Herndon, Virginia – (The Hosting News) – May 25, 2006 – Server virtualization and automation software company, SWsoft, has entered into a strategic partnership with Fotolia, the first public, worldwide marketplace for royalty-free stock images. The agreement enables SWsoft hosting providers to come directly to SWsoft to resell Fotolia’s database of 600,000 plus images and illustrations.
Serguei Beloussov, CEO of SWsoft explained, ”We are excited to offer to our channel partners and customers a new way of adding affordable third party services such as Fotolia’s royalty free images. Most websites and blogs need images and with Fotolia’s unique technology and service provider business model, we aim to provide a solution at a very attractive price point. Now, with our special arrangement with Fotolia, hosting service providers can come to us directly to offer literally hundreds of thousands of high quality images at bargain prices to their end customers.”
Oleg Tscheltzoff, President of Fotolia commented, ”SWsoft already has more than ten thousand customers that use a multitude of services for creating and managing websites, blogs, newsletters, and more. With our fast growing database of stock images, we can help hosting customers save up to 90% of their current budget for stock images. Additionally, through SWsoft’s OPEN FUSION initiative, SWsoft products offer an easy and open API that makes the integration of our service into their solutions very simple.”
According to the company, Fotolia offers one of the fastest growing databases of royalty-free images, photos and illustrations. Once an image is purchased, it can be used as long and as often as necessary for website illustrating, digital advertising, blogs, newsletters, print campaigns, package designs, or printing on T-shirts and mugs. This is possible with a standard royalty-free license with prices starting as low as $1.00 per image.
Hosting service providers can work directly with SWsoft to receive additional discounts and promotional opportunities to add royalty free images and illustrations to their hosting business. Leading hosting service providers such as 1and 1 are already generating additional revenue by using Fotolia’s royalty free image service.
Fotolia is an inclusive, global community in which photographers and designers come together to form a marketplace free from traditional royalties and rights management. The website allows photographers and designers of all levels to share and monetize their profession while allowing graphic artists, web designers, arts directors, marketing professionals, and consumers to obtain high quality, legal digital stock images for as low as $1. Launched in early November 2005, Fotolia’s digital image marketplace has acquired over 600,000 images in its database and more than 60,000 international members.
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 – transparently integrated through the OPEN FUSION Initiative – including Virtuozzo, Plesk, SiteBuilder, HSPcomplete and PEM.
To learn more about Fotolia, please visit: www.fotolia.com.
For more information about SWsoft, please visit: www.swsoft.com.