EDS Teams With Microsoft, Compaq and Intel to Expand Managed High Availability Web Hosting Services

EDS Offers 99.999% Service Availability



Solution Targets $3.2 Trillion Market, Based on Microsoft Windows 2000

Datacenter Server Operating System



Apr 03, 2001, 01:00 ET from Electronic Data Systems Corporation

    CHICAGO, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- COMDEX CHICAGO 2001 -- Targeting the
 $3.2 trillion e-commerce market -- where one hour of downtime can cost more
 than $250,000 -- EDS (NYSE:   EDS), in collaboration with Microsoft, Compaq and
 Intel, today announced it is adding a Microsoft based enhanced high-
 availability web hosting service to its current offering.
     EDS currently offers managed high availability web hosting services, which
 measure the percent of time a web site is operational.  High-availability web
 hosting services are an enhancement of web hosting services, which provide
 connectivity, monitoring, management, security, scalability, support and
 technical expertise required for mission-critical Web operations.
     "With our deep industry expertise and ability to integrate across systems
 and services, EDS delivers robust business-critical hosting solutions that
 have the ability to grow as the client grows," said Dennis E. Law, global
 service line vice president for web hosting at EDS.  "Clients have the power
 to choose the solution that best fits their needs and the flexibility to add
 services without the complexities involved with managing multiple vendors."
     EDS' enhanced Microsoft platform high availability solution, with 99.999%
 service availability, features Microsoft's most advanced server operating
 system, Windows 2000 Datacenter Server.  Combining this advanced operating
 system with Intel-based Compaq servers and EDS' world-class managed hosting
 and integration services provides a robust solution with the stability and
 security of trusted industry leaders through a single point of contact.
     Forester Research, Inc. forecasts the market for Internet sales to exceed
 $3.2 trillion by 2003 and identifies losses to some companies as high as
 $250,000 per hour resulting from system down time.
     EDS Managed Web Hosting Services, a leader in complex web hosting
 solutions, provides the best investment value for complex web hosting
 solutions globally for corporations, large dotcoms, application service
 providers, enterprise customers and others that require mission-critical
 reliability for the most demanding business solutions.  EDS Managed Web
 Hosting Services is part of EDS Managed Hosting Services, which offers
 certified packaged services for web hosting, application hosting and storage,
 managed in a shared or dedicated environment.
     "We're very pleased EDS is using Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
 to deliver the highest levels of scalability and availability for hosted line-
 of-business and e-commerce solutions," said Ian Rogoff, vice president of
 Worldwide Partner Group, Microsoft Corp.  "We expect customers to realize
 great business value from the combination of EDS data center expertise,
 Microsoft's most advanced enterprise technologies and powerful platforms from
 Compaq and Intel."
     "Today, EDS is one of Compaq's top consultants/system integrator partners.
 This joint initiative with EDS highlights Compaq's clear market leadership
 position as number one in web servers," said Randy DeMont, Compaq's vice
 president of Global Enterprises and Partnerships.
     "Intel is pleased to be working with EDS, Compaq, Microsoft and other
 important industry players to deliver reliable Internet solutions to end-
 customers," said Deborah Conrad, vice president of Intel's Business Marketing
 and Alliances Group.  "We firmly believe that Intel-Architecture-based
 solutions will define the future of the reliable, cost-efficient data center."
     EDS, the leading global services company, provides strategy,
 implementation and hosting for clients managing the business and technology
 complexities of the digital economy.  EDS brings together the world's best
 technologies to address critical client business imperatives.  It helps
 clients eliminate boundaries, collaborate in new ways, establish their
 customers' trust and continuously seek improvement.  EDS, with its management
 consulting subsidiary, A.T. Kearney, serves the world's leading companies and
 governments in 55 countries.  EDS reported revenues of $19.2 billion in 2000.
 The company's stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange and the London
 Stock Exchange.
 
      CONTACT:
      Salim Rahimi - EDS
      972.605.6793
      salim.rahimi@eds.com
 
 

SOURCE Electronic Data Systems Corporation
    CHICAGO, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- COMDEX CHICAGO 2001 -- Targeting the
 $3.2 trillion e-commerce market -- where one hour of downtime can cost more
 than $250,000 -- EDS (NYSE:   EDS), in collaboration with Microsoft, Compaq and
 Intel, today announced it is adding a Microsoft based enhanced high-
 availability web hosting service to its current offering.
     EDS currently offers managed high availability web hosting services, which
 measure the percent of time a web site is operational.  High-availability web
 hosting services are an enhancement of web hosting services, which provide
 connectivity, monitoring, management, security, scalability, support and
 technical expertise required for mission-critical Web operations.
     "With our deep industry expertise and ability to integrate across systems
 and services, EDS delivers robust business-critical hosting solutions that
 have the ability to grow as the client grows," said Dennis E. Law, global
 service line vice president for web hosting at EDS.  "Clients have the power
 to choose the solution that best fits their needs and the flexibility to add
 services without the complexities involved with managing multiple vendors."
     EDS' enhanced Microsoft platform high availability solution, with 99.999%
 service availability, features Microsoft's most advanced server operating
 system, Windows 2000 Datacenter Server.  Combining this advanced operating
 system with Intel-based Compaq servers and EDS' world-class managed hosting
 and integration services provides a robust solution with the stability and
 security of trusted industry leaders through a single point of contact.
     Forester Research, Inc. forecasts the market for Internet sales to exceed
 $3.2 trillion by 2003 and identifies losses to some companies as high as
 $250,000 per hour resulting from system down time.
     EDS Managed Web Hosting Services, a leader in complex web hosting
 solutions, provides the best investment value for complex web hosting
 solutions globally for corporations, large dotcoms, application service
 providers, enterprise customers and others that require mission-critical
 reliability for the most demanding business solutions.  EDS Managed Web
 Hosting Services is part of EDS Managed Hosting Services, which offers
 certified packaged services for web hosting, application hosting and storage,
 managed in a shared or dedicated environment.
     "We're very pleased EDS is using Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
 to deliver the highest levels of scalability and availability for hosted line-
 of-business and e-commerce solutions," said Ian Rogoff, vice president of
 Worldwide Partner Group, Microsoft Corp.  "We expect customers to realize
 great business value from the combination of EDS data center expertise,
 Microsoft's most advanced enterprise technologies and powerful platforms from
 Compaq and Intel."
     "Today, EDS is one of Compaq's top consultants/system integrator partners.
 This joint initiative with EDS highlights Compaq's clear market leadership
 position as number one in web servers," said Randy DeMont, Compaq's vice
 president of Global Enterprises and Partnerships.
     "Intel is pleased to be working with EDS, Compaq, Microsoft and other
 important industry players to deliver reliable Internet solutions to end-
 customers," said Deborah Conrad, vice president of Intel's Business Marketing
 and Alliances Group.  "We firmly believe that Intel-Architecture-based
 solutions will define the future of the reliable, cost-efficient data center."
     EDS, the leading global services company, provides strategy,
 implementation and hosting for clients managing the business and technology
 complexities of the digital economy.  EDS brings together the world's best
 technologies to address critical client business imperatives.  It helps
 clients eliminate boundaries, collaborate in new ways, establish their
 customers' trust and continuously seek improvement.  EDS, with its management
 consulting subsidiary, A.T. Kearney, serves the world's leading companies and
 governments in 55 countries.  EDS reported revenues of $19.2 billion in 2000.
 The company's stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange and the London
 Stock Exchange.
 
      CONTACT:
      Salim Rahimi - EDS
      972.605.6793
      salim.rahimi@eds.com
 
 SOURCE  Electronic Data Systems Corporation