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PEER 1 Expands Data Backup for Co-location, ServerBeach Customers

October 22
14:13 2008

Dedicated Server NewsVANCOUVER, BC – PEER 1 Network Enterprises, Inc. (TSX: PIX), a leading provider of online IT infrastructure, today announced that the company is expanding its SAN-based backup offerings to co-location and ServerBeach dedicated hosting customers. Leveraging IBM’s Tivoli Storage Manager software in each of its three product lines, PEER 1’s co-location customers now have a hosted backup option, a feature that is rare in the co-location space. ServerBeach customers can also now take advantage of this enterprise-class backup offering, regardless of their business size, for a higher level of protection and to avoid critical downtime and revenue loss.

“The expansion of our data backup service came about as a direct response to customer feedback,” said Tim Varma, PEER 1 director of product management. “Our customers have a need for this type of solution to ensure that their data, no matter the type of hosting or network service, has additional lines of protection in place. We regularly ask our customers how we are doing and what they need via our PEER 1 Pulse Surveys, which help us to monitor trends and keep meeting current requirements for companies of all sizes and industries.”

A recent PEER 1 Pulse Survey ranked SAN backup services and shared storage options for customers within the SAN environment as important service offerings for all levels of hosting. Using IBM Tivoli Storage Manager and including free set-up, this solution provides customers with a fully managed system overseen by PEER 1 backup specialists. The smart data storage technology offered by IBM creates a highly scalable storage infrastructure within a simple web-based restoration interface.

“IBM continues to invest in the Software as a Service (SaaS) model with companies such as PEER 1 that offer hosting services leveraging IBM software,” said John Connor, product manager, IBM Tivoli storage software. “IBM’s Tivoli Storage Manager software is designed to provide centralized, automated data protection to help reduce the risks associated with data loss. By adopting the SaaS model using IBM’s software, PEER 1 was able to rapidly expand its data protection services to a new set of customers.”

About PEER 1
PEER 1 believes in the limitless opportunity of the Internet, and the business growth potential it provides for its more than 10,000 customers. As a leading online IT infrastructure provider, PEER 1 offers a reliable high performance Internet network supporting scalable managed hosting, dedicated hosting through the ServerBeach brand, and co-location solutions. Backed by its 100 percent uptime guarantee and 24x7x365 FirstCall Support™, PEER 1 ensures customers’ online presence is always fast, always available. Since 1999, PEER 1 has grown to include 15 state-of-the-art data centers in North America and points-of-presence in Europe. The company’s headquarters are in Vancouver, Canada and the stock is traded on the TSX under the symbol PIX. For more information visit: www.peer1.com.

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