BIRMINGHAM, UK and HERNDON, Va. – December 20, 2006 - SWsoft, a recognized leader in automation and virtualization software, today announced that Hosted is using SWsoft PEM automation and billing software platform for its new shared Linux and Windows hosting services, launched on December 15.
We approached SWsoft on October 15 for a full implementation of PEM by December 15, said Shaun Curtis, principal, Validate Ltd., a privately-held company that owns the Hosted brand. SWsoft guided us through a well-organized process to develop, design and install a customized PEM solution in less than eight weeks.
Hosted is using PEM software to deliver end-to-end customer services, including an online storefront, mechanized provisioning, billing and customer self-service through web-based control panels. In addition to the main site, which targets customers in the United Kingdom (UK), Hosted is planning to launch additional sites for customers in the United States (US), Spain and Ireland, using the services of branded resellers and billing in each country’s accepted currency – dollars, pounds or euros.
The PEM implementation at Hosted demonstrates how the SWsoft services team can rapidly customize the standard modules to deploy a unique solution, said Serguei Beloussov, chief executive officer, SWsoft. Once PEM is deployed, providers can use the robust API and SDK to further customize their offerings and adapt the platform for new services.
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SWsoft PEM is a customizable data center billing and automation solution that allows service providers to more efficiently manage their infrastructure. With PEM’s modular design and flexible architecture, a system can expand to include new services and scale to several millions of customers.
As part of the SWsoft OPEN FUSION technology initiative, SWsoft is moving PEM and its entire line of products to a common platform to advance integration among a wide range of systems, third-party applications and modules, and custom and in-house solutions.
Hosted is the trading name of Validate Ltd., a privately-held company based in Birmingham, UK. Validate is run by a management team with considerable operational experience in the UK hosting market. Its directors have held senior positions in some of the UK’s largest web hosting companies. For more information, visit www.hosted.co.uk
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 award-winning products delivers proven performance, manageability and value. SWsoft is a high-growth company funded by Bessemer Venture Partners, Insight Venture Partners and Intel Capital. For more information about SWsoft, visit www.swsoft.com.