so our VPS offerings are essential for us to remain a technology leader in the Czech Republic."
OPEN FUSION is an SWsoft technology initiative to improve integration among a wide range of systems, third-party applications and modules, and custom and in-house solutions. The OPEN FUSION platform enables optimized delivery of SaaS and traditional hosting services to help ISVs and service providers take full advantage of new opportunities in the market.
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 500,000 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.