Connectria Provides High Availability E-Commerce Hosting with Clustered Web Servers running Microsoft SQL Server Databases & Redundant Disaster Recovery Servers For Southco

ST. LOUIS, MO (November 2, 2004) - Connectria Corporation today announced that it has been awarded a multi-year contract to provide a high-availability web environment to Southco, Inc, a privately held Pennsylvania manufacturer. This solution will provide Southco's global clients with the ability to place orders, check order status, and communicate with Southco's staff 24/7.

As part of this environment, Connectria will provide a high availability web infrastructure consisting of dedicated Microsoft Windows servers located in Connectria's St. Louis, Missouri, data center, and redundant disaster recovery servers located in Connectria's Philadelphia data center. This high availability environment consists of clustered Microsoft web servers running Microsoft SQL Server databases connected to Connectria's high-performance Internet infrastructure and Storage Area Network (SAN) to deliver both on-demand storage and on-demand Internet bandwidth for Southco.

Connectria will utilize its St. Louis-based 24/7 Network Operations Center (NOC) in conjunction with its sophisticated enterprise monitoring tools to support Southco. Southco will have real-time visibility into its e-commerce environment via Connectria's secure, customized web portal available as part of Connectria's standard offering. Southco will leverage Connectria's redundant Internet and data center infrastructure, its 24x7 NOC, and its expertise in IT infrastructure technologies from Microsoft and Cisco. Connectria is a Microsoft Certified Solutions Provider.

About Southco, Inc.
Southco is a leading global provider of engineered access solutions, including latches, captive fasteners, hinges, handles, and other accessories for applications in the marine, networking, telecommunications, computer, automotive, mass transit, off-highway/construction, RV/caravan, industrial machinery and HVAC industries. Southco is strongly focused on customized engineering solutions and global support for its key customers. The company aspires to be a virtual engineering center for its customers' engineered-access solutions and is committed to providing outstanding quality an overall satisfaction. Southco's promise to its customers is to connect, create and innovate to provide the best solution for every access engineering problem. More information can be found at www.southco.com.

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. http://www.connectria.com

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