Herndon, VA, December 22, 2003 - SWsoft, Inc., the leader in hosting automation and enterprise server software, today announced that WebCentral, Australia's largest Web hosting company, has selected Virtuozzo virtualization technology to extend its service offerings and introduce its new Virtual Dedicated Server (VDS) product. WebCentral is a premier Web hosting company offering shared, dedicated and enterprise-grade solutions to customers around the globe. WebCentral currently hosts more than 60,000 Web sites and domains for corporations, government organizations and small to medium-size businesses. Powered by Virtuozzo, WebCentral's VDS solution will give customers an affordable, basic dedicated hosting platform or high-performance shared hosting solution that can be set up and provisioned very quickly.
"In today's hosting industry, companies must continue to push the envelope and give their customers, high-quality, low-cost solutions that make running their businesses easier," said Lloyd Ernst, CEO of WebCentral. "By utilizing SWsoft's expertise and experience in virtualization technology, we are able to give our customers access to a VDS environment that has the same look and feel of a dedicated Linux server, at a fraction of the cost."
WebCentral's VDS solutions, powered by SWsoft's Virtuozzo, allow each Web site to operate independently from all other sites on the same physical machine. SWsoft's Virtuozzo technology utilizes an isolated files directory providing autonomy and independent, manageable Quality of Service (QoS) controls for each customer's Web site. WebCentral's VDS customers have QoS standards in place to help to ensure customers receive committed performance levels.
WebCentral's VDS solution gives users a low committed resource rate and a large burst rate. This means that resources are pooled together and evenly distributed when customer demands are equal but unused resources are available for anyone to use when high demand is required. WebCentral's VDS product will give clients full control over their environment, including:
"WebCentral is an authority in the Web hosting community and we are thrilled our virtualization technology is helping to fuel innovative and useful VDS solutions for their customers," said Serguei Beloussov, CEO of SWsoft. "We are confident WebCentral's affordable VDS solutions will give users the flexibility, security and extra features they need to raise their businesses to the next level."
Established in 1997, WebCentral is a private company 49.4% owned by FTR Holdings (ASX FTR). The company employs more than 150 staff in the Asia Pacific region. WebCentral currently hosts more than 60,000 sites and domains for corporations, government organizations and small and medium businesses.
View WebCentral's VDS product range at www.ondemandcomputing.com.au