Plesk, the leading WebOps platform provider, recently announced that it has acquired the VPS (virtual private server) and IaaS (infrastructure-as-a-service) management system called SolusVM from OnApp.
SolusVM (Solus Virtual Manager) platform allows enterprises to manage OpenVZ, Xen and KVM virtual machines from a single point. It comes with a web-based and customizable user interface using which customers can easily manage the virtual servers.
The VPS management system of SolusVM is designed for cloud service providers (CSPs) and resellers, which supports several billing systems and virtualization technologies.
With the acquisition, Plesk aims to provide CSPs and web professionals a single solution for web operations.
“We’re very happy to have Solus Virtual Manager and their complete VPS management solution on board. SolusVM lets companies of any size manage virtual machines – from one central user interface, with security and ease. Firstly, makes it a breeze for service providers, resellers and end-users to provision, manage and sell virtual machines. Secondly, it’s the first choice for providing cloud-based infrastructure hosting, based on the most popular virtualization platforms, like Xen, KVM, and OpenVZ.” – Nils Hueneke, Plesk CEO
Plesk’s expanded portfolio of services will allow customers to control more VPS accounts, and access broader set of hosting solutions to run, automate and scale apps, sites and businesses.
“This acquisition will also propel forward development and innovation of the next version of SolusVM,” wrote Plesk in a blog post.
Earlier this year, Plesk had partnered with Acronis to enable hosting and cloud service providers to easily back up Plesk servers.
As a part of the acquisition, the SolusVM team will join research and development team at Plesk. Plesk now owns all the assets of SolusVM. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“We’re excited to join Plesk, and become part of a changing force in the hosting industry. SolusVM fits naturally into the growing Plesk portfolio, providing new and compelling opportunities for our customer base. They can now expect a faster pace of innovation while being able to access the WebOps services and automation that Plesk is known for.” – Phill Bandelow, SolusVM Team Lead