Herndon, Virginia – (The Hosting News) – November 1, 2006 – Server virtualization and automation software company, SWsoft, has been chosen by Japanese Virtual Private Server (VPS) webhosting company, Clara Online, for its Virtuozzo virtualization and Plesk control panel software, to power its new Windows virtual dedicated server hosting offerings.
According to the company,
Clara Online’s new offering will be the first Windows VPS service available in Japan. Clara Online introduced the first Linux VPS offering with Virtuozzo in Japan in 2003. Like the Linux offering, the Virtuozzo for Windows-powered VPS offering is integrated with the Plesk control panel to improve functionality and ease-of-use for customers. The VPS hosting service uses Virtuozzo technology to provide multiple virtual servers on a single physical server. Each virtual server is given ”admin access rights” (administrator rights for Windows Server).
Designed to enable the user to install software and change the setup, which had not been possible with traditional web hosting technology, Clara Online will also introduce memory and CPU resource guaranteed service with server virtualization, called FPS service for Windows.
Noboru Sugiyama, Director of Communication Sector, Microsoft Japan K.K. remarked, ”We are excited that Clara Online has introduced Microsoft Windows Server 2003 for its fast selling Virtual Private Server lineup. Windows Server 2003 offers rich Web platform functionality and experience, and now by being offered by Clara Online as a part of its server services, the customer here in Japan will be able to further take advantage of Microsoft Web platform technology at the reasonable price.”
Kentaro Iemoto, President and CEO of Clara Online added, ”We’ve been asked by our customers to offer a Windows-based hosting solution such as ASP.NET. By teaming with SWsoft, we are able to offer a Windows VPS service for the first time in Japan to meet the needs of our customers. With the market-proven and powerful SWsoft virtualization solution, Clara Online’s Windows Virtual dedicated servers provide lower price points, yet premium values in performance and service for Windows hosting.”
Matthew Edmond, Managing Director of SWsoft KK commented, ”Clara Online has been successful with its VPS hosting offering and creative strategies. With Clara Online’s expertise in its Linux VPS offering, customers in Japan can confidently adopt the expanded Windows VPS service powered with Virtuozzo and Plesk software.”
SWsoft Virtuozzo is the leading operating system-level server virtualization software, which creates isolated partitions, or virtual environments, on a single physical server and operating system to make more efficient use of hardware, software and data center personnel. SWsoft Plesk is comprehensive multi-platform control panel software designed to meet the needs of small to large hosting providers. The software is easy to use and automates a large number of tasks that allow service providers to reduce operating costs and resources, while increasing profitability, efficiency and customer satisfaction. Availability Clara Online’s Windows VPS service is available later this month.
According to Clara Online, Inc., it is Japan’s leading independent web hosting provider based in Japan, with operations in Taiwan, Singapore, and China. In 2003, Clara Online was the first company to launch a Linux-based VPS service in Japan, and will be the first to launch a Windows-based VPS service in 2006. Clara manages a total of 5.1Gbps external connection at seven data centers located in Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Seoul and Singapore.
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 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ transparently integrated through the OPEN FUSION Initiative – including Virtuozzo, Plesk, SiteBuilder, HSPcomplete and PEM.
To learn more about Clara Online, please visit: www.clara.ad.jp.
For more information about SWsoft, please visit: www.swsoft.com.