The Planet Helps Bring VPS into Mainstream by Offering Virtuozzo Powered Dedicated Servers

October 19, 2004
Virtualization Technologies Becoming More Common Dedicated Server Option

Herndon, VA and Dallas, TX — October 19, 2004 – Today, SWsoft, the established leader in hosting automation and server virtualization software, announced that The Planet Internet Services, Inc., a Dallas-based global provider of managed hosting and value-added data center services with over 25,000 servers, has launched its new Virtuozzo powered dedicated server offering to enable its partners to resell VPSs.

“Virtuozzo powered dedicated servers provide our customers with a new revenue stream through a number of offerings while improving service levels and hardware utilization,” said Lance Crosby, Chief Operating Operator, The Planet. “We had no choice but to select Virtuozzo when deciding which VPS technology to use. Virtuozzo provides the most proven, complete, and secure solution and is the most economically attractive option due to its leading performance and density.”

“We are pleased that The Planet has begun offering Virtuozzo powered dedicated servers to its large and growing customer base,” said Kurt Daniel, director of marketing, SWsoft. “VPS technologies are quickly becoming as ubiquitous in the hosting market as what occurred with control panels before. Over time, more hosting service providers will offer virtualization due to its effectiveness as a hosting solution.”

Exploiting New Scenarios with Virtuozzo

SWsoft powers 8 of the top 10 Web hosting service providers offering VPS solutions worldwide.

Virtuozzo is the only true VPS technology on the market with hundreds of thousands of VPSs in production across a full spectrum of services offerings including:

* True VPS – Offer VPSs cheaper and easier for customers looking for an alternative to dedicated servers coupled with self management browser-based backup and recovery Virtuozzo Power Panels.

* Advanced Shared -- Provide shared hosting from VPS with Quality of Services, customized application sets, seamless scalability and optional root control level, while keeping profit margins and automation at the same levels.

* Split Dedicated -- Offer Virtuozzo VPS powered servers that are easily controlled by Virtuozzo Management Console for customers and resellers to generate better revenues and profits per server and per customer while decreasing datacenter costs and capital expenses.

* Dynamic Dedicated – Serve one dedicated customer on a single VPS server with advanced self management, backup and recovery Virtuozzo Power Panels, eliminate the danger of DDoS as well as easily migrate customers between physical servers for planned downtime and upgrades.

* Split Shared – Offer a split server running 1000s of shared hosting accounts putting them into several VPSs to avoid server-wide DoS attacks. Migrate such VPSs with multiple accounts at once between physical servers for load balancing and unplanned downtime; use convenient Virtuozzo Power Panel for backup and recovery.

* Server Consolidation -- Consolidate billing, domain management, mail, provisioning, control panel, backup and other systems into a smaller number of better utilized servers delivering higher service levels. Manage through variety of tools including the Virtuozzo Management Console.

Virtuozzo for Linux & Windows Availability

Virtuozzo 2.6 for Linux is now available. The highly anticipated Virtuozzo 2.6 for Windows beta will ship this month with the same features, benefits, tools and interfaces of the Linux product.

About The Planet Internet Services

The Planet Internet Services, Inc. is a fast-growing, profitable provider of managed hosting and Internet infrastructure services for businesses and organizations that require entry-level to enterprise IT support. The Planet's value-added services include advanced server monitoring, database administration, managed data storage, security products, virtual private networks and backup services. Co-location services are available for those customers desiring to use their own Web servers and rely on the Company's advanced, fault-tolerant facilities and network infrastructure. The Planet's Server Matrix Division provides entry-level and small business dedicated servers and co-location offerings coupled with managed services and a customer support portal. For further information, visit, or

About SWsoft

SWsoft is the recognized leader in automation and server virtualization software for hosting service companies, communications providers, and enterprises. The company powers more than 70,000 servers for customers in over 100 countries. SWsoft’s products deliver industry-leading performance, stability and manageability for its customers to increase utilization of their limited IT resources. Headquartered in Herndon, VA, with offices around the world; SWsoft is a privately held, profitable company, offering comprehensive solutions including: Plesk, Virtuozzo, PEM, HSPcomplete and Confixx. For more information about SWsoft, visit

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