CITYREACH INTERNATIONAL CONCLUDES AGREEMENT WITH BT IGNITE Tuesday 20 March 2001 PDF Print Leading international broadband Internet Protocol (IP) data and solutions business BT Ignite is to use CityReach Paris facility to provide hosting and value added services London, 20 March, 2001 - CityReach International (CRI), the pan-European provider of Internet infrastructure and managed services for the Business Internet, today announced it has concluded an agreement with BT Ignite. CityReach will provide 40,000 square feet of technical space and managed services in Paris, from which BT Ignite Content Hosting, the hosting arm of BT Ignite, will offer hosting and value added services to its customers. BT Ignite Content Hosting, with its already extensive network of Internet data centres in Europe, offers customers world-class web hosting, content delivery, applications management and e-commerce solutions. CityReach's facilities provide the security, reliability, manageability and scalability found in in-house data centres to the new generation of SIs, ASPs and web hosters that service the major corporates. Unlike traditional carrier hotels, co-location and application hosting providers which offer little more than 'rack-based real estate' CityReach is rooted in the mission-critical, zero tolerance, corporate IT culture offering value through comprehensive and guaranteed managed services from a highly secure and reliable environment. Notes to editors About CityReach International Headquartered in London, with offices across Europe and the U.S., CityReach International (CRI) is setting the standard for the infrastructure and managed services that form the foundation for the Business Internet. The company is building a pan-European managed infrastructure platform with seven high-quality, secure data centres already operational. The CityReach International team has unrivalled industry experience in the areas of secure, reliable data centres, corporate application development environments, customer care and service delivery. The company is investing over $350m in its products and services deployment plan with backing from leading venture capitalists including Battery Ventures, Chase Capital Partners, M/C Venture Partners, Investcorp, Morgan Grenfell Private Equity and Vulcan Ventures For more information, visit http://www.city-reach.com About BT Ignite BT Ignite - BT's broadband and Internet Protocol (IP) data and solutions business has been created to provide a complete communications portfolio to business customers in all major cities throughout the world.* It is the first communications company to commit to delivering the entire IP value chain - from core networks and Internet connectivity through to e-commerce consultancy and solutions with a unique blend of content hosting, application service provision, systems integration and outsourcing capabilities. BT Ignite is already outstripping its nearest competitors in terms of traditional measures of route kilometres, number of hosting centres, local sales and service support teams and depth of country coverage. In Europe it already has more than twice the broadband reach of its nearest competitors and by the end of 2001 will be able to deliver its portfolio to over 250 European commercial centres over its own networks and to all the world's commercial centres through BT's partners, alliance members and subsidiaries. For more information visit, http://www.ignite.com * In conjunction with Concert and other partners where required. BT Ignite Content Hosting offers a range of web hosting, application and networking services, utilising a world class Internet backbone. The data centres can service a wide range of companies from major corporations to application service providers and other Internet-centric businesses. Internet data centres house the hardware, software and high speed communication connections required by customers - allowing them to focus on their core business and meet growing requirements for e-commerce. For more information visit, http://www.ignitecontenthosting.com For media enquiries please contact: CityReach: Brodeur Worldwide Kim Polley/Chris Warmoll Tel: +44 (0) 1753 790700 mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org / mailto:email@example.com CityReach International James Tyler Tel: +44 (0) 207 866 3527 mailto:Jtyler@city-reach.com For BT Ignite contact: Gilly Wood Tel: +44 (0)207 4928496 mailto: Gilly.firstname.lastname@example.org This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Pleon in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.