SWsoft Announces PEM To Support Microsoft Technologies

00:00:00 - 12 August 2004

PEM Support of Windows Hosting, Exchange and SharePoint Poised to Accelerate Provider Growth

Herndon, VA — August 12, 2004 - Today, SWsoft, the established leader in hosting automation and server virtualization software, announced that PEM, the leading carrier grade OSS/BSS solution, fully supports Microsoft technologies including Windows Hosting, Hosted Exchange and Hosted SharePoint. PEM provides robust support of these Microsoft technologies and now enables providers to offer messaging, collaboration, portal and other services through a single solution.

"Hosting is rapidly evolving into important new areas such as messaging and collaboration," said Kurt Daniel, director of marketing, SWsoft. "Microsoft continues to make Windows, IIS, ASP.NET, Exchange and SharePoint more suitable for service providers. Now there is no limit for Hosters, ISPs and Telcos to take advantage of new revenue opportunities on the Microsoft platform by leveraging SWsoft's PEM solution. Now, Linux-only hosters who have no experience or trained support on Windows can use PEM to easily manage and grow their business to take advantage of the rapid adoption of Windows hosting."

Deploying What You Know: Microsoft Technologies
SWsoft and Microsoft are assisting the hosting community in expanding beyond Web hosting. With Microsoft Exchange and SharePoint, providers can offer a diverse set of offerings and attract a broad range of new customers.

By exclusively selecting SWsoft, hosting providers can recognize significant benefits from truly integrated technologies, industry standard hosting components, decreased training and support costs, and faster time to market.

SWsoft's PEM platform supports the following Microsoft technologies:

  • Hosted Exchange - Scalable and rich e-mail, messaging and collaboration services built on Microsoft Exchange 2003.
  • Hosted SharePoint - Provisioning of a secure Web-based system for shared files, calendars and contact lists.
  • ASP.NET - Advanced application development and deployment while running IIS6 in worker isolation mode and complete integration of ASP.NET Code Access Security.
  • MPS - Microsoft Provisioning System (MPS) for the automation of Windows Server management tasks.
  • Active Deployment System - Active system for the deployment of Windows Operating Systems and applications.
  • Application Support - Incorporates numerous custom and 3rd party developer applications built on the Microsoft platform.

SWsoft's PEM For Virtually Any Service Offering
PEM Operations Support System (OSS) and Business Support System (BSS) is a 3rd generation, distributed, modular, multi-tier hosting automation platform that is scalable to millions of customer accounts, customizable on all levels, extendable with custom modules and can be easily integrated into a provider's existing infrastructure.

PEM OSS provides centralized resource management, service provisioning and infrastructure management. PEM's BSS performs multi-tier resource usage accounting and billing. These OSS and BSS solutions were designed to be interoperable and tightly integrated but can be deployed and used separately.

Due to its modular design and extreme flexibility, PEM can accommodate the specific business requirements of practically any service provider and the provisioning and management of any current or future service offering.

"After extensive research and evaluation, we found PEM to be the one truly unique system that delivered upon its promise for both Windows and Linux environments," said Paul Beckelheimer, Chief Operating Officer, Data393. "There really is nothing that compares to the way it meets our requirements at providing a scalable and extensible architecture that is virtually limitless. PEM is the one solution that meets our internal needs while supporting the requirements of our resellers and customers with its ability to successfully deploy and manage new offerings."

The benefits of leveraging PEM OSS/BSS include lower cost and complexity, faster time-to-market with new offerings, and the ability to more effectively attract, upsell and retain customers.

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 60,000 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 www.sw-soft.com.


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