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IBM Selects InFlow for Its Hosting Advantage Program

Inflow Achieves Premier Business Partner Status Within IBM's XSP Prime Hosting Program

 

2/19/2002

Denver, CO -- InFlow, Inc., a leading provider of facility-based IT outsourcing solutions and Internet Data Centers (IDCs), announced today it has been selected as an IBM (NYSE: IBM) Premier Business Partner to be part of the IBM XSP Prime Hosting Program.

"Inflow's reputation for consistent, world-class customer service and outstanding technical operations indicates it has the leadership qualities of an IBM Premier Business Partner," said Michael Tarelka at IBM. "Together, IBM and Inflow make a strong combination for the end user."

IBM's Prime Hosting Program supports companies that offer reliable, secure and effective Internet hosting services. As part of the rigorous approval process to become an IBM Business Partner, applicants must satisfy the following qualifications:

Maintain state-of-the-art hosting environments

Meet specific requirements for security, systems management and backup

Demonstrate high-level requirements for capacity and reliability

"With IBM's support, we are better positioned to capture increased market share in the emerging markets in which Inflow's data centers are located," said Art Zeile, chief executive officer, Inflow. "This relationship further indicates Inflow is recognized as an expert in IT outsourcing and Internet Data Centers."

By combining its strengths with IBM, Inflow can also benefit from the experiences of IBM Global Services for specific solutions including IT desktop support, software, server, and storage services to include MVS, OS/400, AIX, Windows 2000, Linux, DB2, MQ Series, storage area networks, and the complete range of IBM servers. Through this partnership, Inflow will offer and manage the IBM server and software platforms sold to the customer.

Inflow launched 18 new products in 2001. The most recent additions to Inflow's enhanced offerings include Enterprise Datacenter Management (EDM), Business Continuance, Intelligent Routing Internet access, Managed Security and Application and Infrastructure management. These services have been rolled out to complement the other offerings Inflow has been providing its customers since inception including 100 percent guaranteed InflowNetTM Internet access, load balancing, monitoring, content distribution, and data storage.

About Inflow

Companies with critical business applications trust Inflow's Internet Data Centers (IDCs) and managed hosting services, which enhance Web performance, ensure 100 percent availability and deliver the highest customer satisfaction. Inflow guarantees 100 percent Internet access through multiple Tier-1 ISP networks, offering a highly scalable and available offering. Inflow's cost-effective services, backed by certified engineers and first-rate customer service, allow companies to focus on their core businesses.

Launched in 1997, Inflow has raised more than $330 million. The company currently employs 400 people and services more than 700 customers. Inflow has 18 IDCs in the United States and Europe with more than 600,000 square feet of space under operation. For additional information and IDC locations, please visit www.inflow.com or call 877-321-2464.

About IBM

IBM is the world's number one server company and information technology provider, with 80 years of leadership in helping businesses innovate. IBM helps customers, business partners and developers in a wide range of industries that leverage the power of the Internet for e-business. For more information, visit http://www.ibm.com.

For additional information, contact Liza Mooney at Creaxion, (404) 495-4427 or liza@creaxion.com, or Karen Cryderman at Inflow, (303) 824-2553 or kcryderman@inflow.com.