Herndon, Virginia – (The Hosting News) – May 5, 2006 – Website hosting automation company, SWsoft, has developed new features for customized hosted exchange and shared and virtual private hosting with its PEM 2.5 Hosted Application and Services Platform Upgrade.
PEM version 2.5 is for telecom carriers, large Internet service providers, and large hosting service providers. Â Several new customers, including Reliance Infocom and ExchangeMyMail have adopted the upgraded hosted application and services platform which contains more than 50 enhancements including several features that were developed and integrated on behalf of direct customer feedback.
Doug Johnson, Senior Product Manager for Solutions at SWsoft commented, ”SWsoft takes a partnership approach so PEM adopters can provide input to our development process. PEM 2.5 incorporates several features that we developed on behalf of our partners so they could configure the platform to deliver a broader combination of differentiated services.”
New improvements added to the core PEM solution include:
Â·Â Linux Shared Hosting – Added support for mail clustering for improved uptime and reliability, FTP authentication using LDAP, and domain name forwarding inside an HTML frame for enhanced service branding.
Â·Â Windows Shared Hosting – Included support for PHP4 within IIS Web hosting, support for Windows streaming applications, DotNetNuke support, as well as important security and anti-virus support features.
Â·Â Hosted Exchange – In support of the Microsoft Hosted Messaging and Collaboration (HMC 3.5) platform, PEM now includes enhanced control of mailbox size limits, support for all types of public folder shares, detailed control of public folder size limits, and improved control over Exchange access methods such as RPC-over-HTTP.
Â·Â Virtual Private Hosting – All features provided by the Virtuozzo Power Panel are now available through a single interface with a single login. In addition, PEM can now create and manage VPSs with a pre-installed Plesk control panel.
Â·Â System Architecture – PEM 2.5 delivers improved flexibility working with external DNS servers, improved account management using LDAP, enhanced notification of new service delivery, and improved hot fix automation.
Â·Â Improved Customization – Several new control panel customization features were added, including the ability to hide or show capabilities if they are not offered to the customer, support for external menu items directly in PEM, and the ability for providers to create and group proprietary web applications.
Several PEM 2.5 enhancements, such as the ability to add menu items from external systems, enhance PEMâ€™s position as the platform of choice for service providers who want to offer differentiated services to their customers.
PEM is a datacenter automation solution that allows service providers to automate the operational and billing processes associated with hosted service offerings. The solution automates the entire customer life-cycle, from accepting orders using an online storefront through provisioning, billing, and customer service.Â End user customers utilize the PEM multi-level, web-based interface to order and configure services without contacting their service provider and without having a detailed knowledge of server scripting.
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. SWsoft offers comprehensive solutions â€“ transparently integrated through the Open Fusion Initiative – including Virtuozzo, Plesk, SiteBuilder, HSPcomplete and PEM.
For more information about SWsoft, visit www.swsoft.com.