Dedalus Expands Business with iNNERHOST on Microsoft Platform in Brazil

Partnership with iNNERHOST offers customers a complete Microsoft-based hosting solution

8/15/2001

Sao Paulo, Brazil — iNNERHOST, a global provider of complex managed hosting and Microsoft application services, announced today a partnership agreement with Dedalus, one of the largest providers in Brazil of outsourced services and solutions based on the Sun, Unix and Oracle platforms.

As part of the agreement, Dedalus will be offering its customers solutions based on the Microsoft platform. These solutions include hardware, software, connectivity, database management, firewall, daily backup and help-desk service. Further, these solutions will be monitored and managed by teams from both companies, providing customers with an extended team of certified technical specialists.

“Through the partnership with iNNERHOST, Dedalus will be providing both complex managed hosting services on the Microsoft platform and hosted exchange services. The solution is geared to companies who want to outsource their entire IT infrastructure, which includes everything from the administration of their collaborative software to the management of mission critical applications such as Biztalk and SQL Server,” said Silvia Fernandez, ASP manager of Microsoft Brazil.

“Our alliance with Dedalus solidifies our footprint in the Brazilian market by providing Dedalus customers with immediate access to the latest Microsoft solutions,” said Luis Navarro, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of iNNERHOST. “Savvis, a telecommunications provider, will be managing the new NAP – Network Access Point – in the Dedalus facility. This environment is ideal for running our Microsoft applications and gives the reach necessary to service the Brazilian market. We are in good company.”

Currently the largest provider in Brazil of Sun Microsystems solutions, Dedalus will now offer its users the latest applications available from Microsoft. Among these applications include Microsoft SQL Server 2000, a complete database and analysis platform for next-generation e-commerce and data warehousing applications; Microsoft BizTalk Server 2000, a comprehensive server enabling users the ability to address integrated challenges from the enterprise to the Internet; Microsoft Commerce Server 2000, a comprehensive system for the rapid and personalized creation of e-commerce, business-to-business and business-to-consumer solutions and Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server, a highly reliable, easily managed, scalable collaboration and messaging infrastructure.

In partnership with iNNERHOST, Dedalus is now able to offer Globally Dispersed Clustering solutions. Configuring customer servers at multiple data centers will allow for the data to be continuously replicated in real-time. In the event of a natural disaster, data is routed to the next closest or most available data center operated by iNNERHOST, providing customers with the most reliable solution available today.

“Along with the competitive status that we will have with the NAP in our facility we will be able to combine the complex managed hosting with a higher level of quality and competitive prices. The NAP will be managing over 50% of the Internet traffic in the country. Major ISPs, such as UOL – one of the leaders in the Brazilian market – and telecommunication carriers will be exchanging traffic through this NAP. With this partnership we are combining our experience in the Brazilian complex managed hosting market with the technical know-how iNNERHOST brings to the table. We too are in good company,” said Dario Boralli, Chief Executive Officer for Dedalus.

About Dedalus

Dedalus, which was founded in April 2000, has already invested US$7 million and plans to invest an additional US$35 million by 2003 in its expansion. The company specializes in providing services to companies that seek Internet, e-commerce and corporate processing outsourcing solutions. It offers complex hosting services (dedicated and shared) as well as co-location in multi-platform RISC and Intel environments. The company also specializes in developing solutions for mission-critical environments such as Connectivity, Hardware and Software Maintenance, Load Balancing, Application Management, Transparent Caching Facilities, High Availability, Digital Certification, Capacity Planning, Quick Upgrade, Stress Testing and Replication. The company has an Internet Data Center covering an area of 2.7 thousand square meters (29,000 square feet) in Sao Paulo, with the capacity to manage 2.5 thousand servers.

About iNNERHOST

Located in Miami, iNNERHOST is a leading provider of complex managed hosting and application services for the Americas. As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, iNNERHOST is a first-tier provider of robust Microsoft-based solutions. iNNERHOST acts as a single point of engagement for its customers, providing the engine for building, operating and maintaining the infrastructure required to run and support crucial applications. iNNERHOST’s customers are able to capitalize on the latest technologies and packaged software applications quickly and cost-effectively so they can remain focused on their core business. Telecommunications carriers in Latin America like Telefonica, CanTV.Net and Codetel have partnered with iNNERHOST to deliver the latest hosted Microsoft applications to their customers. Customers across the globe, including Lockheed Martin, Coca-Cola, Discovery Networks and Banco Santander have reaped the benefits of the managed hosting model offered by iNNERHOST. For more information, visit www.innerhost.com.

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and Internet technologies for personal and business computing. The company offers a wide range of products and services designed to empower people through great software – any time, any place and on any device.