Burlington, Massachusetts – (The Hosting News) – December 19, 2006 – Server virtualization and automation software company, SWsoft, has expanded its joint development and marketing relationship with storage management software firm, Acronis, Inc.
Acronis will provide OEM versions of its True Image Server for Linux and Windows, to work with SWsoft’s Plesk 8.1 control panel software. The stand-alone solution, which also works with other control panels, enables service providers to offer back-up and recovery capabilities with dedicated hosting packages. Two versions of the software will be available exclusively through SWsoft. Acronis True Image Light provides basic system protection and recovery of servers with minimal downtime, while Acronis True Image Pro is a comprehensive version that gives service providers more protection and functionality including remote back-ups, incremental back-ups, high compression capability, back-up sharing across networks, among other features.
Serguei Beloussov, CEO of the Herndon, VA-based SWsoft explained, ”Acronis and SWsoft have a long history of working together to deliver comprehensive, high-performance software solutions for the hosting industry. This partnership supports our OPEN FUSION strategy to create a unified hosting ecosystem by advancing the integration of SWsoft products with a range of systems, applications and solutions.”
Walter Scott, CEO of Acronis added, ”For more than two years now, Acronis has been focusing intensely on delivering enterprise-class virtualization tools. This agreement builds on the joint development partnership the companies announced in September 2004 and incorporates SWsoft’s Open Fusion technology initiative into our next-generation Acronis True Image Server applications for Windows and Linux. This could not have been done without the cooperation of the engineering resources of SWsoft’s Developer Network.”
OPEN FUSION is a SWsoft technology initiative designed to move SWsoft’s entire line of products to a common platform to advance integration among a wide range of systems, third-party applications and modules, and custom and in-house solutions. The platform reduces time-to-market for service offerings and enhances integration with single sign-on, a consistent user interface, unified application and license management, and improved infrastructure manageability.
Acronis offers storage management solutions that are designed to be technically advanced for mission-critical applications and easy to use. The company provides disaster recovery, backup and restore, partitioning, data migration, and other storage management and virtualization products for enterprises, small-to- midsize businesses, and consumers. A global company, Acronis has offices in the United States, Europe and Asia and sells its products both direct and through resellers and retail outlets.
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.
For more information about Acronis, please visit: www.acronis.com.
To learn more about SWsoft, please visit: www.swsoft.com.