Third Largest International Advertising Agency Chooses Linux to Host Web Sites

BBDO INTERACTIVE Chooses SteelEye and IBM for Business-Critical Web Hosting



Feb 27, 2002, 00:00 ET from SteelEye Technology, Inc. from ,IBM

    ARMONK, N.Y. and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
 IBM and SteelEye(TM) Technology Inc. today announced that BBDO INTERACTIVE, a
 subsidiary of the third largest advertising agency worldwide, has chosen
 Linux(R) to develop and host websites and applications for its clients.  BBDO
 INTERACTIVE is deploying SteelEye's LifeKeeper(R) clustering software running
 on Linux-based IBM(R) eServer* xSeries(TM) servers and IBM DB2(R) Enterprise
 Edition for Linux.
     "BBDO INTERACTIVE provides complete Web hosting and infrastructure
 solutions for customers who require 99.99% and even higher level availability
 for their business-critical applications," said Andreas Walter, IT Manager for
 BBDO INTERACTIVE. "The integrated IBM xSeries server solution and SteelEye
 LifeKeeper clustering software offerings on Linux provide us with the ability
 to rapidly deploy and easily manage our platforms, all with a
 price/performance advantage that's unbeatable."
     BBDO INTERACTIVE chose Germany-based COMPUTER CONCEPT to help deliver
 SteelEye's newly available reliability package on IBM's eServer xSeries with
 DB2 database software for its enterprise-grade deployments.  BBDO INTERACTIVE
 was looking for high degrees of flexibility, reliability and ease of
 management to keep systems and applications up and running.  The company found
 these integrated IBM eServer xSeries and SteelEye's LifeKeeper offerings for
 Linux deliver the benefits it needs while providing a time-to-market
 competitive advantage.
     "Linux is playing a growing role as the operating system of choice for
 customers using DB2 and IBM xSeries servers.  Customers like BBDO INTERACTIVE
 are responding to the cost savings, performance and efficiency of Linux on
 Intel(R) servers with the reliability of our database software," said Richard
 Michos, IBM Vice President  and Business Unit Executive, Linux Servers. "Now,
 by working with SteelEye, we have demonstrated that our combined hardware and
 software Linux solution provides a complete, easy to install solution for high
 availability customer requirements."
     SteelEye also announced that it has attained IBM's ServerProven(R)
 validation for its LifeKeeper products running on IBM eServer xSeries servers
 with Linux and Microsoft(R) Windows(R) operating environments. With this
 announcement, customers can now choose from a variety of packaged clustering
 solutions, which support IBM DB2(R) Universal Database(TM), SAP R/3, Oracle,
 and email messaging environments.
     "Having become a member of the IBM ServerProven program, SteelEye now
 offers customers integrated solutions for their business needs with the
 confidence that customers can easily and rapidly implement and deploy reliable
 xSeries server environments to provide maximum reliability and uptime for
 their business-critical applications and data," said Boris Geller, Vice
 President of Marketing at SteelEye.  "SteelEye's LifeKeeper and Disaster
 Recovery Solutions provide unprecedented ease of use, reduce IT operations and
 management costs, and support a wide range of applications, servers and
 storage configurations."
     An easy and affordable high availability clustering solution designed to
 provide continuous uptime of critical business applications, servers and data,
 LifeKeeper offers flexibility through its scalability, plug-and-play
 integration and intuitive Java(TM) GUI. SteelEye also provides an easy upgrade
 path from local protection to WAN-optimized disaster monitoring and recovery
 with its Disaster Recovery Solution offerings. LifeKeeper used with DB2 and
 IBM's xSeries Servers provide customers with reliability and scalability, and
 deliver industry-leading price/performance for Linux.
 
     Availability
     The bundled Linux and Windows solutions are available now and can be
 purchased through IBM and SteelEye Global Channel Partners.  For a list of
 channel partners, please contact SteelEye at 877-319-0108 (+1-650-318-0108 for
 calls outside the USA).
 
