Verado Co-Sponsors Microsoft VisualStudio.NET Seminar for Developers And Offers a 60-Day Free Hosting Test Environment

Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from Verado Holdings, Inc.

    DENVER, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Verado (Nasdaq:   VRDO) a provider of
 outsourced data center and managed services solutions for businesses, today
 announced that it will co-sponsor Microsoft's "Battle for the Web" seminar
 that approximately 700 software developers will attend Wednesday, April 11 at
 the Denver Marriott Southeast.  Attendees will receive a 60-day free trial of
 the Microsoft VisualStudio.NET software development platform and Web services
 architecture hosted in Verado's Denver data center.
     (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010208/LATH084LOGO-a )
     Verado's director of business development, Brad Renville, is scheduled to
 speak at the seminar and to discuss the importance of the company's
 information delivery system strategy and its state-of-the-art hosting
 environments.  The increase in broadband access points and the speed,
 security, redundancy and reliability of data center environments have made
 network computing possible.  Verado's network of data centers form the
 foundation for the next evolution in online computing, Web-based applications
 and the distributed desktop.
     At the seminar, Verado will offer developers a free dedicated hosting
 environment for a limited time so they can fine tune new applications and beta
 test the Windows based online software development Internet platform.
 Verado's offer marks the first time developers can interact with the next
 version of Visual Studio.NET on the Web -- the environment for which it is
 ultimately intended.
     The .NET platform is intended to increase collaboration and control of
 data between computers, software development tools and Web services.  The rise
 of the Internet and the software services industry has forced programmers to
 speed up and radically change the way applications are tested and developed
 according to a recent Harvard Business School study published in the MIT Sloan
 Management Review.  Verado intends to influence this decision with its offer
 to developers of a no-cost hosting environment to test the .NET Internet
 platform.
     With the speed, security, redundancy and reliability requirements of
 online test environments, Verado expects to make online computing and
 collaboration a reality at its nationwide network of data centers.  The online
 computing environment is another way for developers to access their
 development environment on an as-needed basis from any Internet-enabled
 computer.
     "Verado offers customized approaches and choices for customers who may
 want to use different software development tools and platforms.  Why buy your
 own server, set up your own infrastructure and dedicate staff to test a new
 platform or to create a new application?  In Verado's online hosting
 environment, software developers can create the next-generation application
 for their customers, without spending time worrying about the infrastructure
 requirements and a potentially significant investment.  Leave it to our data
 center experts," says Verado CTO John Harper.
     For more information on the Microsoft.NET seminar, visit:
 http://msevents.microsoft.com/events/USA/ENU/detail/ED107642878.htm
 
     About Verado
     Verado Holdings, Inc., headquartered in Denver, Colorado, is a provider of
 outsourced data center and managed service solutions for businesses.  Verado's
 state-of-the-art data centers host, monitor and maintain mission-critical Web
 sites, e-commerce platforms and business applications.  Verado currently
 operates data centers in Denver, Dallas, Houston, Portland, Santa Clara,
 Irvine, San Diego, Glendale and Salt Lake City.  The data centers comprise
 approximately 245,000 square feet of space.  For more information, visit
 Verado's Web site at www.verado.com.
 
     Statements included in this press release that are not historical in
 nature are "forward-looking statements."  For example, without limitation,
 projections regarding successful sponsorships; strategic alliances; business
 opportunities and competitive market position; and the successful launch,
 implementation, performance and sales of services, products are forward
 looking. Actual events or results may differ materially and are subject to
 risks and uncertainties, including our ability to successfully attract and
 retain customers; our ability to successfully leverage our strategic
 alliances; and our ability to successfully sell, grow and maintain demand for
 our products and services.  There can be no assurance that we will be able to
 successfully realize our expectations, and the occurrence of one or more of
 these risks, or the failure to achieve one or more of these forward looking
 objectives, may cause the prevailing value of any publicly traded debt and
 equity securities to decrease.  The companies have no obligation to update
 forward-looking statements.  Readers are encouraged to refer to Verado's
 reports from time to time filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission
 for a further discussion of Verado's business and risk factors that may affect
 operating and financial results and forward looking statements.
 
