VIA Networks USA announces new Windows Server 2008 virtual WSS solution

VIA Networks, a leading provider of managed services and dedicated hosting solutions, today announced the launch of its new fully managed Windows SharePoint Services solution in a virtualized environment. The new configuration is built around best practices for developing and deploying Microsoft SharePoint solutions on Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V. This configuration helps organizations to deploy a full Windows SharePoint Services solution in a virtualization environment, providing a flexible option for customer applications.

Darin Elkins, managing director for VIA Networks said:
We're very excited about our new SharePoint offering on Hyper-V. By using best practices for Microsoft SharePoint and virtualization, we're able to offer customers a more flexible and powerful solution for collaboration.

The new VIA Networks virtual WSS configuration was created for organizations who want to maximize their hosted environments due to high growth or fluctuations in capacity. The new solution features architecture consistent with more robust Microsoft SharePoint environments on traditional server deployments and employs Microsoft's best practices for high performance, scalability and capacity planning.

Elkins added:
VIA Networks is one of the first organizations to utilize Microsoft's new Hyper-V solution to deliver a high performance SharePoint environment. We're already seeing strong demand for this configuration among existing and new customers looking for more innovative dedicated hosting and SharePoint hosting options.

The WSS virtualized solution coupled with VIA Networks' SharePoint platform management enables customers to quickly deploy a robust collaboration environment. All of VIA Networks SharePoint configurations are architected to deliver a high-availability platform for custom applications.

About VIA Networks
VIA Networks provides organizations with the comprehensive application hosting and managed services they need to manage and grow their businesses. Since 1996, VIA has been helping its global customer base to establish and maintain responsive IT environments that adapt to changing business conditions. Today, VIA Networks supports more than 36,000 business customers in 80 countries worldwide as an integrated part of the Claranet Group, Europe's largest independent Managed Services firm. VIA Networks provides customers with comprehensive hosting and managed services offerings, including expert hosting and platform support for Microsoft technologies.