CityReach International's Dublin Facility Signs Deal with USinternetworking

- Largest American ASP Chooses CityReach Ireland as Its Gateway to Europe -



Apr 03, 2001, 01:00 ET from CityReach International

    DUBLIN, Ireland, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- CityReach International, the
 leading pan-European provider of infrastructure and managed services for the
 Business Internet, today announced a new customer, USinternetworking
 (Nasdaq:   USIX), the US-based industry-leading ASP.  As part of the agreement,
 CityReach International will act as USi's gateway to Europe, providing its
 secure Internet Infrastructure to USi from its Dublin facility.
     Arising from the agreement, USi will enable their US customer base to
 accelerate expansion into the growing European market.  Using CRI's modular
 design and pre-provisioned facilities, USi will commence European operations
 within the month.
     "It is testament to the professionalism and level of service of our Dublin
 facility that a firm of USi's calibre has decided to use CityReach Ireland as
 a base to launch its activities in Europe," said Dr Sanjaya Addanki, CRI's
 Chief Executive Officer.  "CityReach facilities and services are unique in
 providing the necessary foundation for the Business Internet and we are
 delighted to be in a position where we can support America's largest ASP in
 such a significant phase of its expansion."
     Commenting on USi's significance from an Irish context, Sean Dorgan, CEO
 of the Irish Development Agency (IDA) said, "Ireland's ability to act as the
 gateway to Europe continues to be recognised by high calibre US firms.
 Decisions such as this not only reinforce the quality of the infrastructure we
 provide but also the professionalism and service level of our companies.
 Having only launched in Ireland two months ago this is a great achievement for
 CityReach's Dublin team."
     "We're pleased to be working with CityReach," said Nick Magliato,
 President of the Global Services Platform Management Team, USi.  "Their
 superior quality facilities, the calibre of their management team, and their
 track record of providing superlative service was the right environment for
 our mobile global services platform.  Our agreement with CityReach means that
 we will be able to offer our US customers who are looking to grow with us into
 Europe consistent levels of security, reliability, manageability and
 scalability that they have grown to expect from USi.  Working with CityReach
 International in Europe allows us to focus on developing our business here,
 secure in the knowledge that we are doing so in partnership with the leading
 European infrastructure provider in the market."
 
     About CityReach International
     Headquartered in London, with offices across Europe and the U.S.,
 CityReach International (CRI) is setting the standard for the infrastructure
 and managed services that form the foundation for the Business Internet.  The
 company is building a pan-European managed infrastructure platform with
 seven high-quality, secure data centres already operational.  The CityReach
 International team has unrivalled industry experience in the areas of secure,
 reliable data centres, corporate application development environments,
 customer care and service delivery.  The company is investing over Euro 389m
 in its products and services deployment plan with backing from leading venture
 capitalists including Investcorp, Battery Ventures, JPMorgan Partners, M/C
 Venture Partners, Morgan Grenfell Private Equity and Vulcan Ventures.
     For more information, visit www.city-reach.com
 
     About USinternetworking, Inc.
     USinternetworking Inc., a leading Application Service Provider, delivers
 e-commerce and enterprise software as a service.  The company's iMAP portfolio
 of service offerings delivers the functionality of leading software from
 Ariba, BroadVision, Lawson, Microsoft, Oracle, PeopleSoft and Siebel as a
 continuously supported, flat-rate monthly service via an advanced, secure
 global data center network.  Additionally, USi's AppHost managed application
 hosting services provide the most advanced solutions for enterprises, software
 companies, marketplaces, and system integrators that are seeking a better way
 to deliver solutions over the Internet to their customers and end users.  For
 more information, visit www.usi.com .
 
 

SOURCE CityReach International
    DUBLIN, Ireland, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- CityReach International, the
 leading pan-European provider of infrastructure and managed services for the
 Business Internet, today announced a new customer, USinternetworking
 (Nasdaq:   USIX), the US-based industry-leading ASP.  As part of the agreement,
 CityReach International will act as USi's gateway to Europe, providing its
 secure Internet Infrastructure to USi from its Dublin facility.
     Arising from the agreement, USi will enable their US customer base to
 accelerate expansion into the growing European market.  Using CRI's modular
 design and pre-provisioned facilities, USi will commence European operations
 within the month.
     "It is testament to the professionalism and level of service of our Dublin
 facility that a firm of USi's calibre has decided to use CityReach Ireland as
 a base to launch its activities in Europe," said Dr Sanjaya Addanki, CRI's
 Chief Executive Officer.  "CityReach facilities and services are unique in
 providing the necessary foundation for the Business Internet and we are
 delighted to be in a position where we can support America's largest ASP in
 such a significant phase of its expansion."
     Commenting on USi's significance from an Irish context, Sean Dorgan, CEO
 of the Irish Development Agency (IDA) said, "Ireland's ability to act as the
 gateway to Europe continues to be recognised by high calibre US firms.
 Decisions such as this not only reinforce the quality of the infrastructure we
 provide but also the professionalism and service level of our companies.
 Having only launched in Ireland two months ago this is a great achievement for
 CityReach's Dublin team."
     "We're pleased to be working with CityReach," said Nick Magliato,
 President of the Global Services Platform Management Team, USi.  "Their
 superior quality facilities, the calibre of their management team, and their
 track record of providing superlative service was the right environment for
 our mobile global services platform.  Our agreement with CityReach means that
 we will be able to offer our US customers who are looking to grow with us into
 Europe consistent levels of security, reliability, manageability and
 scalability that they have grown to expect from USi.  Working with CityReach
 International in Europe allows us to focus on developing our business here,
 secure in the knowledge that we are doing so in partnership with the leading
 European infrastructure provider in the market."
 
     About CityReach International
     Headquartered in London, with offices across Europe and the U.S.,
 CityReach International (CRI) is setting the standard for the infrastructure
 and managed services that form the foundation for the Business Internet.  The
 company is building a pan-European managed infrastructure platform with
 seven high-quality, secure data centres already operational.  The CityReach
 International team has unrivalled industry experience in the areas of secure,
 reliable data centres, corporate application development environments,
 customer care and service delivery.  The company is investing over Euro 389m
 in its products and services deployment plan with backing from leading venture
 capitalists including Investcorp, Battery Ventures, JPMorgan Partners, M/C
 Venture Partners, Morgan Grenfell Private Equity and Vulcan Ventures.
     For more information, visit www.city-reach.com
 
     About USinternetworking, Inc.
     USinternetworking Inc., a leading Application Service Provider, delivers
 e-commerce and enterprise software as a service.  The company's iMAP portfolio
 of service offerings delivers the functionality of leading software from
 Ariba, BroadVision, Lawson, Microsoft, Oracle, PeopleSoft and Siebel as a
 continuously supported, flat-rate monthly service via an advanced, secure
 global data center network.  Additionally, USi's AppHost managed application
 hosting services provide the most advanced solutions for enterprises, software
 companies, marketplaces, and system integrators that are seeking a better way
 to deliver solutions over the Internet to their customers and end users.  For
 more information, visit www.usi.com .
 
 SOURCE  CityReach International