(mt) Media Temple Uses Virtualization to Support
Hundreds of New Customers Added Every Month
RENTON, Wash., February 12, 2008 - One of the largest virtualization deployments in the world surpassed 10,000 virtual environments using Parallels Virtuozzo Containers virtualization software. It began seven years ago at (mt) Media Temple, the Los Angeles-based service provider that hosts 200,000 website domains worldwide and includes clients such as ABC/Disney, Diesel, Nike, Qantas Airways, Sony and Starbucks.
When (mt) Media Temple started looking at virtualization technology, it evaluated everything that was available - virtual machines, para-virtualization, and container-based virtualization. Uptime and reliability were absolutely critical, along with the ability to handle unexpected spikes in traffic without interruptions or degradation to service. Another priority was applying software patches and updates efficiently.
These factors, combined with easy-to-use server management tools and the capability to dynamically manage workloads, made Parallels Virtuozzo Containers the clear choice for (mt) Media Temple and its customers.
Using the Parallels virtualization software and some 1,000 HP ProLiant servers running Linux, (mt) Media Temple leverages high virtual environment density on ProLiant servers without sacrificing their individual performance. (mt) Media Temple makes extensive use of the Virtuozzo template feature to add hundreds of customers per month using "one mouse click" provisioning or upgrading.
"We knew virtualization was going to be the future and banked on it as the best way to meet our customer commitments and keep pace with our rate of growth," said Demian Sellfors, CEO of (mt) Media Temple.
"Parallels Virtuozzo Containers offers the highest levels of density, scalability and manageability, making it the best virtualization solution for (mt) Media Temple and its customers," said Serguei Beloussov, CEO of Parallels. "(mt) Media Temple's exceptional growth and customer satisfaction are proof that Parallels Virtuozzo Containers has been the best technology choice to support their business."
(mt) Media Temple provides businesses with a full range of online-related services including web hosting, e-mail services, content delivery and software-as-as-service (SaaS) applications that require uptime and support around the clock. The company states proudly on its website: "We never leave, and the lights are never off. We are a true 24/7/365 company."
Today, (mt) Media Temple is one of the fastest-growing service providers in the world, with one of the lowest customer loss rates in the industry.
Parallels Virtuozzo Containers dynamically partitions a single Linux (or Windows) operating system instance into highly efficient and scalable virtual environments. Parallels Virtuozzo Containers includes patented technology that enables density of up to hundreds of virtual environments per physical server.
Unlike virtual machines and hypervisors, Parallels Virtuozzo Containers addresses the challenges of operating system sprawl faced by today's data centers. Its unique architecture and management tools make Virtuozzo the ideal solution for provisioning, monitoring and managing virtualized server resources.
About (mt) Media Temple
(mt) Media Temple, Inc., is an industry-leading, Inc. 500, privately-held, profitable web hosting and software application services company based in Los Angeles, California. Since 1998, the company has provided businesses worldwide with reliable, professional-class network environments to host websites, e-mail, business applications, and other rich media content. (mt) is a friendly, accessible group of "technology agnostic" engineers, support professionals and business developers focused on the continued financial success of the company while adding value to the services provided to customers.
About Parallels - Optimized Computing
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