SwapDrive Introduces Program to Provide ISPs and HSPs with Bundled Online Storage and File Management Services

ISP@SwapDrive Program Allows Service Providers to Offer Customers

More Value-Added Services in Single Bundled Package



Apr 03, 2001, 01:00 ET from SwapDrive

    WASHINGTON, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- SwapDrive, a provider of online file
 management and storage software and services, today announced the launch of
 ISP@SwapDrive, a program catering to the ISP and HSP markets by creating extra
 value-added services for their customer base.  ISP@SwapDrive is the most
 recent addition to the SwapDrive Provider Network (SPN), which provides
 companies with the tools needed to build online storage and file management
 systems that are compatible with the SwapDrive platform.
     In a secure environment, the ISP@SwapDrive program enables users to create
 files and folders that are accessible over the Internet.  Similar to an office
 Local Area Network (LAN) or Wide Area Network (WAN), users can establish
 groups and assign access permissions to specific folders as well as share
 files with other users.  SwapDrive also offers a variety of complementary
 technologies to be included in ISP@SwapDrive such as SDBackup, an automated
 backup tool; support for Palm(TM) VII users; DesignPACK, an online viewing and
 editing tool for an assortment of file formats; and large file compression and
 encryption prior to transfer.
     "By offering additional services to customers such as online file sharing
 and automated back-up, ISPs can differentiate themselves from competitors and
 at the same time become more attractive to potential customers," said Marc
 Wallace, SwapDrive CEO.  "ISP@SwapDrive ultimately increases the value-add of
 a service provider's offering."
 
     Pricing and Availability
     Pricing for the ISP@SwapDrive program is based on a per-gigabyte basis
 with discounts available for blocks of storage in excess of 10 gigabytes.
 SwapDrive offers two pricing models to make services available to an ISP's
 customers.  Option one allows the ISP to purchase a block of storage from
 SwapDrive and then resell it to customers.  The second option is for ISPs to
 refer interested parties to SwapDrive and receive compensation on a revenue-
 sharing basis.  For more information on the ISP@SwapDrive program, visit
 http://www.swapdrive.com/isp.asp or email isp@swapdrive.com to sign up.
 
     About SwapDrive
     Founded in 1999, SwapDrive is a Web Storage Solutions Provider (WSSP) that
 offers business users enhanced Internet-based file management solutions,
 enabling them to access their files anytime, from anywhere, using just a Web
 browser.  The SwapDrive Operating Application Platform, a family of data
 storage software services, helps growing enterprises quickly and easily access
 virtually unlimited data storage capacity and capabilities and manage existing
 storage infrastructure services.  SwapDrive has partnered with industry
 leading companies including Exodus Communications, EMC, Veritas and
 StorageNetworks, Inc.  SwapDrive is a venture-backed company located in
 Washington, D.C.  For more information about SwapDrive, please call
 (202) 393-9900 or visit the company's Web site at http://www.swapdrive.com.
 
     All trademarks are properties of their respective owners.
 
 

SOURCE SwapDrive
    WASHINGTON, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- SwapDrive, a provider of online file
 management and storage software and services, today announced the launch of
 ISP@SwapDrive, a program catering to the ISP and HSP markets by creating extra
 value-added services for their customer base.  ISP@SwapDrive is the most
 recent addition to the SwapDrive Provider Network (SPN), which provides
 companies with the tools needed to build online storage and file management
 systems that are compatible with the SwapDrive platform.
     In a secure environment, the ISP@SwapDrive program enables users to create
 files and folders that are accessible over the Internet.  Similar to an office
 Local Area Network (LAN) or Wide Area Network (WAN), users can establish
 groups and assign access permissions to specific folders as well as share
 files with other users.  SwapDrive also offers a variety of complementary
 technologies to be included in ISP@SwapDrive such as SDBackup, an automated
 backup tool; support for Palm(TM) VII users; DesignPACK, an online viewing and
 editing tool for an assortment of file formats; and large file compression and
 encryption prior to transfer.
     "By offering additional services to customers such as online file sharing
 and automated back-up, ISPs can differentiate themselves from competitors and
 at the same time become more attractive to potential customers," said Marc
 Wallace, SwapDrive CEO.  "ISP@SwapDrive ultimately increases the value-add of
 a service provider's offering."
 
     Pricing and Availability
     Pricing for the ISP@SwapDrive program is based on a per-gigabyte basis
 with discounts available for blocks of storage in excess of 10 gigabytes.
 SwapDrive offers two pricing models to make services available to an ISP's
 customers.  Option one allows the ISP to purchase a block of storage from
 SwapDrive and then resell it to customers.  The second option is for ISPs to
 refer interested parties to SwapDrive and receive compensation on a revenue-
 sharing basis.  For more information on the ISP@SwapDrive program, visit
 http://www.swapdrive.com/isp.asp or email isp@swapdrive.com to sign up.
 
     About SwapDrive
     Founded in 1999, SwapDrive is a Web Storage Solutions Provider (WSSP) that
 offers business users enhanced Internet-based file management solutions,
 enabling them to access their files anytime, from anywhere, using just a Web
 browser.  The SwapDrive Operating Application Platform, a family of data
 storage software services, helps growing enterprises quickly and easily access
 virtually unlimited data storage capacity and capabilities and manage existing
 storage infrastructure services.  SwapDrive has partnered with industry
 leading companies including Exodus Communications, EMC, Veritas and
 StorageNetworks, Inc.  SwapDrive is a venture-backed company located in
 Washington, D.C.  For more information about SwapDrive, please call
 (202) 393-9900 or visit the company's Web site at http://www.swapdrive.com.
 
     All trademarks are properties of their respective owners.
 
 SOURCE  SwapDrive