Herndon, Virginia – (The Hosting News) – April 5, 2007 – Server virtualization software firm, SWsoft, has released a a new version of its PEM automation platform for native Windows environments, in response to growing demand from service providers and enterprises with Microsoft Datacenters.
PEM is designed to deliver a mechanized hosting platform that reduces operational costs by as much as five dollars a month per customer by allowing service providers to fully automate services. PEM achieves this by integrating a web storefront, provisioning workflow, domain registration, payment gateways, service plan management, reseller functionality and customer control panels. PEM for Windows endeavors to enable businesses that operate in a 100% Microsoft environment to lower their total cost of ownership by offering an SWsoft automation solution without introducing a Linux server into their datacenter. The solution makes it easier for service providers to launch and manage Windows services, including Windows-based web hosting offers, Windows-based virtualization solutions, Hosted Microsoft Exchange and Hosted Windows SharePoint Services.
Serguei Beloussov, CEO of SWsoft remarked, â€œThe new PEM solution makes it more cost-effective to deliver carrier-class billing and automation services to hosting providers who operate in a Windows-only environment. PEMâ€™s customizable framework draws on the expertise of SWsoftâ€™s OPEN FUSION initiative to deliver modern hosting technologies that can be integrated with both SWsoft and non-SWsoft services on any platform.â€
John Zanni, Director of Worldwide Hosting at Microsoft Corp. added, â€œBy making its PEM solution available on the Windows platform, SWsoft is responding to the needs of many large service providers and enterprises that operate Microsoft-centric datacenters utilizing Microsoft technology. We are excited to work with SWsoft to bring the benefits of the PEM solution and the Microsoft platform to more customers.â€
The new version of PEM is built on top of Microsoft Windows Server platform technologies, including the Microsoft Solution for Hosted Messaging and Collaboration, Active Directory, Internet Information Services, Microsoft Domain Name System and Microsoft SQL Server. PEM for Windows is available now from SWsoft. Pricing is based on the number of services offered and the amount of customization required, and has not changed as a result of the new platform support.
SWsoft PEM is a customizable data center automation solution that allows service providers to more efficiently manage their infrastructure. With PEMâ€™s modular design and flexible architecture, a system can expand to include new services and scale to several millions of customers.
OPEN FUSION is an SWsoft technology initiative to improve integration among a wide range of systems, third-party applications and modules, and custom and in-house solutions. The OPEN FUSION platform enables optimized delivery of software-as-a-service (SaaS) and traditional hosting services to help ISVs and service providers take full advantage of new opportunities in the market.
OPEN FUSION is an SWsoft technology initiative to improve integration among a wide range of systems, third-party applications and modules, and custom and in-house solutions. The OPEN FUSION platform enables optimized delivery of SaaS and traditional hosting services to help ISVs and service providers take full advantage of new opportunities in the market.
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 â€“ transparently integrated through the OPEN FUSION Initiative – including Virtuozzo, Plesk, SiteBuilder, HSPcomplete and PEM.
To learn more about SWsoft, please visit: www.swsoft.com.