Connectria To Provide IBM System i (iSeries-AS/400) Remote Monitoring & Management To Akorn, Inc.

ST. LOUIS, MO (December 15, 2005) - Connectria Corporation today announced that it will provide IBM System i (iSeries-AS/400) remote monitoring and management services for Akorn, Inc's mission critical IBM System i (iSeries-AS/400) Model 720 server. Connectria's IBM System i (iSeries-AS/400) remote monitoring and management services will enable Akorn Inc. to reduce its support costs while increasing service levels to 24/7 in order to meet its growing business requirements. Akorn, Inc. will leverage Connectria's 24/7 Network Operations Center, its advanced IBM System i (iSeries-AS/400) automation tools, and its IBM iSeries and AS400 expertise. Connectria is a Premier IBM Business Partner and three-time IBM Beacon Award Winner.

About Akorn, Inc.
Akorn, Inc. is a specialty pharmaceutical company engaged in the development, manufacturing and marketing of branded and multi-source pharmaceutical products. As a specialty pharmaceutical company, Akorn is focused on three major business segments: Ophthalmology, Hospitals, and Contract Manufacturing. With a historical revenue base of over $50 million, Akorn's eye is on the future. With numerous new product introductions planned in 2006, Akorn is poised for tremendous growth. 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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