ISP-Planet: Virtuozzo Sings to Please
Aug 12, 2002, 21:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"You probably have not heard of SWSoft. Founded circa 1995 by
Serguei Beloussov, the company has been building a new hosting
solution that it calls HSB Complete. The company maintains offices
in Moscow, San Francisco, and Singapore.
"Designed with the help of chief software engineer Alexey
Kuznetsov, who has a reputation in the Linux community, the company
claims its HSB Complete 2.0, which was released on August 1, 2002,
offers better virtual server operations than its competitors.
"They key challenge, says Alex Plant, SWSoft's senior marketing
manager, was to give many users root access to a single server,
allowing a service provider to sell entry-level services that
resembled owning a dedicated server. The key technology is a piece
of server virtualization software that SWSoft calls "Virtuozzo." To
provide root access to, say, 150 different users, the company had
to figure out how to give each user a completely configurable
operating system that was nevertheless as small as possible. It was
like slicing an atom—breaking down something that many
assumed could not be cut..."