PEER 1 Launches SmartMonitoring



    
    Comprehensive Application and System Monitoring Now Available to Managed
    Hosting Customers, Improving Network Health and Efficiency
    

    VANCOUVER, May 19 /CNW/ - PEER 1 Network Enterprises, Inc. (TSX:PIX), a
leading online IT hosting provider, has launched SmartMonitoring, a full suite
of advanced monitoring solutions now available for its managed hosting
customers. Utilizing the platform of partner, Absolute Performance Inc.,
SmartMonitoring provides in-depth data and analysis to better anticipate IT
needs for business success. This offering, which will be expanded to all
product lines later this year, represents strategic momentum in working
together with best-of-breed companies to provide PEER 1 customers a valuable
range of products and services.
    "With the launch of SmartMonitoring, we are offering the best monitoring
services available, while continuing to provide the advanced hosting services
that are in greatest demand by our customers," said Tim Varma, director of
product management for PEER 1. "SmartMonitoring will help our customers
increase efficiency and maximize IT resources, which is especially vital in
today's economy. With our fully scalable hosting solutions and services, PEER
1 adjusts to customers' needs and helps them be more cost effective, to keep
their businesses running smoothly."
    With SmartMonitoring, PEER 1 customers can choose the services and
features, from basic to highly complex, that are most vital to their business
success. These services are available through SmartMonitoring's on-demand
platform interface, which provides anyone in the organization, from CEO to
system engineer, understandable, information on how application and system
components are working together. This real-time data gives insight into
potential issues so they can be proactively addressed in the most efficient
and timely way.
    "Absolute Performance is excited to be launching advanced,
enterprise-class monitoring services with PEER 1," said Absolute Performance
vice president of sales, Harold Montano. "This capability changes the
landscape of application performance monitoring available to customers at very
affordable price points. The scalability and flexibility of the System
Shepherd(R) platform provides customers with the access and visibility into
their application performance, infrastructure capacity, and key business
metrics necessary to make key business technology decisions."
    The SmartMonitoring suite offers a range of service levels along with
additional features to choose from. The service levels are each comprised of a
combination of full OS monitoring, application/database instance monitoring,
URL monitoring, and TCP-port monitoring, tracking pre-determined and
customized metrics for a given instance determined by the user. These services
are completely automated and send instant alerts when a set threshold is
exceeded or an event is detected.
    In addition to standard monitoring levels, SmartMonitoring offers a range
of customizable features including:

    
    -   WebWalk(TM): Provides the ability to experience the end-user
        perspective from any online location, including speed of page access
        or transaction time, and validating links or page and database
        content, using synthetic transactions to measure application
        performance.

    -   StressWalk(TM): This feature puts the system through its paces by
        providing traffic stress exercises and predictions of how the web-
        based services will perform. This simulation process delivers
        excellent data and metrics to support important infrastructure
        decisions.
    

    Using the SmartMonitoring platform interface, these services and features
can be configured on-demand for individual servers. SmartMonitoring provides a
comprehensive library of metric "templates", providing full control over the
instrumentation and data collection of performance metrics. This allows users
to gain deep visibility into operating system and application variables and
proactively pinpoint issues and minimize downtime.

    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
global online IT hosting 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(TM), PEER 1 ensures
customers' online presence is always fast, always available. Since 1999, PEER
1 has grown to include 16 state-of-the-art data centers and points-of-presence
throughout North America and 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.

    About Absolute Performance

    Absolute Performance, Inc., a leading application performance management
service provider, delivers innovative products and services that help
organizations get more productivity and value from their business critical
applications, eCommerce sites and on-demand application performance to
end-users. Through a deep expertise in IT operations and a continued focus on
what works best, Absolute Performance helps companies meet higher expectations
for their end-user experience. For more information visit:
www.Absolute-Performance.com.





For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: For PEER 1, Abigail Faylor,
(425) 452-5497, afaylor@webershandwick.com; For Absolute Performance, Jenn
Conner, (303) 565-4435, jconner@absolute-performance.com; Investor Inquiries:
Thomas McMillan, The Equicom Group, (403) 536-5903,
tmcmillan@equicomgroup.com

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