COMBELL GROUP of Belgium Launches Virtual Server Offering Powered by SWsoft Virtuozzo

January 11, 2008
January 11, 2008 – (HOSTEARCH.COM) – COMBELL GROUP announced a new line of virtual server hosting service plans powered by SWsoft ( Virtuozzo software.

Virtuozzo partitions a physical server into multiple, isolated containers to provide customers with an economical alternative to dedicated servers. COMBELL’s new offering gives customers control over their own virtual environment through root access and empowers them to perform application installation, backup and reboot processes.

"With SWsoft Virtuozzo, our new virtual server offering delivers exceptional performance and results, and allows our customers the flexibility to work how they want to work," said Frederik Poelman, technical director, COMBELL. "Virtuozzo's server density ratio, performance response rates, and streamlined administrative management tools allow us to easily manage large numbers of virtual environments without affecting the customer experience."

COMBELL’s services are built on a deep commitment to quality and innovation. As the only Belgian hosting company to achieve ISO 9001:2000 certification and an early adopter of the software-as-a-service (SaaS) business model, COMBELL keeps the customer at the center of its decision-making. Security, customer issue rates and ease of use were key criteria for selecting Virtuozzo to fuel its virtual server offerings.

"We are pleased that COMBELL GROUP has chosen Virtuozzo to power its new virtual sever offering," said Nils Hueneke, Hosting Europe, SWsoft. "COMBELL and its customers will benefit from our ongoing Open Fusion technology initiative to advance an open platform for hosting, as well as a commitment to quality and innovation that matches their own."

SWsoft Virtuozzo is the leading virtualization platform for service providers. The container-based virtualization software dynamically partitions a single Linux or Windows operating system instance into highly efficient and scalable virtual containers. Virtuozzo includes patented technology that enables density of up to hundreds of virtual containers per physical server. Each virtual container has the same performance and functionality as a stand-alone server and can be managed with Plesk, third-party control panels or in-house systems.

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. The Application Packaging Standard (APS) is a key element in this initiative and provides a format for software applications running on hosting platforms.

COMBELL is one of the leading internet hosting companies in the Benelux. In business since 1999, COMBELL currently manages over 60,000 domain names, over 15,000 websites and more than 500 physical servers. Offering customers a variety of offerings including shared, dedicated, and virtual-based hosting, domain name services, co-location, backup and fax services, COMBELL currently serves over 20,000 customers with a focus on support, reliability, speed and constant innovation.

SWsoft (soon to be renamed Parallels) is a worldwide leader in virtualization and automation software that optimizes computing for consumers, businesses, and service providers across all major hardware, operating system, and virtualization platforms. The SWsoft family of award-winning products currently optimizes more than 1 million desktops and servers for customers in 125 countries. Founded in 1999, SWsoft is a fast-growing company with 900 employees in North America, Europe, and Asia.

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