PEER 1 Offers Image Backup and Restore Tools to Managed Hosting Customers

    Fast, Reliable, Automated Backup and Recovery Protects Mission Critical

    VANCOUVER, Sept. 2 /CNW/ - PEER 1 Network Enterprises, Inc. (TSX:PIX),
the global business hosting provider, today announced that it has launched
image backup and bare metal recovery (BMR) services for its managed backup
customers. The BMR functionality will be provided by software from Cristie and
will be fully managed by PEER 1 along with standard managed backup plans.
    "Through this service, clients can back up operating systems and
applications so they can easily bounce back from just about anything the world
can throw at their infrastructure," said Tim Varma, Director of Product
Management at PEER 1. "Our powerful software regularly backs up their
network's key systems, meaning there's much less to reinstall, rebuild, and
reconfigure if disaster should strike. Clients will be up and running again
much faster, saving valuable time and money. Image backups and restore tools
are a must in today's business hosting environment."
    The service replaces cumbersome and slow data protection strategies that
use backup or replication to tape or disk. Both Windows(R) and Linux servers
can be rapidly recovered to an identical state at a specific point in time,
prior to any failure or corruption.
    "We are delighted to be working with PEER 1 to provide full disaster
recovery protection to its customers on both Windows and Linux platforms,"
said Ian Cameron, Sales Director at Cristie Software. "The PEER 1 solution
includes backup software from both IBM and Cristie, providing the fastest
possible bare metal restores."
    The service consists of a set of server configuration files, and a
bootable disaster recovery image held on CD. The boot image contains a
customized operating system (Linux or Win PE). The software is designed to
maximize speed, flexibility and simplicity of use, dramatically reducing the
time to recover servers to just a fraction of the time needed with
conventional restoration methods.

    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 Colocation 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, with European operations headquartered in Southampton, UK.
PEER 1 shares are traded on the TSX under the symbol PIX. For more information
visit: or

    About Cristie

    Cristie Software was formed in January 2008 as a spin out of the software
division of the Cristie Group. Based in the UK it develops data protection and
recovery software providing customers with the ability to rapidly recover
Windows and Unix servers to an identical state without having to re-install
the operating system and applications. The main products are CBMR and TBMR.
CBMR is a backup and recovery product used by many banks, retailers and other
organizations in Europe and elsewhere and TBMR is a recovery tool that works
in conjunction with Tivoli Storage Manager from IBM. Both products are sold
worldwide by IBM and a comprehensive network of distributors and resellers.
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For further information: For investor enquiries please contact Thomas
McMillan, Equicom Group, (403) 536-5903,; For media
enquiries please contact Marcela Peake, PEER 1, (604) 909-6428,

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