Herndon, Virginia – (The Hosting News) – September 28, 2005 – Web hosting automation company, SWsoft, has officially announced the OPEN FUSION platform for the web hosting industry. OPEN FUSION is an open and connected technology initiative for advancing the integration of a wide range of web hosting systems including 3rd party modules, in-house systems, and the full range of SWsoft products and solutions.
Resulting benefits of this platform vision include reduced time to market for service offerings, more automated and integrated systems with single sign-on and consistent UI, and improved overall infrastructure manageability.
Warren Adelman, COO, Go Daddy explained the benfits of the new offering, ”SWsoft has the widest range of automation and virtualization solutions, many of which have already been successfully incorporated into our business. We look forward to influencing and participating in OPEN FUSION and see clear value in being able to offer broader services, obtain the highest levels of product and support quality, and reduce complexity and effort spent with in-house and third party integration.”
”One unified hosting standard is something that will help create a more unified experience for users and increased revenue and margins for hosting providers,” said Jeremy Christ, Business Development Director, ModernGigabyte, LLC. ”Our new advanced billing solution, ModernBill, is already integrated into Plesk, creating a new attractive solution for end customers seeking complementary hosting package options.”
”SWsoft has focused on developing solutions that are not only innovative and cutting edge but that deliver real business value,” said Jeff Reinis, VP Product Management, The Planet. ”We see the OPEN FUSION strategy solving exactly what the industry needs – more integrated solutions to offer more services at higher profit. We’re excited to partner with SWsoft and others on this important project.”
Serguei Beloussov, CEO, SWsoft added, ”Through joint collaboration with industry partners and providers, OPEN FUSION will enable a new generation of highly integrated services that can help grow the overall hosting market by an order of magnitude. Our company is in a unique position to support this initiative with the highest level of commitment, our broad set of multi-platform products, rapidly growing partner ecosystem and largest hosting software Research and Development team.”
OPEN FUSION is a multi-year initiative that will be delivered by SWsoft and its growing number of industry partners to directly address market needs for improved integration. This program will be fully supported, documented, maintained and promoted and will incorporate comprehensive training.
Core Components of OPEN FUSION include:
Consolidated API – Open XML/web services based protocols with consistent vocabulary
Pluggable, Integrated UI – Complete guidelines, common vocabulary and graphical elements
Authorization Engine – Provides profile management, identity management and session management; integrates well with existing authentication and authorization solutions
Licensing – Common licensing across products with KA (Key Administration) as an example
Version Management – API and products consistently support multiple versions
Safe Updates – Supported and seamless updates and upgrades
Localization – common API for localization and changing language setting for all integrated applications simultaneously
Documentation – Single comprehensive description and OPEN roadmap for all of the above OPEN FUSION components
All existing SWsoft products, including Plesk, SiteBuilder, Virtuozzo, HSPComplete, and PEM are moving to the OPEN FUSION platform and will leverage and provide the core components. SWsoft will strongly support the efforts of other ISVs who join this collaborative initiative.
OPEN FUSION integration will be delivered in stages and delivered in line with future industry and SWsoft product releases:
OPEN FUSION V0 – Available now with Plesk/Expand, Virtuozzo/Plesk, HSPcomplete/Plesk, and an increasing number of 3rd party partners as examples
OPEN FUSION V1 – Will be delivered in 2006 with complete SWsoft product integration (including PEM), additional partners, improved API and additional common framework elements
OPEN FUSION V2 – To be shipped in 2007 with advanced performance, UI and broad range of applications further optimized specifically for OPEN FUSION by industry partners
For further information on SWsoft OPEN FUSION, please visit: www.swsoft.com/openfusion.