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InteleNet Serves Up Enhanced Services With IBM's BladeCenter While Reducing Energy Costs

InteleNet Improves Reliability, Accessibility, Serviceability and Reduces Energy Costs With IBM's BladeCenter

ARMONK, NY - 16 Nov 2006: IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced today that InteleNet Communications Inc., a leader in on-demand managed hosting and Internet services, has improved the reliability, accessibility and reduced energy costs in its sprawling 55,000-square-foot data center by using the IBM BladeCenter platform.

IBM's innovative approach to blades delivers a new kind of IT building block that helps improve reliability, accessibility, and serviceability. The result of IBM's innovation is a blade solution that is easier to manage, uses less power, produces significantly less heat, has longer life spans, and is easy to set up and scale.

Rising electricity costs and real estate space have become major issues for companies with growing data centers. Nowhere is it more apparent than in Southern California where land is at a premium and local utility companies have increased their electricity rates by as much as 55 percent since the start of the year.

Orange County, California-based InteleNet, is a prime example of a company taking an aggressive approach to conserving energy by adopting new energy-smart computing technology from IBM to substantially reduce its electricity costs while, at the same time, improving the reliability of its hosting services. InteleNet provides on-demand managed hosting services for SMB and Fortune 500 clients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

"Our electricity bill has traditionally been the second largest expense after salaries to run the business, as we require the power of thousands of servers to manage hundreds of worldwide networks, complex e-commerce platforms and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, in one hosting data center," said Mark E. Towfiq, president and CEO, InteleNet Communications Inc. "By working with IBM to deploy blade servers and innovative tools to manage our power consumption, we have been able to reinvest money saved into new applications for improved customer service. We have not only been able to reduce energy costs but able to improve the services provided to our customers. This has been a win-win strategy for our customers."

"By deploying slim, BladeCenter servers based on ultra-low power Intel Xeon dual-core processors, InteleNet can continue to scale its technology investment on the fly to meet customer demand and benefit from exceptional performance per watt," said Doug Balog, vice president and business line executive, IBM BladeCenter.

About InteleNet Communications Inc.

Founded in 1994, InteleNet is a leading provider of On-Demand Managed Hosting services. InteleNet's primary service center for its worldwide customer base is a state-of-the-art 55,000-square-foot data center located in Irvine, California. With connectivity to multiple fiber carriers and diverse upstream providers, this carrier-neutral facility has the capability to deliver high volumes of bandwidth and rapidly scale customers for future growth. In addition to its core customer base of small- and medium-size enterprise customers, InteleNet has been the provider of choice for several Fortune 500 companies, managing worldwide networks, complex e-commerce platforms and financial/ERP systems while working with industry-leading vendors. Its world-class facility, staffed with IT experts and an onsite 24x7x365 Network Operations Center, provides a highly efficient and streamlined operation. For more information, contact InteleNet Sales at 866-789-5215 or visit www.intelenet.net

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Contact(s) information

Vineeta Durani
IBM Media Relations
415-545-2350
vdurani@us.ibm.com

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