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Solution Gives Peakhour Scalability And Automation Required to Manage Needs of Global 1000 Customers’ Reselling Microsoft Exchange and Other Hosted Applications to SMEs


Sophia Antipolis, France – Xevo Corporation, the leading developer of service management software solutions that automate and streamline xSP* operations, today announced that its flagship infrastructure solution has been selected by major Australian ASP aggregator, Peakhour. Peakhour, which acts as a wholesaler of online solutions and services to Global 1000 companies and their SME-customers, will use Xevo’s service management automation solution, XevoWorks, to drive its international expansion plans. XevoWorks will play an essential role in helping Peakhour roll out the next generation of its ASPShuttleä platform, which will allow Peakhour’s Global 1000 service provider customers to offer fast and reliable hosted application services to their SME customers.

David Harrington, founder and CEO, of Peakhour stated that in order to meet global demand, Peakhour’s next generation platform will embrace new state-of-the-art technologies such as XevoWorks selected for its capability to automate existing manual operations and tightly control authentication and usage for accurate billing and management.

“This is fundamental to simplify management effort and thus increase efficiency and profitability for the customer. By providing this service management capability XevoWorks can allow us to manage increased industry demand for hosted solutions from Microsoft, Great Plains and Onyx,” Mr Harrington said.


In a recent report, Gartner Dataquest predicted that the Global ASP market will reach $25.3 billion by 2004. To capitalise on this growth, Peakhour selected XevoWorks, an XML-based service management solution that provides efficient, reliable and automatic application provisioning, metering and packaging designed to help xSPs accelerate revenue streams, lower costs and reduce staffing requirements when hosting applications. With the help of XevoWorks, Peakhour will roll out the next generation of its ASPShuttle platform. This solution will allow Peakhour to extend software and services to its Global 1000 customers through a single Web interface. In turn, this will then enable them to syndicate and sell the software and services to their own SME-customers, thereby delivering a cost-effective, one-stop solution to both help them get online and to run their businesses more effectively.

The functionality offered in XevoWorks give service providers the assurance that both their business model and environment can easily scale to incorporate large numbers of users and new applications, deliver new packages of services and provide flexible billing options.

Xevo’s chairman and CEO, Hal Chapel, said “Xevo is excited to be an instrumental part of Peakhour’s plan to provide its Global 1000 enterprise customers with the automation necessary to rapidly implement, deploy and manage in-demand applications. The SME customers of these Global 1000 enterprises rely on hosted applications, including Microsoft Exchange solutions, to both manage and grow their own businesses.”

“In addition, as Peakhour extends its services to a global audience, XevoWorks will be able to seamlessly provision the increasing number of applications and users, automatically meter all usage for customer fee and license reconciliation as well as provide the information necessary for accurate billing.”

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Contact:

Megan Muratore
Xevo Corporation
t: +1 (0) 508 481 2200
e: mmuratore@xevo.com

Paul Shlackman/Alex Murphy
Strategic Alliance International
t: +44 (0)1494 434434
e: alexm@strategicpr.net





About Peakhour Pty Ltd

Peakhour was founded in 1999 by Australian Internet and business identity David Harrington and is the first Australian company to provide small and medium business with intelligent and accessible solutions through a business applications portal. Peakhour has partnered with world class technology, solutions and service providers to deliver superior infrastructure, customer service and products to SME customers who want to get their business online. Peakhour is assisting large enterprises to launch their own branded ASP solutions with Peakhour's ASPShuttleTM platform. Peakhour is headquartered in Sydney, Australia. For more information please visit http://www.peakhour.com


About Xevo Corporation

Xevo Corporation develops products that enable service providers to accelerate revenue streams, lower costs and reduce staffing requirements. Its comprehensive XevoWorks product offers flexible service packaging and pricing, tracks application and resource usage, and automates application configuration and user management. Through its alliances with market-leading companies, Xevo provides an end-to-end infrastructure platform that is essential for service providers to reliably scale their businesses.

Headquartered in Marlborough, Mass., Xevo Corporation is a private, venture-funded company with offices in Europe. Its investors include Cisco Systems, KPMG Consulting and Portal Software in addition to top venture capital firms. For more information, please visit its Web site at http://www.xevo.com.


xSP is a new term which more broadly describes the types of service providers in the marketplace including Internet Service Providers (ISPs), Application Service Providers (ASPs), Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and Storage Service Providers (SSPs).



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