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Live Earth Chooses AISO.Net for Solar-powered Web Site Hosting

AISO.net will rely on energy efficient IBM BladeCenter servers with AMD Opteron (TM) processors to support concert series to combat global warming

ROMOLAND, CA - 05 Jul 2007: AISO.Net (http://www.aiso.net), the World's first and only solar-powered hosting company, today announced that it was selected by Live Earth producers to host the liveearth.org Web site. As the leading environmentally friendly Web hosting company, AISO.Net custom designed a dedicated, reliable solution to power Live Earth’s Web site using energy efficient IBM (NYSE: IBM) BladeCenter servers with Second-Generation AMD Opteron™ processors (NYSE: AMD).

Live Earth is a 24-hour, 7-continent concert series occurring on July 7, 2007 to combat climate change. The Live Earth partnership will enable AISO to join Live Earth in inspiring over two billion people worldwide to take simple steps to lead a more environmentally friendly lifestyle.

“AISO is proud to support Live Earth, a groundbreaking event to support a vital cause. We are doing everything we can do to be totally responsible and being the industry leader in environmental Web hosting,” says Phil Nail, technology manager for AISO.Net. “We are very excited about Live Earth choosing AISO to host their Web site, showing the world that AISO.Net truly cares about our environment.”

Live Earth has recognized that AISO is the only truly green Web hosting company and 100 percent solar powered data center that does not use green energy credits, proving their commitment to be the best, most reliable eco-friendly hosting company in the world.

Live Earth’s Web site is served from IBM BladeCenter servers with AMD Opteron processors. Blade computers – which integrate servers, storage, networking and applications into one system – offer a design point that helps reduce the proliferation of server "farms," large IT staffs to manage them and wasted energy resources. Today, companies like AISO.Net benefit from reduced power, cooling, and management costs by deploying the industry’s leading blade servers from IBM.*

“AISO.Net chose IBM and AMD over the other major vendors because of success with IBM’s hardware, the open and highly-available design of BladeCenter and excellent customer service,” continues Nail. “We can run the Live Earth Web site on IBM BladeCenter and get great performance without having the power draw we would have had with rack servers.”

To better support the goals of Live Earth as well as its own company, AISO.Net is making additional green enhancements to its datacenter. AISO is installing new carpeting made from recycled content, replacing all of its Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs with LED lighting, repainting the building using only LEED certified paint and installing an underground grey water tank that will provide for outdoor landscaping.

“Our technology partnership with IBM and collaboration with customers like AISO.Net is helping AMD honor our commitment to lead the world to energy-efficient processing," said Larry Vertal, senior strategist, AMD. "The industry-leading performance-per-watt capabilities of the AMD Opteron processor running the energy-efficient IBM BladeCenter servers will help enable AISO.Net to efficiently power Live Earth’s Web site while minimizing their own power and cooling requirements.”

About AISO.Net www.aiso.net
AISO.Net has been a trusted name in environmentally friendly Web hosting since 1997, providing a level of service that is unmatched in the industry. All network and server hardware is fully redundant with 24x7-automated systems monitoring to ensure the highest possible uptime. Using solar panels to power its data center and network, AISO.Net is the first and only 100% completely solar powered Web hosting company. Customers as far away as Kenya, East Africa rely on the service and reliability offered by AISO.Net.

About Live Earth – www.liveearth.org
Live Earth is a monumental music event that will bring together more than 2 billion people on July 7, 2007 to combat the climate crisis.  Live Earth will stage official concerts in New York, London, Sydney, Tokyo, Shanghai, Rio de Janeiro, Johannesburg and Hamburg, and will feature a mix of both legendary music acts like The Police, Genesis, Bon Jovi and Madonna with the latest headliners like Kanye West, Kelly Clarkson, Black Eyed Peas, Jack Johnson and more. Live Earth’s 24 hours of music across seven continents will deliver a worldwide call to action and the solutions necessary to answer that call. Live Earth marks the beginning of a multi-year campaign to drive individuals, corporations and governments to take action to solve the climate crisis. Live Earth is partnering with the Alliance for Climate Protection, The Climate Group, Stop Climate Chaos and other international organizations in this ongoing effort. Live Earth was founded by Kevin Wall, the CEO of Control Room, the company producing the events globally, and is supported by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore.

About IBM – www.ibm.com
For more information about IBM BladeCenter, please visit: www.ibm.com/bladecenter.

About AMD – www.amd.com
Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE: AMD) is a leading global provider of innovative processing solutions in the computing, graphics and consumer electronics markets. AMD is dedicated to driving open innovation, choice and industry growth by delivering superior customer-centric solutions that empower consumers and businesses worldwide.

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Joanna Brewer
IBM Media Relations
(415) 545-2270
jmbrewer@us.ibm.com

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Phil Nail, co-founder and CTO of AISO.net, with the IBM BladeCenter running on 100 percent solar-power in the company's 'green' datacenter.

Energy efficient IBM BladeCenter servers power the Web site for Live Earth, a global concert series that will bring together more than 100 music artists and 2 billion people to trigger a global movement to help solve the climate crisis.

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1 * According to IDC, IBM led the year in blades with 40 percent of blade revenue share for 2006 (IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker, 4Q06, issued on February 26, 2007).

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