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Joint Development Project to Enhance Service Providers’ Remote Management and Deployment of Compaq ProLiant Servers Running Windows 2000 and Linux

LONDON, UK, April 2, 2001 – Ensim Corporation, the dominant hosting automation provider, announced today a new initiative with Compaq Computer Corporation to deliver greater Microsoft WindowsÒ 2000 and Linux server automation for service providers. The two companies will cooperate to develop and provide solutions that combine Ensim’s flagship product, ServerXchange™, with Compaq ProLiantÔ servers and storage for optimised hosting automation. Under the agreement, Compaq's global sales and channel organisations will be trained on the ServerXchange solution with Compaq products and Ensim will recommend Compaq as its preferred server platform for ServerXchange.

Solutions development will focus on addressing the complexity in operations management in the Service Provider’s Internet data centre. The companies will also co-develop a robust infrastructure solution for hosting providers. The results will enable managers to remotely manage data centres, load operating systems and reboot servers from any distance using Ensim’s ServerXchange and Compaq Intelligent Manageability tools, such as the Remote Insight Lights-Out edition and Compaq Insight Manager XE.

“Enim’s mission is to make service providers worldwide more competitive and more profitable,” said Rosen Sharma, president and CEO of Ensim. “This joint initiative will advance hosting through improved server utilisation, lower administration costs and faster time to revenue.”



"The ability to rapidly provision hosted application services and manage Web farms efficiently are key to Service Providers looking to reduce Internet data centre operational costs," said Mark Linesch, vice president, Service Provider Solutions, Compaq Industry Standard Server Group. "Together, Compaq and Ensim will provide integrated solutions and services based on Ensim's ServerXchange hosting operations platform and innovative Compaq ProLiant servers and management tools, enabling Service Providers to increase application hosting profits by significantly decreasing ongoing operational costs."
The point-and-click interface of Ensim ServerXchange combined with proven ProLiant management tools will greatly reduce the provisioning and management of servers, from the operating system to the application layer, from hours to minutes. Hosting providers will be able to shift valuable skilled resources towards activities that create competitive differentiation such as world-class support, self-administration down to the end-user, and value-added services.
Relatedly, Ensim made two additional announcements today: WEBppliance LS, which enables hosting providers to instantly transform a Linux server into a Web Hosting appliance that can be used to create tiered hosting plans and reseller channels; and ServerXchange 2.5, which provides consolidated Windows 2000, Solaris and Linux server management. Please see those press releases.

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About Ensim Corporation

Ensim Corporation dominates the Hosting Automation market with software products that enable ISPs, hosting providers and Internet data centre operators to automate the management and deployment of hosted services. By using Ensim’s products, service providers can increase revenues while simultaneously reducing operational and support costs in a market expected to reach $24.5 billion by 2005. Ensim’s flagship product, ServerXchange, lets service providers rapidly deploy differentiated services and fosters self-management by customers. Ensim’s stand-alone WEBppliance instantly creates Web-hosting appliances for shared-hosting environments. Ensim is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California with sales offices in the U.S., Europe and Asia. The pre-IPO company is funded by New Enterprise Associates, Worldview Technology Partners and other blue-chip venture capital firms. For additional information please visit www.ensim.com or call 1-877-693-6746.


Irwin Greenstein
Ensim Corporation
+1 408-745-3369 alexm@strategicpr.net


Alex Murphy or Paul Shlackman
Strategic Alliance International
+44 (0) 1494 434 434
igreenstein@ensim.com






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