Connectria To Provide 24/7 iSeries and Notes Hosting Services To Ecko Unlimited

ST. LOUIS, MO (May 1, 2005) - Connectria Corporation today announced Ecko Unlimited (Ecko) has upgraded its original iSeries (AS/400) Remote Monitoring and Administration contract to a hosting model whereby its environment will be hosted within Connectria's enterprise class data centers. Connectria's project team will manage the move of the systems from Ecko's data center to Connectria with responsibility for backup and restoration, breakdown and set up of the environment, and re-establishing network connectivity.

Connectria's iSeries (AS/400) Managed Hosting will enable Ecko to take advantage of the redundant infrastructure within Connectria's facility and reduce operational costs. Connectria will continue to provide 24/7 monitoring of Ecko's IBM System i (iSeries-AS/400) servers, including batch job processing and alerting of job suspensions or interruptions, PTF and upgrade management, maintenance scheduling, and data back-up services. Ecko will leverage Connectria's 24/7 Network Operations Center, our advanced IBM System i (iSeries-AS/400) automation tools, and our IBM iSeries and AS400 expertise.

In addition, Connectria will provide 24/7 Lotus Notes (Domino) Hosting and Administration of Ecko's Lotus Notes (Domino) environment. This will allow Ecko to focus on its core business while taking advantage of Connectria's expertise in managing mission critical messaging environments. Connectria is a Premier IBM Business Partner and three-time IBM Beacon Award Winner.

About Ecko Unlimited
Ecko Unlimited (headquartered in New York, NY) is a business unit of Marc Ecko Enterprises and the company behind the World Famous Rhino Brand, a fashion based cultural compass pointed squarely at the new world market and commercial success. Founded in 1993 by Designer, Marc Ecko, Ecko Unlimited has fully established itself as one of the most innovative and successful lifestyle brands in less than a decade. The Ecko Unltd. brand has expanded to include 12 lines comprised of Ecko Unlimited (men), Eckored (women), Ecko Unltd. Function (outerwear), Marc Ecko Leather (leather goods), Marc Ecko watches, Marc Ecko Eyewear, Ecko Unltd. Storage (bags and accessories), Marc Ecko Footwear (men's, women's, and children's footwear), and the new Ecko Unlimited Boys and Eckored Girls lines. More information can be found at

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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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