Hanover, Germany – (The Hosting News) – March 20, 2007 – Server automation and virtualization software firm, SWsoft, has announced that it intends to ship Virtuozzo Operating System Virtualization, bundled with SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 from Novell. SWsoft is a Silver Level partner in Novell’s PartnerNet Technology Partner program.
SWsoft will take a standard distribution of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and add the Virtuozzo software to deliver one integrated solution to customers. As a result, customers will have another choice for virtualization that leverages SUSE Linux Enterprise 10, the world’s most interoperable open platform for mission-critical computing.
Serguei Beloussov, CEO of SWsoft explained, “This is an important step forward for operating system virtualization to be offered together with one of the most popular enterprise-class Linux distributions in the world. We are pleased to partner with Novell to give customers ready access to an integrated virtualization solution and one place to turn for support.”
Holger Dyroff, Vice President of Product Management for SUSE Linux Enterprise remarked, “Novell is committed to offering a variety of virtualization choices. Every day customers tell us they want to lower costs and improve server utilization through virtualization with SUSE Linux Enterprise. By creating a bundle with Virtuozzo to deliver through the SWsoft channel, we see this as an opportunity to expand our customer base.”
Other SWsoft product, including Confixx, HSPcomplete, PEM, Plesk, Sitebuilder, may also be packaged with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server with support provided by SWsoft. SWsoft plans to make the Virtuozzo and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 bundle available worldwide in the second quarter. It will run on servers using X86, AMD64, EM64T and Itanium processors. Support for the software bundle will be provided by SWsoft and backed up, as necessary, by Novell for all the unmodified components of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.
According to a September 2006 IDC report, Virtuozzo from SWsoft grew the fastest among all virtualization technologies. In a November report, Gartner Group said that operating system virtualization will become mainstream by 2010.
According to the company, with SWsoft Virtuozzo, a single Linux operating system instance can be dynamically partitioned into multiple, highly-efficient and scalable virtual environments. Virtuozzo includes patented technology that enables density of up to hundreds of virtual environments on a single physical server. Unlike virtual machines and hypervisors, Virtuozzo addresses the challenges faced by today’s datacenters of operating system sprawl. Its unique architecture and management tools make it the ideal solution for provisioning, monitoring and managing virtualized server resources.
SWsoft is the maker of Virtuozzo operating system virtualization software, which allows a single Linux or Windows OS instance to be dynamically partitioned into multiple, highly-efficient virtual environments. The company joins the current SPEC member companies committed to developing a new virtualization measurement standard, which include AMD, Dell, Fujitsu Siemens, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, IBM, Sun Microsystems, and VMware.
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.