OS-level Virtualization Eases Server Management Demands for Wide Range of Engineering, Departmental and User Requirements
Herndon, VA — November 10, 2005 — Today, SWsoft, an established leader in server automation and maker of the Virtuozzo server virtualization solution, announced that arvato mobile is the latest enterprise to deploy Virtuozzo. A subsidiary of Bertelsmann AG, arvato mobile is one of Europe’s leading mobile entertainment providers, developing mobile solutions for network operators, media companies and internet portals. The company has deployed Virtuozzo as a replacement for an open-source virtualization solution, and has seen tremendous results in scenarios including server consolidation, disaster recovery, application management, and development and testing.
“As our number of servers grew and application availability became critical, our open source solution was no longer sufficient,” said Lukas Loesche, Director of IT Operations at arvato mobile. “We evaluated offerings from many numerous other vendors, but found the performance of Virtuozzo to be the best. Virtuozzo is now the only virtualization software we use on production servers.”
Virtuozzo Reigns in Server Management and Delivers Unmatched Performance
arvato mobile has access to one of the largest repositories of music, film and TV content in the world, and its applications provide content, category and royalty management — creating massive requirements for complex applications, application integration and server storage. The company has hundreds of servers to support internal applications, business critical applications, and applications in development, in addition to numerous business department and user support servers and applications.
Virtuozzo’s unique operating system level architecture provides near-zero overhead and class-leading scalability for precisely these types of high-demand production and development environments. Virtuozzo enables arvato mobile to evaluate and control resource use within the virtual environments while also giving centralized control. Other administrative capabilities such as the integrated backup utility, the migration of virtual servers in seconds and real-time resource management have also become valued tools for arvato mobile.
“Centrally managing hundreds of developmental servers has probably saved us years in man hours, and Virtuozzo’s ability to backup its virtualized servers across the entire server cluster and restore them on any node is simply fantastic,” continued Loesche. “If we have a hardware failure, we’re able to restore a failed node on any other hardware — regardless of configuration — in minutes.”
Today, Virtuozzo is deployed on the majority of arvato mobile’s hundreds of Linux servers, and the company is deploying Virtuozzo for Windows-based development servers. The long-term goal of the IT department is to deploy Virtuozzo on all production servers to significantly lower overall management, software and hardware costs.
“arvato mobile has joined the growing list of enterprises that are embracing Virtuozzo’s OS-level approach to server virtualization,” said Serguei Beloussov, SWsoft’s CEO. “The benefits of virtualization for resource-constrained IT departments are considerable, but only Virtuozzo offers the flexibility, scalability and fine-grained controls that are required if virtualization is going to become standard-issue in the data center.”
Server Virtualization for the Real World
Virtuozzo for Linux and Virtuozzo for Windows radically increase the power of enterprise servers by turning a single physical server into multiple isolated SWsoft is a recognized leader in server automation and virtualization software. With more than 10,000 customers in over 100 countries, SWsoft's suite of products delivers proven performance, reliability, manageability and value. Headquartered in the Washington, DC Technology Corridor with offices around the world, SWsoft is growing at more than 200 percent per year and is funded by Bessemer Venture Partners, Intel Capital and Insight Venture Partners. For more information about SWsoft, visit www.swsoft.com.