Herndon, Virginia – (The Hosting News) – October 17, 2007 – Virtualization software company, SWsoft, has released the beta version of Plesk 8.3 for Windows, designed as the first control panel to support Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and Internet Information Services 7.0 (IIS7).
SWsoft will be demonstrating the Plesk beta at the Windows Server 2008 Hosting Roadshow, which begins today in the United States with additional dates in cities worldwide. SWsoft Plesk software automates a large number of tasks, allowing service providers to reduce operating costs while increasing efficiency, profitability and customer satisfaction. The Plesk 8.3 beta program gives Windows users an opportunity to test a variety of new features in Plesk, as well as improvements to IIS7 such as the enhanced FastCGI module for faster, more reliable hosting.
Serguei Beloussov, CEO of SWsoft noted, ”As the first control panel to support Windows Server 2008 and IIS7, the Plesk 8.3 beta gives Windows customers an opportunity to provide us with valuable feedback to ensure product quality. Microsoft and SWsoft collaborated so that Windows customers can leverage our industry-leading Plesk control panel and ongoing Open Fusion technology initiative to take advantage of new Windows-based hosting opportunities.”
John Zanni, Managing Director of Worldwide Hosting in the Communications Sector at Microsoft observed, ”Microsoft is pleased to work with SWsoft to offer support for Windows Server 2008 and IIS7 in the next version of Plesk for Windows. SWsoft Plesk 8.3 customers will benefit from new features in IIS7 that directly benefit the hosting community to reduce total cost of ownership, improve manageability and go to market faster with new services.”
The Windows Server 2008 Hosting Roadshow is a free Microsoft event designed for Microsoft hosting partners, available at http://ws08hostingroadshow.msregistration.com. Plesk 8.3 for Windows is available for beta testing now with general availability expected later this year.
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 independent software vendors (ISVs) and service providers take full advantage of new opportunities in the market.
SWsoft is a virtualization and automation software firm with solutions designed to assist consumers, businesses, and service providers optimize technology use. The company’s software powers more than 130,000 servers and 600,000 desktops worldwide. The SWsoft product line includes Virtuozzo – the leading operating system virtualization solution, Parallels – the leading desktop virtualization product, and Plesk – the leading server control panel. Founded in 1999, the company has offices throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.
For more information about the beta program, please visit: www.swsoft.com/plesk83/beta.
To learn more about SWsoft, please visit: www.swsoft.com.