Connectria Retains Microsoft Gold Certified Status With Hosting Solutions & Networking Infrastructure Solutions Competencies

ST. LOUIS, MO (July 30, 2008) - Connectria Corporation, a leading provider of world-class managed hosting & IT infrastructure outsourcing solutions, has retained Gold Certified status in the Microsoft Partner Program with a dual competency Hosting Solutions and Networking Infrastructure Solutions. As a Gold Certified Partner in the Microsoft Partner Program, Connectria has demonstrated expertise in delivering enterprise-class managed hosting services built on Microsoft technologies and a proven ability to meet customers' needs.

Microsoft Competencies are designed to help differentiate a partner's capabilities with specific Microsoft technologies to customers looking for a particular type of solution. Each competency has a unique set of requirements and benefits, formulated to accurately represent the specific skills and services that partners bring to the technology industry.

The Hosting Solutions specialization, formerly under the Advanced Infrastructure Solutions competency, has become the Hosting Solutions competency. This new competency better distinguishes Microsoft Partners as experts in the hosting industry. Microsoft has made requirements for Hosting Solutions competency much more rigorous. It is only offered to technical partners with more than two years of experience in managing a Windows-based network and partners must have their employees pass additional exams. Microsoft partners who are enrolled in the Network Infrastructure Solutions Competency have proven expertise in the design, deployment, and customization of networking infrastructure solutions using Windows Server Solutions.

"Retaining our Gold Certified Partner status in the Microsoft Partner Program demonstrates our commitment to provide the highest quality Microsoft hosting solutions in the industry. Our customers directly benefit from the training and support resources we receive as a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner." said Richard Waidmann, President and CEO of Connectria Corporation.

About The Microsoft Partner Program
The Microsoft Partner Program was launched in December 2003 and represents Microsoft's ongoing commitment to the success of partners worldwide. The program offers a single, integrated partnering framework that recognizes partner expertise, rewards the total impact that partners have in the technology marketplace, and delivers more value to help partners' businesses be successful. More information can be found at

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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