SWsoft, the established leader in server virtualization and hosting automation software, announced the introduction of Virtuozzo 2.6 for enterprises and hosting providers worldwide. Virtuozzo 2.6 is a major new release that adds more than 50 additional features to an already robust feature set. A wide variety of enterprise scenarios can be addressed by this latest release of Virtuozzo and include server consolidation, utility computing and more.
“Virtuozzo is the only virtualization software that was designed and developed from the ground up for production environments,” said Serguei Beloussov, CEO, SWsoft. “Virtuozzo 2.6 offers a complete and ‘no compromise’ solution to enterprises to help them make better use of their limited IT resources by decreasing cost and complexity while at the same time increasing flexibility and service levels. Enterprises can use Virtuozzo 2.6 for Linux/Unix now and simultaneously prepare for the eagerly anticipated Windows and Solaris releases in the coming months.”
“IT organizations must continue to do more with less in response to changing business mandates. Accordingly, server virtualization is an increasingly important component within broader adaptive infrastructure initiatives,” said Brian Richardson, senior program director at META Group, a leading provider of IT research, advisory services, and strategic consulting. “Naturally, we expect the enterprise data center server virtualization market to attract new offerings such as Virtuozzo from SWsoft. Beyond price and degree of application isolation and management, users should also consider software licensing ramifications, and the level of resource management integration when evaluating alternatives.”
The SWsoft approach focuses on virtualizing the operating system versus the hardware itself, resulting in dramatically low overhead and other distinct advantages.
In general, Virtuozzo has four essential capabilities for enterprises and hosting providers alike:
The Virtuozzo 2.6 release specifically focuses on the following key themes:
Virtuozzo for Linux/Unix, which supports both 32-bit and 64-bit platforms, is now available for lease or purchase (for as low as $299) on a per server licensing model. The forthcoming Windows and Solaris versions of Virtuozzo will be available Fall 2004.
To learn more about pricing, system requirements and features, visit www.sw-soft.com/en/products/virtuozzo/.
SWsoft is the recognized leader in automation and server virtualization software for hosting service companies, communications providers, and enterprises. The company powers more than 50,000 servers for customers in over 100 countries. SWsoft’s products deliver industry-leading performance, stability and manageability for its customers to increase utilization of their limited IT resources. Headquartered in Herndon, VA, with offices around the world; SWsoft is a privately held, profitable company, offering comprehensive solutions including: Plesk, Virtuozzo, PEM, HSPcomplete, and Confixx. For more information about SWsoft, visit www.sw-soft.com.