Herndon, Virginia – (The Hosting News) – December 13, 2006 – Server virtualization and automation software company, SWsoft, has released its Plesk Expand 2.1, including new features to facilitate central management of Plesk servers, with wider support for operating systems.
Serguei Beloussov, Chief Executive Officer of SWsoft explained, ”This latest release of Plesk Expand follows a development process focused on quality and includes new features to help service providers manage Plesk servers with greater efficiency. As a result of our OPEN FUSION initiative, Plesk Expand now includes greater OS support and improved integration with our Virtuozzo OS-level virtualization technology.”
One key feature in Plesk Expand 2.1 is a new client/domain migration capability that enables administrators to move an account from one Plesk server to another. The software also allows service providers to manage Plesk domain aliases from a centralized DNS solution. The software adds support for Red Hat Fedora Core 4, CentOS4 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.
Additional key features include:
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Centralized Trouble Ticketing Support Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Enables service providers to manage trouble tickets for Plesk servers from a single point using powerful HelpDesk solutions such as Kayako SupportCenter and Cerberus HelpDesk.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ License Auto-update — Allows administrators to upgrade keys automatically with an option to renew SUS.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ VZ Templates Ã¢â‚¬â€œ VZ template distribution includes easy installation in Virtuozzo nodes.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Single Startup Script Ã¢â‚¬â€œ New script enables service providers to easily control Plesk Expand on daemons, Apache and MySQL.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ VZCC Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Virtuozzo Control Center web panel will be available for Plesk Servers installed in Virtuozzo.
Romeo Marra, Managing Partner of EntirelyDigital.com added, ”With every new release, Plesk and Plesk Expand become more cost effective and easier to use in our hosting environment. New features like server-to-server client migration and a more advanced trouble ticketing solution are why SWsoft and Plesk are the clear choice for any serious hosting service provider.”
Plesk Expand is an important part of the Plesk suite of products that combines multiple Plesk servers into an integrated hosting platform. Plesk Expand gives hosting professionals the ability to centrally manage Linux, FreeBSD and Windows Plesk servers. Plesk Expand 2.1 is available from SWsoft and its partners worldwide for as low as $199 per server with unlimited domains.
OPEN FUSION is a SWsoft technology initiative to move its 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.
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 on the new software, please visit: www.swsoft.com/plesk/expand.
To learn more about SWsoft, please visit: www.swsoft.com.