Today at LinuxWorld
Conference & Expo (February 14-17, 2005 at the Hynes Convention
Center), SWsoft, the established leader in hosting automation and
server virtualization software, announced the availability of
Virtuozzo 2.6.1 for Linux that features an all-new Virtuozzo Control
Center (VCC), Automatic Update Utility, Stateful Firewall Support, VPN
Support and more. In addition, SMS Central, Australia’s leading SMS
provider, announced it has purchased Virtuozzo to integrate within its
“With the growth in wireless communications, we are faced with
increasing demands on our infrastructure which include maintaining
reliable and affordable backup and redundancy solutions,” Aron Steg,
managing director, SMS Central. “Virtuozzo outperformed the
competition in these areas, offered more efficient scaling, and
delivered complete management tools which were very easy to use. We
currently use Virtuozzo to efficiently operate our new server
infrastructure with a dramatic 85% reduction in total costs.”
“SMS Central is an excellent testament to the value our customers
are seeing in Virtuozzo’s unique virtualization architecture and its
resulting near-zero overhead and fast performance,” said Kurt Daniel,
director of marketing, SWsoft. “Virtuozzo 2.6.1 for Linux delivers a
leading server virtualization solution through broad server
virtualization capabilities and a comprehensive set of powerful tools
necessary to take full advantage of the benefits of virtualizing
Major enhancements in Virtuozzo 2.6.1 for Linux/Unix include:
- Virtuozzo Control Center (VZCC) – Powerful and convenient
access to Virtuozzo from any computer with Internet access
with all-new Web-based administration tool.
- Auto-Update Utility – Easily maintain Virtuozzo software and
templates at the most current version with vzup2date utility.
- Virtuozzo Power Panel (VZPP) – New VZPP enhancements include a
network traffic usage summary report, search and sort
capabilities and a Plesk Install Wizard to enhance end-user
- Stateful Firewall – Improved and more definable firewall
support with ip_conntrack and ipt_state iptables modules
inside of a VPS.
- Virtual Private Networking (VPN) Support – Easy configuration
of VPN access for increased security for VPSs using the
Virtuozzo Server Virtualization — The Smart Alternative to
SWsoft is furthering its leadership in the Operating System (OS)
virtualization market with Virtuozzo for Linux 2.6.1. Virtuozzo server
virtualization for Linux/UNIX and Windows creates multiple isolated
Virtual Private Servers (VPSs) on a single physical server enabling
each VPS to perform and execute exactly like a stand-alone server.
The core benefits of Virtuozzo include:
- Unmatched Performance – The innovative OS virtualization
technology is a very thin layer that interacts with the
existing OS and hardware without adding system calls or
- Highest Scalability – Split a single physical server into tens
or hundreds of Virtual Private Servers (VPSs) with full
dedicated server functionality. Only solution proven for up to
16 CPU systems and up to 64 Gigs of RAM.
- Full Isolation – Each VPS is completely isolated. Files
changed in a particular VPS only effect that VPS and can not
damage the kernel or other VPSs.
- Complete Resource Management – Designate guaranteed minimums
and maximums for system resources such as CPU, memory, disk
and I/O. Automate responses and actions to resource
- Powerful Management Tools – Automated mass management of large
groups of servers and VPSs with fine grained browser-based,
command line and client tools and application templates.
- Instant ROI – Virtuozzo drives lower hardware, OS and
management costs providing a much more favorable total cost of
ownership and a faster ROI.
To learn more about system requirements and additional features,