     About SteelEye Technology, Inc.
     SteelEye Technology, Inc. is a leading provider of low cost high
 availability clustering software that is easy to deploy and operate. The
 company's LifeKeeper software and SteelEye Disaster Recovery Solution enable
 enterprises of all sizes to ensure continuous uptime of business-critical
 applications, servers and data. SteelEye products offer enterprise-grade
 reliability while simplifying implementation through plug-and-play support for
 the widest range of applications, servers, storage options, and operating
 systems, including Linux, Windows NT, Windows 2000, and Solaris environments.
 Global 1000 companies rely on LifeKeeper to keep thousands of servers up and
 running, including Chase Manhattan Bank and AT&T Corporation. Headquartered in
 Mountain View, Calif., SteelEye is privately held and has received venture
 financing from Compaq Computer Corporation; CrossBridge Partners; Dali, Hook
 Partners; Hitachi, Ltd.; Intel 64 Fund; Massey Burch Capital Corp.; and
 Venrock Associates. For more information, visit www.steeleye.com.
 
     About IBM
     IBM is the world's largest information technology company, with 80 years
 of leadership in helping businesses innovate. Drawing on resources from across
 IBM and key Business Partners, IBM offers a wide range of services, solutions
 and technologies that enable customers, large and small, to take full
 advantage of the new era of e-business. For more information about IBM, visit
 http://www.ibm.com .
 
     For information on COMPUTER CONCEPT, see http://www.cc-dresden.de .
 
     NOTE:  SteelEye is a trademark and LifeKeeper is a registered trademark of
 SteelEye Technology Inc. All other trademarks and registered trademarks
 mentioned in this document are properties of their respective owners.
     The IBM eServer brand consists of the established IBM e-business logo with
 the following descriptive term "server" following it. The following are either
 trademarks or registered of International Business Machines Corporation in the
 United States or other countries or both:  IBM, the e-business logo, DB2, DB2
 Universal Database, ServerProven and xSeries.
     Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 Java and all Java-related trademarks and logos are trademarks of Sun
 Microsystems, Inc.
     Linux is registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.  Other company, product
 and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.
 
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SOURCE SteelEye Technology, Inc.; IBM
    ARMONK, N.Y. and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
 IBM and SteelEye(TM) Technology Inc. today announced that BBDO INTERACTIVE, a
 subsidiary of the third largest advertising agency worldwide, has chosen
 Linux(R) to develop and host websites and applications for its clients.  BBDO
 INTERACTIVE is deploying SteelEye's LifeKeeper(R) clustering software running
 on Linux-based IBM(R) eServer* xSeries(TM) servers and IBM DB2(R) Enterprise
 Edition for Linux.
     "BBDO INTERACTIVE provides complete Web hosting and infrastructure
 solutions for customers who require 99.99% and even higher level availability
 for their business-critical applications," said Andreas Walter, IT Manager for
 BBDO INTERACTIVE. "The integrated IBM xSeries server solution and SteelEye
 LifeKeeper clustering software offerings on Linux provide us with the ability
 to rapidly deploy and easily manage our platforms, all with a
 price/performance advantage that's unbeatable."
     BBDO INTERACTIVE chose Germany-based COMPUTER CONCEPT to help deliver
 SteelEye's newly available reliability package on IBM's eServer xSeries with
 DB2 database software for its enterprise-grade deployments.  BBDO INTERACTIVE
 was looking for high degrees of flexibility, reliability and ease of
 management to keep systems and applications up and running.  The company found
 these integrated IBM eServer xSeries and SteelEye's LifeKeeper offerings for
 Linux deliver the benefits it needs while providing a time-to-market
 competitive advantage.
     "Linux is playing a growing role as the operating system of choice for
 customers using DB2 and IBM xSeries servers.  Customers like BBDO INTERACTIVE
 are responding to the cost savings, performance and efficiency of Linux on
 Intel(R) servers with the reliability of our database software," said Richard
 Michos, IBM Vice President  and Business Unit Executive, Linux Servers. "Now,
 by working with SteelEye, we have demonstrated that our combined hardware and
 software Linux solution provides a complete, easy to install solution for high
 availability customer requirements."
     SteelEye also announced that it has attained IBM's ServerProven(R)
 validation for its LifeKeeper products running on IBM eServer xSeries servers
 with Linux and Microsoft(R) Windows(R) operating environments. With this
 announcement, customers can now choose from a variety of packaged clustering
 solutions, which support IBM DB2(R) Universal Database(TM), SAP R/3, Oracle,
 and email messaging environments.
     "Having become a member of the IBM ServerProven program, SteelEye now
 offers customers integrated solutions for their business needs with the
 confidence that customers can easily and rapidly implement and deploy reliable
 xSeries server environments to provide maximum reliability and uptime for
 their business-critical applications and data," said Boris Geller, Vice
 President of Marketing at SteelEye.  "SteelEye's LifeKeeper and Disaster
 Recovery Solutions provide unprecedented ease of use, reduce IT operations and
 management costs, and support a wide range of applications, servers and
 storage configurations."
     An easy and affordable high availability clustering solution designed to
 provide continuous uptime of critical business applications, servers and data,
 LifeKeeper offers flexibility through its scalability, plug-and-play
 integration and intuitive Java(TM) GUI. SteelEye also provides an easy upgrade
 path from local protection to WAN-optimized disaster monitoring and recovery
 with its Disaster Recovery Solution offerings. LifeKeeper used with DB2 and
 IBM's xSeries Servers provide customers with reliability and scalability, and
 deliver industry-leading price/performance for Linux.
 
