SWsoft's Virtuozzo software has been identified in an industry survey by IDC as the fastest growing among all vendors in the virtualisation technology market.
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The research firm found that Virtuozzo had a 98% growth rate for worldwide industry sales of virtualisation software for the 2004-05 period. Other vendors were experiencing a 67% growth rate, resulting in revenues topping $560m for the same period. According to IDC, the virtualisation market is expected to grow to $15bn worldwide by 2009.
SWsoft’s Virtuozzo operating system-level server virtualisation technology allows for a single Linux or Windows OS instance to be partitioned into multiple, highly-efficient virtual environments.
"Our sales momentum is a reflection of our highly-efficient operating system-level Virtuozzo technology, along with its management capabilities for physical servers and virtual environments," says Serguei Beloussov, chief executive officer, SWsoft.
"We will enhance those with management and automation tools that will allow customers to further maximise the benefits gained through virtualised resources," he adds.
"Overall, IDC views virtual machines as a foundational technology to the dynamic IT," explains John Humphreys, programme director with IDC's Enterprise Platform Group.
"Virtualisation, which decouples the application from the underlying hardware, allows the customer to create service-oriented infrastructure whereby they can begin to manage services and employ policy-based automation to manage and deliver the underlying infrastructure."