Cloud automation platform Plesk has announced the acquisition of UK-based SolusVM, a virtual server management system from OnApp. The SolusVM solution is used by thousands of service providers to offer Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) hosting to their customers.
Plesk has acquired the SolusVM assets for an undisclosed amount as it continues its growth strategy from a single server control panel to a “future-proof” cloud platform. This latest deal would allow Plesk to provide hosting service providers and web professionals a single application “that takes WebOps to the next level.”
SolusVM is a virtual private server (VPS) and IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service) management system designed to work with VPS hosting packages. It has a web-based, customizable user interface to manage VPSs. It integrates with popular billing systems and supports several of the most widely used virtualization technologies. These features would cater to the needs of hosting service providers, their resellers, and end-customers alike.
“We’re very happy to have Solus Virtual Manager and their complete VPS management solution on board,” says Nils Hueneke, CEO of Plesk. “SolusVM lets companies of any size manage virtual machines – from one central user interface, with security and ease. This makes it a breeze for hosting providers, resellers, and end-users to provision, manage and sell virtual machines. It also enables cloud-based infrastructure hosting based on the most popular virtualization platforms, like Xen, KVM, and OpenVZ.”
The SolusVM team, led by Phill Bandelow, will become an integral part of the growing Plesk R&D team. This acquisition would enable the team to accelerate development and innovation of the next version of SolusVM.
“We’re excited to join Plesk, and become part of a changing force in the hosting industry,” says Phill Bandelow, SolusVM Team Lead. “SolusVM fits naturally into the growing Plesk portfolio, providing new and compelling opportunities for our customer base. We’re excited about the new innovations we’ll bring to customers. And the new opportunities they’ll get from the WebOps services and automation that Plesk is known for.”
“Since our launch in 2010, we’ve helped build thousands of clouds for hosters and supported them as many grew from mass-market providers into a true managed services provider, with OnApp cloud at the core of their value proposition,” said Ditlev Bredahl, OnApp CEO. “Our focus today is on the MSP, telco and large hosting provider space. This move puts SolusVM customers in great hands with the mass-market industry experts at Plesk, and enables us to focus on growing our solutions for service providers – where OnApp excels at enabling MSPs and telcos to simplify the complexities of cloud and build a sustainable, profitable cloud services business.”