Herndon, Virginia – (The Hosting News) – April 9, 2007 – Server virtualization firm, SWsoft, will present at the SWsoft 2007 Global Hosting Summit, May 7-9 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Reston, Virginia. Sponsors for this yearâ€™s event represent technology companies, such as Microsoft, AMD, Intel, Novell and IBM.
Agenda highlights include software-as-a-service (SaaS), virtualized hosting, OPEN FUSION and automation futures.
The 2007 Summit begins with an evening reception on Monday, May 7, and will conclude on Wednesday, May 9 at 4 p.m. Featured speakers include:
â€¢ Serguei Beloussov, CEO of SWsoft, will describe the state of the hosting industry and trends, including SaaS, based on SWsoftâ€™s unique industry perspective and global customer base.
â€¢ Melanie Posey, analyst for IDC, will provide expert analysis of the hosting industry and trends.
â€¢ John Zanni, director of Worldwide Hosting, Microsoft, will present new opportunities for web hosters who are looking to offer services on the Windows Server Platform. He will also discuss SaaS and Microsoft Live.
â€¢ Isabel Wang, industry consultant, and David Snead, attorney, will discuss industry trends and how to identify and isolate legal risks that may arise as business models develop.
â€¢ Hillary Stiff, principal, Cheval Capital, will discuss the value of hosting from an investor perspective by looking at recent deals and transactions.
â€¢ Top-level executives from AMD, Intel, Novell, IBM, OpenXchange, Sedo, Comodo and VeriSign will present solutions to make hosting more efficient and profitable.
â€¢ Innovative smaller companies will deliver rapid-fire pitches on interesting technology developments.
Kurt Daniel, Vice President of Marketing and Alliances at SWsoft offered, “Weâ€™ve put together an agenda that includes more networking and training, as well as sessions that highlight new business opportunities for hosting providers, such as virtualization and SaaS. The Summit is fast-becoming one of the premier events in the hosting industry and interest in this yearâ€™s event is high among our growing global ecosystem of partners and beyond.â€
A detailed agenda of planned sessions and activities is available at www.swsoft.com/summit/agenda.
Register, Reserve Hotel by April 15
SWsoft expects more than 300 attendees representing over 20 countries to attend. Space is limited and registration and hotel accommodations are subject to availability. To register or become a sponsor, visit www.swsoft.com/summit.
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.