Virtualization software company, SWsoft, has debuted the beta version of its Virtuozzo 4.0 operating system (OS) software for data centers, recently demonstrated at VMworld in the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco.
According to the company, SWsoft Virtuozzo is different from traditional hardware virtualization solutions in that it dynamically partitions a single Linux or Windows operating system instance into highly efficient and scalable virtual environments or ”containers.” Virtuozzo is the only virtualization solution that enables dozens to hundreds of containers to immediately and automatically leverage real hardware, resulting in exceptional datacenter efficiency from administrative, ROI, and energy-consumption perspectives.
Virtuozzo 4.0’s improved OS virtualization technology solves many of the common performance, density, usability and infrastructure compatibility issues that plague traditional hardware virtualization solutions via a number of improvements and new features, including:
• Enhanced Usability – A redesigned interface that offers access to centralized resources, such as easy-to-use application templates and sample containers, plus streamlined installation;
• High Availability – Virtuozzo 4.0 includes several new options to drive uptime, such as Red Hat and Windows Server 2003 clustering services, as well as real-time backups across Linux and Windows platforms;
• Complete Management Flexibility – Arrange and manage virtual containers and Virtuozzo servers according to either the actual hardware infrastructure, or logically group them according to user preference.
Andreas Gauger, Chairman of 1 and 1 Internet remarked, ”We’ve used Virtuozzo since February 2006 to offer high-performance VPS solutions to thousands of customers, with only a minimal increase in real server resources. We’re looking forward to implementing Virtuozzo version 4 and making use of its new features to provide our customers with an even higher level of service.”
Serguei Beloussov, CEO of SWsoft added, ”Virtuozzo 4.0 is a major step forward in our mission to provide customers with a solution that addresses multiple key barriers to service provider profitability - namely revenue per square foot, manageability and uptime. Integration with our complete line of automation, billing, and management solutions through our OPEN FUSION initiative makes Virtuozzo the most complete solution for service providers.”
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