With a series of announcements SWsoft relevealed it just acquired several competing companies in the hosting space.
In details SWsoft now owns:
- Sphera (as revelead two weeks ago by TheMarker and confirmed by virtualization.info)
Sphera provides automation, provisioning, virtualization and management software for hosting companies, telecoms and enterprises. It has been a pioneer in developing SaaS and hosting solutions since its founding in 1999 and has partnerships with IBM, Microsoft and Mitsui. Leading telecom providers such as AT&T, Japan Telecom and Telecom Italia utilize Sphera’s platform to serve 150,000 businesses and more than one million end users with hosted applications.
The popular Ensim Pro control panel product is used worldwide by consumers, businesses and service providers. There are two versions of Ensim Pro — for Linux and Windows operating systems — used to automate the process of setting up and managing web servers, e-mail accounts, and software applications.
- PSOFT (division of Comodo)
PSOFT is a premier automation software vendor for hosting companies and data centers. The product portfolio includes the H-Sphere control panel, H-Sphere Single Server Edition, CP+ dedicated server management, SiteStudio website builder, NOC Monkey remote server provisioning, and the Linux-based Free VPS solution. Existing PSOFT customers will receive product support through SWsoft.
Despite the operations are not directly related to virtualization industry, they provide SWsoft a deep knowledge about automation which can be easily applied to virtualization plaftorms.
More than that, these acquisitions promote SWsoft as undisputed leader in hosting industry, making the firm a very interesting acquisition for several kind of companies.