Peakstone Joins Forces With Mercury Interactive To Advance Internet Service Quality Solutions

Peakstone Aligns With Web Performance Monitoring Leader Dedicated to Internet

Service Assurance for Service Providers and eBusinesses



Jun 06, 2000, 01:00 ET from Peakstone Corporation

    SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Peakstone(TM) Corporation, the
 pioneer of a new category of Internet service assurance solutions called
 eAssurance(TM), today announced it has partnered with Mercury Interactive
 Corporation (Nasdaq: MERQ), the leading provider of Web performance management
 solutions, to integrate, develop, and deliver Internet service quality
 solutions to the marketplace.
     Peakstone is the first company to develop solutions that enable
 eBusinesses to assure and deliver predictable, committed, and differentiated
 service response levels in the face of dynamic and unpredictable web site
 traffic.  Mercury Interactive is the leading provider of Web performance
 management solutions that help eBusinesses optimally test and monitor
 business-critical Web applications, ensuring a better end-user experience.
 Together, Peakstone and Mercury Interactive will provide a comprehensive
 solution for Internet service delivery assurance.
     Peakstone will join Mercury Interactive's eBusiness alliance program and
 Mercury Interactive will concurrently join Peakstone's eAssurance partner
 program. Peakstone's eAssurance solutions and Mercury Interactive's Topaz(TM)
 and ActiveWatch(TM) performance-monitoring products and services together
 allow eBusinesses to monitor, analyze, provision, and control real-time
 response times to target customers. Peakstone's eAssurance solutions with
 Mercury Interactive's LoadRunner(R) and ActiveTest(TM) product and hosted load
 testing service are key to server provisioning, dynamic capacity allocation,
 and planning for a robust eBusiness infrastructure.
     "We fully expect that this real-time control of Internet service quality
 will be the next big maturation hurdle for Internet-based businesses and
 service providers," said Rick Sturm, president of Enterprise Management
 Associates, an industry analyst firm based in Boulder, Colorado.  "The
 combined Mercury Interactive and Peakstone value proposition is a compelling
 one for eBusinesses, and existing Mercury Interactive customers will quickly
 be able to take advantage of the solution."
     "Mercury Interactive is pleased to team with Peakstone to help resolve the
 types of Internet service quality issues that have been so highly publicized
 lately," said Ken Klein, COO of Mercury Interactive. "The coupling of our
 industry-leading load testing and performance monitoring products and hosted
 services with Peakstone's provisioning and proactive control solutions will
 enable eBusinesses to guarantee their customers a previously unattainable
 level of service excellence."
     "Application service providers and conscientious eBusinesses will be able
 to differentiate themselves to customers as never before," said T.M. Ravi,
 founder and CEO of Peakstone. "We are excited to be partnering with Mercury
 Interactive to make these huge strides in the evolution of Internet service
 delivery on behalf of our mutual customers."
 
     About Mercury Interactive Corporation
     Mercury Interactive is the leading provider of Web performance management
 solutions that help e-businesses deliver a positive user experience. Mercury
 Interactive solutions turn Web application performance, scalability and user
 experience into competitive advantage. The company's performance management
 products and hosted services are open and integrated to best test and monitor
 business-critical Web applications.  More than 10,000 business-to-business and
 business to consumer e-businesses, Internet Service Providers, Applications
 Service Providers, systems integrators, and consultants use Mercury
 Interactive solutions. Mercury Interactive is headquartered in Sunnyvale,
 California and has 40 offices worldwide. The company can be reached at
 www.mercuryinteractive.com or by phone at 408-822-5200.
 
     About Peakstone Corporation
     Peakstone has pioneered a new category of Internet Service Assurance
 solutions called eAssurance, which provides for proactive delivery of Internet
 service levels based on business objectives.  Peakstone's solutions are the
 first to enable ISPs, ASPs and eBusinesses to deliver predictable, committed
 and differentiated service levels, thereby increasing brand equity and
 customer loyalty. Founded by a team of Internet experts in 1999, Peakstone is
 funded by JAFCO, Bay Partners, and Internet industry luminaries.  Peakstone is
 headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.
     Peakstone, through its eAssurance Partner Program, works with Internet
 infrastructure leaders to integrate, develop, and deliver state-of-the-art
 Internet service quality solutions to the marketplace. Service providers and
 eBusinesses benefit by being able to reliably deliver and differentiate
 Internet services to businesses and end-users. Program partners collaborate
 with Peakstone on technology, marketing and sales initiatives to innovate new
 ways to meet their joint customer requirements.
     For more information about Peakstone products and services visit
 www.peakstone.com, send email to info@peakstone.com, or call 408-752-1020.
 
     NOTE:  Peakstone, the Peakstone logo, and eAssurance are trademarks of
 Peakstone Corporation in the United States and other countries.  LoadRunner is
 a registered trademark and Topaz, ActiveWatch, and ActiveTest are trademarks
 of Mercury Interactive Corporation, All other company and product names
 mentioned are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective
 companies.
 
