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Conxion Launches Managed Hosting Services in Europe

Added: (Thu Feb 01 2001)

Pressbox (Press Release) - Conxion Launches Managed Hosting Services in Europe

Teams With Major European Communications Services Partner for Global Managed
Hosting

London - February 1, 2001 - Conxion Corporation, a global leader in managed
hosting services for the Internet, today announced that it has begun
providing hosting services to customers in Europe. Operating from data
centres in London, Amsterdam and Brussels, Conxion is providing the same
fully managed hosting services that it currently provides US customers such
as Microsoft, Oracle, Symantec, Seagate and Visa.

In conjunction with the European roll-out of its services, Conxion also
announced that it is teaming up with a major European communications company
to deliver managed hosting services under a three-year agreement for their
multinational corporate customers. This agreement is part of Conxion's OEM
private label strategy to provide managed hosting services on behalf of
companies serving the information technology sector. Conxion's OEM hosting
strategy was launched late last year with a multi-year agreement with a
US-based Global IT services company.

The European company's worldwide sales force will offer managed hosting by
Conxion as part of its portfolio of hosting services. These services range
from simple one-server deployments up to complex configurations of high
availability clustered servers, and include the option for Conxion's
FailSafe 99.999% uptime guarantee. The FailSafe Service Level Agreement
specifies that if a customer is down for 30 seconds the customer will
receive a free month of hosting.

"We believe it's important to launch our managed hosting services in Europe
with a respected partner that has an established customer base of
multinational corporations," said Antonio Salerno, Conxion's founder and
chief executive officer. "This agreement allows our partner to expand their
portfolio of services with our high-quality, high-reliability managed
hosting services. We offer economies of scale and a proven track record with
some of the largest high-tech customers in the world."

Among Conxion's first European customers is StudioEU, which is hosted from
the Amsterdam facility. StudioEU provides digital photographs and other
images to graphic arts professionals around the world. As a result, the
company requires the high-bandwidth, ultra-reliable services for which
Conxion is known.

Conxion's managed hosting services in Europe will leverage the network and
data centre infrastructure purchased from Versatel Telecom International in
August 2000. Conxion has spent the last six months upgrading the
infrastructure and bringing in data centre staff to deliver managed hosting
services. Conxion's European network today features dual redundant
connectivity between both London and Amsterdam to Conxion's Tier-1 network
in the United States. It will add dual redundant connectivity between its
data centres in the cities of Amsterdam, Brussels and London over the next
year. Conxion's current European hosting facilities can accommodate tens of
thousands of servers.

Leading European companies are beginning to recognise the large advantage of
dedicated managed hosting over other hosting models such as colocation.
Unlike colocation, which only provides data centre space and Internet
connectivity, managed hosting services take responsibility for providing the
servers and managing them on behalf of customers. Compared to colocation,
the managed hosting model minimises upfront capital costs, lowers operating
expenses, and reduces staffing requirements. It also allows companies to
focus on their core businesses and instantly scale their hosting services to
meet demands.

Analyst Firms Predict Strong Growth for Managed Hosting
A new report scheduled for release shortly by market research firm Ovum,
entitled "Web Hosting, Usage and Markets," predicts significant growth in
European hosting. "Companies like Conxion are wise to try to grab market
share in this potentially lucrative growth market," said Christina Kasica,
senior consultant at Ovum and lead author of the report.

European demand for managed dedicated hosting is experiencing strong growth.
According to a recent study by IDC which maps the potential of European Web
hosting services, "Top-level European spending on total hosting for 1999 is
$532 million; for 2004 $5,126 million ($5.13 billion). 2004 spending on
managed hosting would be $2,801 million ($2.8 billion)."

"The growing base of (European) specialist hosters and US-based entrants
into Europe will exert competitive pressure, driving service innovation,
which will, in turn, encourage market adoption," said James Eibisch, IDC
analyst and author of the 2000 Report on European Web Hosting Services,
1999-2004.

Conxion owns and operates an international fibre optic network and data
centres in the US and Europe in addition to the servers, routers, switches
and other technology necessary to host its customers' Internet sites and
applications. Because these are completely integrated and under Conxion's
control, Conxion is better able to manage and guarantee the quality and
performance of its sites than hosting providers that obtain services from a
variety of vendors.

Conxion's Managed Hosting Service Offerings
Conxion's standard managed hosting includes the following dedicated server
platforms:

IBM, Compaq and Sun servers with full OS Management

NT 4.0/Windows 2000, Solaris 2.6/2.7/2.8, AIX 4.3.3 and Red Hat Linux 6.2
24x7 support

Security, backup and network and server monitoring systems

Usage and monitoring reports

99.9% Network SLA

Conxion also offers advanced services including:

FailSafe 99.999% SLA

Database administration, including Oracle 8i, Microsoft SQL, and IBM DB2

High availability and clustering

Load-balancing

Stress testing and performance monitoring

External Storage

Advanced security services

For further information on Conxion services, contact the following European
offices:
+31 (0) 20 711 3200 (the Netherlands)
+44 (0) 20 7537 6240 (UK)
+32 (0) 496 270 652 (Belgium)
Or e-mail Conxion at: salesEurope@conxion.net

About Conxion
Conxion Corporation, www.conxion.com, is an integrated Internet
infrastructure services provider leveraging its Tier-1 global network to
offer fully managed hosting, transit and access services and FailSafeTM
solutions for eBusiness. Headquartered in Silicon Valley (Santa Clara,
Calif.), Conxion's resources include a fully redundant, global Tier-1,
all-IP network; 20 strategically located data centres and points of presence
in the US and Europe. Conxion is a privately held corporation.

Contacts:
United Kingdom
Tony Bovill/ Consort PR
+44 (0)1344 626171
tony@consortpr.co.uk

United States
Megan O'Reilly-Lewis/Conxion Corporation
+1 408-566-8546
megan@conxion.net
www.conxion.com

Europe
Natasja Jennings/Conxion Corporation
+31 (0)20 711 3225
njennings@conxion.net

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