 

SOURCE Verado Holdings, Inc.
    DENVER, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Verado (Nasdaq:   VRDO) a provider of
 outsourced data center and managed services solutions for businesses, today
 announced that it will co-sponsor Microsoft's "Battle for the Web" seminar
 that approximately 700 software developers will attend Wednesday, April 11 at
 the Denver Marriott Southeast.  Attendees will receive a 60-day free trial of
 the Microsoft VisualStudio.NET software development platform and Web services
 architecture hosted in Verado's Denver data center.
     (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010208/LATH084LOGO-a )
     Verado's director of business development, Brad Renville, is scheduled to
 speak at the seminar and to discuss the importance of the company's
 information delivery system strategy and its state-of-the-art hosting
 environments.  The increase in broadband access points and the speed,
 security, redundancy and reliability of data center environments have made
 network computing possible.  Verado's network of data centers form the
 foundation for the next evolution in online computing, Web-based applications
 and the distributed desktop.
     At the seminar, Verado will offer developers a free dedicated hosting
 environment for a limited time so they can fine tune new applications and beta
 test the Windows based online software development Internet platform.
 Verado's offer marks the first time developers can interact with the next
 version of Visual Studio.NET on the Web -- the environment for which it is
 ultimately intended.
     The .NET platform is intended to increase collaboration and control of
 data between computers, software development tools and Web services.  The rise
 of the Internet and the software services industry has forced programmers to
 speed up and radically change the way applications are tested and developed
 according to a recent Harvard Business School study published in the MIT Sloan
 Management Review.  Verado intends to influence this decision with its offer
 to developers of a no-cost hosting environment to test the .NET Internet
 platform.
     With the speed, security, redundancy and reliability requirements of
 online test environments, Verado expects to make online computing and
 collaboration a reality at its nationwide network of data centers.  The online
 computing environment is another way for developers to access their
 development environment on an as-needed basis from any Internet-enabled
 computer.
     "Verado offers customized approaches and choices for customers who may
 want to use different software development tools and platforms.  Why buy your
 own server, set up your own infrastructure and dedicate staff to test a new
 platform or to create a new application?  In Verado's online hosting
 environment, software developers can create the next-generation application
 for their customers, without spending time worrying about the infrastructure
 requirements and a potentially significant investment.  Leave it to our data
 center experts," says Verado CTO John Harper.
     For more information on the Microsoft.NET seminar, visit:
 http://msevents.microsoft.com/events/USA/ENU/detail/ED107642878.htm
 
     About Verado
     Verado Holdings, Inc., headquartered in Denver, Colorado, is a provider of
 outsourced data center and managed service solutions for businesses.  Verado's
 state-of-the-art data centers host, monitor and maintain mission-critical Web
 sites, e-commerce platforms and business applications.  Verado currently
 operates data centers in Denver, Dallas, Houston, Portland, Santa Clara,
 Irvine, San Diego, Glendale and Salt Lake City.  The data centers comprise
 approximately 245,000 square feet of space.  For more information, visit
 Verado's Web site at www.verado.com.
 
     Statements included in this press release that are not historical in
 nature are "forward-looking statements."  For example, without limitation,
 projections regarding successful sponsorships; strategic alliances; business
 opportunities and competitive market position; and the successful launch,
 implementation, performance and sales of services, products are forward
 looking. Actual events or results may differ materially and are subject to
 risks and uncertainties, including our ability to successfully attract and
 retain customers; our ability to successfully leverage our strategic
 alliances; and our ability to successfully sell, grow and maintain demand for
 our products and services.  There can be no assurance that we will be able to
 successfully realize our expectations, and the occurrence of one or more of
 these risks, or the failure to achieve one or more of these forward looking
 objectives, may cause the prevailing value of any publicly traded debt and
 equity securities to decrease.  The companies have no obligation to update
 forward-looking statements.  Readers are encouraged to refer to Verado's
 reports from time to time filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission
 for a further discussion of Verado's business and risk factors that may affect
 operating and financial results and forward looking statements.
 
 SOURCE  Verado Holdings, Inc.