Digex Expands Platform Choice With Introduction of Managed Linux

Linux Becoming a Mainstream Operating System in All Sizes of Organizations



Apr 22, 2002, 01:00 ET from Digex, Incorporated

    LAUREL, Md., April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Digex, Incorporated
 (Nasdaq:   DIGX), the leading managed hosting provider for business on the
 Internet, today announced it is expanding its managed hosting offerings with
 the introduction of the Digex Managed Linux solution using Red Hat Linux 7.2.
 The Digex Managed Linux platform allows enterprises to benefit from the time
 and cost savings of outsourced managed hosting while maintaining the
 flexibility to expand Internet initiatives as business grows.
     Increased performance at lower cost of ownership has become a key concern
 of businesses on the Internet.  Companies are increasingly looking for ways to
 adopt the latest technologies, accelerate time-to-market and increase Web site
 performance while realizing cost savings.  Recognizing these needs for
 enterprises of all sizes, Digex now offers a fully managed Linux solution.
 With Digex's Managed Linux solution, customers receive a high level of
 reliability on an Intel platform.  Additionally, by capitalizing on
 specialized Open Source Software licensing, Digex makes it possible for
 businesses to reap the benefits of the latest technology while working under
 restricted budgets.  The Linux platform is also an available option for Digex
 Managed Express Hosting, providing the benefits of a managed Linux solution on
 an entry-level managed hosting offer.
     According to industry analyst firm IDC, "Linux has started to become a
 mainstream operating system in all sizes of organizations, in all markets,
 worldwide.  Its reliability, stability, and ease with which the software can
 be customized is quite appealing to organizations.  The fact that many
 application development and deployment, middleware, serverware, and
 application products are freely available on the network helps as well."
 (Source IDC: "Linux: A Journey into the Enterprise," August, 2001)
     Elogex Inc., a leading provider of collaborative commerce solutions for
 logistics, is using Digex's Managed Linux solution to power the application
 tier of its transaction-intensive Elogex Network.  The application, which runs
 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, supports hundreds of users who conducted over a
 million transactions in the first quarter of 2002 alone.  "As the demand for
 our supply chain management solution continues to climb, we searched for a
 platform that provides reliability, scalability, quality and security while
 allowing us to enhance ROI," said Jeff Carter, chief technology officer at
 Elogex.  "Digex's Managed Linux solution provides us with an affordable,
 robust platform with end-to-end management of our Internet initiatives."
     Digex's Managed Linux solution includes both Red Hat Linux and the Apache
 Web Server on Intel-based servers.  Digex engineers have tested these Open
 Source Software products and packaged them to run in a production environment.
 Digex has developed a hardened, automated build that enables companies to get
 up and running reliably in minimal time.  In addition to managing the
 installation, configuration and testing of servers, Digex fully manages the
 procurement and acquisition of all hardware and software for clients.  Digex
 SmartServices 4.0 are included in all Digex managed hosting offerings and
 provide administration, monitoring, reporting, backup and security services
 for the entire Linux solution.
     "Our clients expect proven, best-of-breed platforms and we're pleased to
 meet market demand by adding Linux to our managed-hosting line-up," said
 Martha Gilbertson, vice president of product management at Digex.  "Our Linux
 solution allows companies to leverage the benefits of a dynamic, fully managed
 hosting platform within a limited budget.  This solution, along with recent
 offerings such as Managed Express Hosting and our Customer Furnished Equipment
 program, confirms our leadership in the evolving managed hosting space."
 
     About Digex
     Digex is the leading managed hosting provider for business on the
 Internet.  Digex customers, from mainstream enterprise corporations to
 Internet-based businesses, leverage Digex's services to deploy secure,
 scaleable, high performance business solutions, including electronic
 retailing, online financial services, online procurement and customer self-
 service applications.  Digex also offers value-added enterprise and
 professional services, including performance and security testing, monitoring,
 reporting and networking services.  Additional information on Digex is
 available at http://www.digex.com .
 
     About the WorldCom-Digex Affiliation
     The WorldCom-Digex affiliation strategically combines the custom managed
 Web and application hosting expertise of Digex with the shared, dedicated and
 colocation hosting technologies of WorldCom to offer businesses of all sizes
 the full continuum of secure, dependable hosting services.  Powered by the
 reach and reliability of the facilities-based WorldCom global network, the
 WorldCom-Digex affiliation rapidly delivers scalable, high-availability
 outsourced solutions that enable companies throughout North America, Europe
 and Asia to better focus on their core business.
 
     CONTACT: Media Contacts: Secret F. Wherrett, +1-240-456-3556, or
 secret.wherrett@digex.com; or Investor Contacts: Tania C. Almond,
 +1-240-456-3800, or tania.almond@digex.com; both of Digex, Incorporated.
 
