Herndon, Virginia – (The Hosting News) – January 25, 2007 – SWsoft will develop standard methods of comparing virtualization performance for data center servers, along with the Standard Performance Evaluation Corp. (SPEC), a non-profit organization that establishes, maintains and endorses standardized benchmarks to measure the performance of the newest generation of high-performance computers.
SWsoft is the maker of Virtuozzo operating system virtualization software, which allows a single Linux or Windows OS instance to be dynamically partitioned into multiple, highly-efficient virtual environments. The company joins the current SPEC member companies committed to developing a new virtualization measurement standard, which include AMD, Dell, Fujitsu Siemens, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, IBM, Sun Microsystems, and VMware.
Serguei Beloussov, CEO of SWsoft remarked, “As virtualization becomes a baseline technology in the data center, benchmarking of all types of virtualization technologies will be an important part of helping customers choose the right solution for their needs. We are looking forward to contributing to the process, which will help further adoption of virtualization.”
Walter Bays, President of SPEC added, “SPEC welcomes SWsoft and looks forward to its active participation in the virtualization working group. Virtualization is an important factor affecting IT, and the time is right for industry-standard methods of evaluating performance.”
According to a September 2006 IDC report, Virtuozzo from SWsoft grew the fastest among all virtualization technologies. In a November report, Gartner Group said that operating system virtualization will become mainstream by 2010. The Virtuozzo architecture enables each virtual environment to scale up to the full resources of the physical server and maintain performance at levels consistent with a native server. Virtuozzo enables density of up to hundreds of virtual environments on a single physical server.
SPEC is a non-profit organization that establishes, maintains and endorses standardized benchmarks to measure the performance of the newest generation of high-performance computers. Its membership comprises leading computer hardware and software vendors, universities, and research organizations worldwide.
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. With offices around the world; SWsoft is a high growth company, funded by Bessemer Venture Partners, Insight Venture Partners and Intel Capital, offering comprehensive solutions Ã¢â‚¬â€œ transparently integrated through the OPEN FUSION Initiative – including Virtuozzo, Plesk, SiteBuilder, HSPcomplete and PEM.
For more information about SPEC, please visit: www.spec.org.
To learn more about SWsoft, please visit: www.swsoft.com.