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

    Company Offers IBM's Tivoli Technology to Full Hosting Line

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 21 /CNW/ -- 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
    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."
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    For more information about PEER 1's ServerBeach dedicated hosting backup
    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(TM), 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
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