     Availability
     The bundled Linux and Windows solutions are available now and can be
 purchased through IBM and SteelEye Global Channel Partners.  For a list of
 channel partners, please contact SteelEye at 877-319-0108 (+1-650-318-0108 for
 calls outside the USA).
 
     About SteelEye Technology, Inc.
     SteelEye Technology, Inc. is a leading provider of low cost high
 availability clustering software that is easy to deploy and operate. The
 company's LifeKeeper software and SteelEye Disaster Recovery Solution enable
 enterprises of all sizes to ensure continuous uptime of business-critical
 applications, servers and data. SteelEye products offer enterprise-grade
 reliability while simplifying implementation through plug-and-play support for
 the widest range of applications, servers, storage options, and operating
 systems, including Linux, Windows NT, Windows 2000, and Solaris environments.
 Global 1000 companies rely on LifeKeeper to keep thousands of servers up and
 running, including Chase Manhattan Bank and AT&T Corporation. Headquartered in
 Mountain View, Calif., SteelEye is privately held and has received venture
 financing from Compaq Computer Corporation; CrossBridge Partners; Dali, Hook
 Partners; Hitachi, Ltd.; Intel 64 Fund; Massey Burch Capital Corp.; and
 Venrock Associates. For more information, visit www.steeleye.com.
 
     About IBM
     IBM is the world's largest information technology company, with 80 years
 of leadership in helping businesses innovate. Drawing on resources from across
 IBM and key Business Partners, IBM offers a wide range of services, solutions
 and technologies that enable customers, large and small, to take full
 advantage of the new era of e-business. For more information about IBM, visit
 http://www.ibm.com .
 
     For information on COMPUTER CONCEPT, see http://www.cc-dresden.de .
 
     NOTE:  SteelEye is a trademark and LifeKeeper is a registered trademark of
 SteelEye Technology Inc. All other trademarks and registered trademarks
 mentioned in this document are properties of their respective owners.
     The IBM eServer brand consists of the established IBM e-business logo with
 the following descriptive term "server" following it. The following are either
 trademarks or registered of International Business Machines Corporation in the
 United States or other countries or both:  IBM, the e-business logo, DB2, DB2
 Universal Database, ServerProven and xSeries.
     Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 Java and all Java-related trademarks and logos are trademarks of Sun
 Microsystems, Inc.
     Linux is registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.  Other company, product
 and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.
 
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