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SOURCE Digex, Incorporated
    LAUREL, Md., April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Digex, Incorporated
 (Nasdaq:   DIGX), the leading managed hosting provider for business on the
 Internet, today announced it is expanding its managed hosting offerings with
 the introduction of the Digex Managed Linux solution using Red Hat Linux 7.2.
 The Digex Managed Linux platform allows enterprises to benefit from the time
 and cost savings of outsourced managed hosting while maintaining the
 flexibility to expand Internet initiatives as business grows.
     Increased performance at lower cost of ownership has become a key concern
 of businesses on the Internet.  Companies are increasingly looking for ways to
 adopt the latest technologies, accelerate time-to-market and increase Web site
 performance while realizing cost savings.  Recognizing these needs for
 enterprises of all sizes, Digex now offers a fully managed Linux solution.
 With Digex's Managed Linux solution, customers receive a high level of
 reliability on an Intel platform.  Additionally, by capitalizing on
 specialized Open Source Software licensing, Digex makes it possible for
 businesses to reap the benefits of the latest technology while working under
 restricted budgets.  The Linux platform is also an available option for Digex
 Managed Express Hosting, providing the benefits of a managed Linux solution on
 an entry-level managed hosting offer.
     According to industry analyst firm IDC, "Linux has started to become a
 mainstream operating system in all sizes of organizations, in all markets,
 worldwide.  Its reliability, stability, and ease with which the software can
 be customized is quite appealing to organizations.  The fact that many
 application development and deployment, middleware, serverware, and
 application products are freely available on the network helps as well."
 (Source IDC: "Linux: A Journey into the Enterprise," August, 2001)
     Elogex Inc., a leading provider of collaborative commerce solutions for
 logistics, is using Digex's Managed Linux solution to power the application
 tier of its transaction-intensive Elogex Network.  The application, which runs
 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, supports hundreds of users who conducted over a
 million transactions in the first quarter of 2002 alone.  "As the demand for
 our supply chain management solution continues to climb, we searched for a
 platform that provides reliability, scalability, quality and security while
 allowing us to enhance ROI," said Jeff Carter, chief technology officer at
 Elogex.  "Digex's Managed Linux solution provides us with an affordable,
 robust platform with end-to-end management of our Internet initiatives."
     Digex's Managed Linux solution includes both Red Hat Linux and the Apache
 Web Server on Intel-based servers.  Digex engineers have tested these Open
 Source Software products and packaged them to run in a production environment.
 Digex has developed a hardened, automated build that enables companies to get
 up and running reliably in minimal time.  In addition to managing the
 installation, configuration and testing of servers, Digex fully manages the
 procurement and acquisition of all hardware and software for clients.  Digex
 SmartServices 4.0 are included in all Digex managed hosting offerings and
 provide administration, monitoring, reporting, backup and security services
 for the entire Linux solution.
     "Our clients expect proven, best-of-breed platforms and we're pleased to
 meet market demand by adding Linux to our managed-hosting line-up," said
 Martha Gilbertson, vice president of product management at Digex.  "Our Linux
 solution allows companies to leverage the benefits of a dynamic, fully managed
 hosting platform within a limited budget.  This solution, along with recent
 offerings such as Managed Express Hosting and our Customer Furnished Equipment
 program, confirms our leadership in the evolving managed hosting space."
 
     About Digex
     Digex is the leading managed hosting provider for business on the
 Internet.  Digex customers, from mainstream enterprise corporations to
 Internet-based businesses, leverage Digex's services to deploy secure,
 scaleable, high performance business solutions, including electronic
 retailing, online financial services, online procurement and customer self-
 service applications.  Digex also offers value-added enterprise and
 professional services, including performance and security testing, monitoring,
 reporting and networking services.  Additional information on Digex is
 available at http://www.digex.com .
 
     About the WorldCom-Digex Affiliation
     The WorldCom-Digex affiliation strategically combines the custom managed
 Web and application hosting expertise of Digex with the shared, dedicated and
 colocation hosting technologies of WorldCom to offer businesses of all sizes
 the full continuum of secure, dependable hosting services.  Powered by the
 reach and reliability of the facilities-based WorldCom global network, the
 WorldCom-Digex affiliation rapidly delivers scalable, high-availability
 outsourced solutions that enable companies throughout North America, Europe
 and Asia to better focus on their core business.
 
     CONTACT: Media Contacts: Secret F. Wherrett, +1-240-456-3556, or
 secret.wherrett@digex.com; or Investor Contacts: Tania C. Almond,
 +1-240-456-3800, or tania.almond@digex.com; both of Digex, Incorporated.
 
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