Server Automation Firm SWsoft Moves to Support Intel

August 1, 2005
August 1, 2005 - (HOSTSEARCH.COM) - Server automation and virtualization software firm SWsoft today announced that as part of its 64-bit road map, Virtuozzo for Linux server virtualization software now supports Intel Itanium–based servers. Virtuozzo provides true 64-bit support including individual virtual private servers (VPSs) enabling customers to take full advantage of Itanium processor features for virtualized applications and infrastructure.

The benefits of Intel Itanium architecture include support for large addressable memory, faster floating-point calculations, and improved parallel processor performance. Each Virtuozzo VPS comes with full Quality of Service (QoS) guarantees and the ability to automatically scale to the full server based on resource requirements.

“Our support of the Itanium processor distinguishes Virtuozzo from other server virtualization technologies because we provide complete 64-bit support,” said Serguei Beloussov, CEO, SWsoft. “While hardware emulation companies only offer host-level support, Virtuozzo fully utilizes the computing power of 64-bit Itanium-based servers. As a result of our unique operating system level architecture, Virtuozzo provides near-zero overhead and class-leading scalability for production environments and is ideal for the most demanding 32 and 64-bit applications.”

“SWsoft has created a server virtualization and resource management solution for high-end computing that takes advantage of the power of Intel Itanium processor–based systems,” said Melissa Laird, general manager of Intel’s Developer Relations Division. “We are pleased that the 64-bit Itanium architecture contributes to the performance of SWsoft Virtuozzo.”

Unmatched Server Virtualization Extended

Virtuozzo server virtualization for Linux and Windows creates multiple isolated Virtual Private Servers (VPSs) on a single physical server enabling each VPS to perform and execute exactly like a stand-alone server. Unlike other hardware emulation approaches to virtualization, Virtuozzo provides Operating System (OS) level virtualization.

Customers recently selecting Virtuozzo include Adaptive Instruments, AT-Link, Bertelsmann AG, Bull Technologies, Gilbane, HCT, Interdominios, Jack Henry & Associates, SMS Central, TekTonic, WebCT and hundreds of others across North America, Europe and Asia.

The core benefits of Virtuozzo include:

• High Performance – Efficient technology with near-zero overhead

• Expansive Hardware and Software Support – Complete platform parity and interaction with existing OS and hardware; fully supports native 32 and 64-bit systems, 16-CPU SMP support and 64 GB of RAM

• Unmatched Scalability and Density – A single physical server can house tens or hundreds of VPSs with each VPS scaling up to the full capacity of the server

• Complete Isolation – Each VPS is completely isolated for maximum security; one VPS cannot affect another VPS on the same server

• Robust Resource Management – Complete control over CPU, memory, disk and network I/O

• High Availability – Migrate VPS(s) quickly from one server to another with minimal downtime

• Powerful Toolsets – Self management of large and potentially remote groups of servers and VPSs with a full set of administrative and VPS owner web-based, client and command line tools

• Open Architecture and API – Built on industry standards and ready for 3rd party developers, ISVs and OEMs

• Rapid ROI – Virtuozzo drives lower hardware, software and management costs minimizing total cost of ownership and facilitating rapid ROI

Virtuozzo Availability

Virtuozzo for Linux is now available for Itanium 2 processors. Virtuozzo for Windows recently shipped and is available for download at

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