 

SOURCE Peakstone Corporation
    SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Peakstone(TM) Corporation, the
 pioneer of a new category of Internet service assurance solutions called
 eAssurance(TM), today announced it has partnered with Mercury Interactive
 Corporation (Nasdaq: MERQ), the leading provider of Web performance management
 solutions, to integrate, develop, and deliver Internet service quality
 solutions to the marketplace.
     Peakstone is the first company to develop solutions that enable
 eBusinesses to assure and deliver predictable, committed, and differentiated
 service response levels in the face of dynamic and unpredictable web site
 traffic.  Mercury Interactive is the leading provider of Web performance
 management solutions that help eBusinesses optimally test and monitor
 business-critical Web applications, ensuring a better end-user experience.
 Together, Peakstone and Mercury Interactive will provide a comprehensive
 solution for Internet service delivery assurance.
     Peakstone will join Mercury Interactive's eBusiness alliance program and
 Mercury Interactive will concurrently join Peakstone's eAssurance partner
 program. Peakstone's eAssurance solutions and Mercury Interactive's Topaz(TM)
 and ActiveWatch(TM) performance-monitoring products and services together
 allow eBusinesses to monitor, analyze, provision, and control real-time
 response times to target customers. Peakstone's eAssurance solutions with
 Mercury Interactive's LoadRunner(R) and ActiveTest(TM) product and hosted load
 testing service are key to server provisioning, dynamic capacity allocation,
 and planning for a robust eBusiness infrastructure.
     "We fully expect that this real-time control of Internet service quality
 will be the next big maturation hurdle for Internet-based businesses and
 service providers," said Rick Sturm, president of Enterprise Management
 Associates, an industry analyst firm based in Boulder, Colorado.  "The
 combined Mercury Interactive and Peakstone value proposition is a compelling
 one for eBusinesses, and existing Mercury Interactive customers will quickly
 be able to take advantage of the solution."
     "Mercury Interactive is pleased to team with Peakstone to help resolve the
 types of Internet service quality issues that have been so highly publicized
 lately," said Ken Klein, COO of Mercury Interactive. "The coupling of our
 industry-leading load testing and performance monitoring products and hosted
 services with Peakstone's provisioning and proactive control solutions will
 enable eBusinesses to guarantee their customers a previously unattainable
 level of service excellence."
     "Application service providers and conscientious eBusinesses will be able
 to differentiate themselves to customers as never before," said T.M. Ravi,
 founder and CEO of Peakstone. "We are excited to be partnering with Mercury
 Interactive to make these huge strides in the evolution of Internet service
 delivery on behalf of our mutual customers."
 
     About Mercury Interactive Corporation
     Mercury Interactive is the leading provider of Web performance management
 solutions that help e-businesses deliver a positive user experience. Mercury
 Interactive solutions turn Web application performance, scalability and user
 experience into competitive advantage. The company's performance management
 products and hosted services are open and integrated to best test and monitor
 business-critical Web applications.  More than 10,000 business-to-business and
 business to consumer e-businesses, Internet Service Providers, Applications
 Service Providers, systems integrators, and consultants use Mercury
 Interactive solutions. Mercury Interactive is headquartered in Sunnyvale,
 California and has 40 offices worldwide. The company can be reached at
 www.mercuryinteractive.com or by phone at 408-822-5200.
 
     About Peakstone Corporation
     Peakstone has pioneered a new category of Internet Service Assurance
 solutions called eAssurance, which provides for proactive delivery of Internet
 service levels based on business objectives.  Peakstone's solutions are the
 first to enable ISPs, ASPs and eBusinesses to deliver predictable, committed
 and differentiated service levels, thereby increasing brand equity and
 customer loyalty. Founded by a team of Internet experts in 1999, Peakstone is
 funded by JAFCO, Bay Partners, and Internet industry luminaries.  Peakstone is
 headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.
     Peakstone, through its eAssurance Partner Program, works with Internet
 infrastructure leaders to integrate, develop, and deliver state-of-the-art
 Internet service quality solutions to the marketplace. Service providers and
 eBusinesses benefit by being able to reliably deliver and differentiate
 Internet services to businesses and end-users. Program partners collaborate
 with Peakstone on technology, marketing and sales initiatives to innovate new
 ways to meet their joint customer requirements.
     For more information about Peakstone products and services visit
 www.peakstone.com, send email to info@peakstone.com, or call 408-752-1020.
 
     NOTE:  Peakstone, the Peakstone logo, and eAssurance are trademarks of
 Peakstone Corporation in the United States and other countries.  LoadRunner is
 a registered trademark and Topaz, ActiveWatch, and ActiveTest are trademarks
 of Mercury Interactive Corporation, All other company and product names
 mentioned are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective
 companies.
 
 SOURCE  Peakstone Corporation