Surgient Selected as One of Network World's 10 Start-Ups to Watch

Network World Includes Austin, Texas-based Surgient Networks

in Annual Listing of Top Networking Companies in 2001



Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from Surgient Networks

    AUSTIN, Texas, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Surgient
 Networks, a leading technology company focused on fundamentally changing
 network content delivery economics, was selected as one of Network World's 10
 Start-Ups to Watch in 2001.
     Network World selected Surgient because of its innovative technology and
 business model, seasoned executives and workforce, and solid funding backed by
 marquee investors.
     "We are honored by Network World's recognition of our company and the
 significance of our break-through platform architecture," said Nagi Rao,
 President and CEO of Surgient Networks.  "This award further validates
 Surgient Networks' vision that a deterministic, e-utility platform is in
 lock-step with the needs of forward thinking networking, storage, and content
 delivery service providers."
     Rao added that the Network World award is a testament to the hard work and
 dedication that the entire company has maintained since its inception.  "The
 Internet infrastructure market has certainly witnessed dramatic change since
 our formation early last year," Rao said.  "However, this caliber of industry
 attention is further proof of the potential of our products and that we are
 executing perfectly against a sound business plan."
     "Surgient's deterministic and scalable architecture promises to provide
 the functionality, performance, and quality of experience required for
 profitable Internet-based services," said Michael Hoch, Senior Analyst with
 Aberdeen Group.  "Surgient's integrated approach differentiates the firm's
 solutions from suppliers who are focused on increased processing and/or
 storage bandwidth alone."
     "Performance for performance sake is not enough in today's competitive
 environment," said Tom Jacobik, Director, Texas Internet Data Centers (IDC)
 Operations and Facilities, Exodus.  "The absence of intelligent platform
 solutions has hindered the growth of differentiated services and Surgient
 Networks' deterministic platform enables revenue opportunities that were not
 available before."
     Previous winners of the Network World Top 10 Award include Akamai
 Technologies, Foundry Networks, Silverback Technologies, Red Hat Software, Top
 Layer Networks and Loudcloud.
 
     About Network World
     Network World, Inc., the Leader in Network Knowledge, empowers Network
 Leaders and enables e-business through education, information and community.
 Network World is the leading provider of news, analysis, reviews, events and
 education on information technology.  Network World publishes the leading
 newsweekly, Network World, hosts the most active online community, Network
 World Fusion (http://www.nwfusion.com), and produces educational seminars and
 events worldwide.
 
     About Surgient Networks
     Surgient Networks is fundamentally changing the economics of network
 content delivery.  The company's break-through architecture converges
 networking, storage and computing elements into a single, scalable and open
 family of platforms.  These products can reside at multiple points throughout
 the network infrastructure, enabling high volume content delivery from storage
 onto the network.  Service providers and enterprises will benefit from
 industry leading price-performance, reduced total cost of ownership and
 end-to-end determinism enabling true utility-based service delivery.  Surgient
 is backed by a prestigious group of institutional and private investors,
 including Austin Ventures, JAFCO Ventures, Cisco Systems and Enron Broadband
 Services.  Surgient Networks is based in Austin, Texas. (www.surgient.com)
 
     Press Contacts:
 
     Fran Kienle
     Director of Product Marketing
     Surgient Networks
     512-241-4677
     fran.kienle@surgient.com
 
     Phil Bode
     Integrated Communications Strategies (ICS)
     512-461-6115
     phil.bode@surgient.com
 
     Wendie Larkin
     Public Relations Manager
     Network World, Inc.
     508-490-6568
     wlarkin@nww.com
 
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    AUSTIN, Texas, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Surgient
 Networks, a leading technology company focused on fundamentally changing
 network content delivery economics, was selected as one of Network World's 10
 Start-Ups to Watch in 2001.
     Network World selected Surgient because of its innovative technology and
 business model, seasoned executives and workforce, and solid funding backed by
 marquee investors.
     "We are honored by Network World's recognition of our company and the
 significance of our break-through platform architecture," said Nagi Rao,
 President and CEO of Surgient Networks.  "This award further validates
 Surgient Networks' vision that a deterministic, e-utility platform is in
 lock-step with the needs of forward thinking networking, storage, and content
 delivery service providers."
     Rao added that the Network World award is a testament to the hard work and
 dedication that the entire company has maintained since its inception.  "The
 Internet infrastructure market has certainly witnessed dramatic change since
 our formation early last year," Rao said.  "However, this caliber of industry
 attention is further proof of the potential of our products and that we are
 executing perfectly against a sound business plan."
     "Surgient's deterministic and scalable architecture promises to provide
 the functionality, performance, and quality of experience required for
 profitable Internet-based services," said Michael Hoch, Senior Analyst with
 Aberdeen Group.  "Surgient's integrated approach differentiates the firm's
 solutions from suppliers who are focused on increased processing and/or
 storage bandwidth alone."
     "Performance for performance sake is not enough in today's competitive
 environment," said Tom Jacobik, Director, Texas Internet Data Centers (IDC)
 Operations and Facilities, Exodus.  "The absence of intelligent platform
 solutions has hindered the growth of differentiated services and Surgient
 Networks' deterministic platform enables revenue opportunities that were not
 available before."
     Previous winners of the Network World Top 10 Award include Akamai
 Technologies, Foundry Networks, Silverback Technologies, Red Hat Software, Top
 Layer Networks and Loudcloud.
 
     About Network World
     Network World, Inc., the Leader in Network Knowledge, empowers Network
 Leaders and enables e-business through education, information and community.
 Network World is the leading provider of news, analysis, reviews, events and
 education on information technology.  Network World publishes the leading
 newsweekly, Network World, hosts the most active online community, Network
 World Fusion (http://www.nwfusion.com), and produces educational seminars and
 events worldwide.
 
     About Surgient Networks
     Surgient Networks is fundamentally changing the economics of network
 content delivery.  The company's break-through architecture converges
 networking, storage and computing elements into a single, scalable and open
 family of platforms.  These products can reside at multiple points throughout
 the network infrastructure, enabling high volume content delivery from storage
 onto the network.  Service providers and enterprises will benefit from
 industry leading price-performance, reduced total cost of ownership and
 end-to-end determinism enabling true utility-based service delivery.  Surgient
 is backed by a prestigious group of institutional and private investors,
 including Austin Ventures, JAFCO Ventures, Cisco Systems and Enron Broadband
 Services.  Surgient Networks is based in Austin, Texas. (www.surgient.com)
 
     Press Contacts:
 
     Fran Kienle
     Director of Product Marketing
     Surgient Networks
     512-241-4677
     fran.kienle@surgient.com
 
     Phil Bode
     Integrated Communications Strategies (ICS)
     512-461-6115
     phil.bode@surgient.com
 
     Wendie Larkin
     Public Relations Manager
     Network World, Inc.
     508-490-6568
     wlarkin@nww.com
 
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