Connectria Provides 24/7 Managed Hosting & Disaster Recovery Services To Transentric

ST. LOUIS, MO (Mar 30, 2001) - Connectria Corporation and Transentric, a leading supply chain management company and division of Union Pacific, announced a strategic alliance for Connectria to deliver advanced data center services and disaster recovery to users of the Transentric Services Platform. Specifically, Connectria will provide Transentric with complete IT Infrastructure monitoring and management including approximately 25 servers running technologies that include HP-UX, Oracle, WebLogic, MQSeries, Microsoft Windows, Red Hat Linux, Checkpoint Firewalls, EMC Storage Area Networks (SAN), a large Cisco powered Wide Area Network, and a sophisticated Internet Infrastructure. These systems will be mirrored at an alternate Connectria data center with data replication being provided by Connectria engineering and proprietary technology. Transentric will leverage Connectria's advanced Internet and data center infrastructure, its expertise in cost-effective IT Disaster Recovery environments, and its knowledge of these advanced technologies from HP, Oracle, BEA, IBM, Microsoft, Redhat and Cisco.

Through the alliance, Connectria will enable Transentric customers to have enhanced 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week system monitoring, daily backup and restoration services, and operational monitoring of Transentric's servers. The IT infrastructure support services include monitoring of communication links, enterprise backup facility, secure data center facilities and managed firewall services. With these capabilities, Transentric will be able to offer its customers reliable and accurate Internet connectivity.

Transentric will benefit from Connectria's expertise in providing world-class data center services, information technology consulting services and from its extensive relationships with telecommunications providers and information technology solution partners worldwide, such as IBM, BEA, Microsoft and Oracle.

"This partnership with Connectria allows Transentric to focus on its core competency in the development and marketing of customized applications for global mixed-mode supply chain management, as well as our considerable relationships with large transportation providers worldwide," said George Gagen, executive vice president at Transentric.

&Transentric has powerful tools to make the supply chain more visible to all participants. They called on us to help them harness the power of the Web to make those tools even easier for customers to use,"said Richard S. Waidmann, President and CEO of Connectria. "We were pleased for the opportunity to put our data centers and our resources to work for Transentric. We look forward to giving Transentric more flexibility in its offerings while reducing their cost."

About Transentric
Formed in 1987 and located in St. Louis, Transentric enables supply chain improvement for a variety of companies. With 13 years of profitability and revenue growth, Transentric is building on its development of carrier software products and shipment management solutions to expand its portfolio of supply chain technology services. In addition to providing carrier solutions in the U.S. and Mexico, Transentric serves clients in trucking, paper, agriculture, chemicals, beverage and other industries. Customers include Bowater, Lamb Weston, Quaker Oats, Weyerhaeuser, Entergy and Wisconsin Central Transportation Company. Transentric is a part of Union Pacific Corporation. For more information, visit

About Connectria
Connectria is a profitable and growing global provider of complex hosting and managed hosting services. Connectria offers an array of hosting services for companies of all sizes across a wide range of technologies, including Enterprise Applications, Software as a Service (SaaS), HIPAA Compliance Support, Data Center Outsourcing, Disaster Recovery and Cloud Computing. A privately held company, Connectria has built its business through reinvesting profits and without equity financing. Connectria operates world-class Data Centers, Network Operations Centers, and Engineering Centers located in St. Louis, Missouri and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. From these facilities, Connectria operates as a virtual extension of its clients' IT organizations.

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