Connectria To Provide High Availability iSeries Managed Hosting Using MIMIX For First Bank

ST. LOUIS, MO (December 15, 2006) - Connectria Corporation has announced that it will provide high availability iSeries managed hosting services using MIMIX® data replication technologies for First Bank. First Bank operates a division called Group Data Services (GDS) that performs transaction processing services for other community banks, as well as for First Bank. Recent growth within both FirstBank and GDS created the need for Group Data Services to upgrade its IT infrastructure to include a sophisticated high-availability architecture. After reviewing many options, FirstBank selected Connectria due to their experience in providing high-availability iSeries environments.

As part of the engagement, Connectria will host GDS's production iSeries server from one of Connectria's world-class data centers, with a replicated iSeries server configured in a high-availability architecture using MIMIX®, located in a geographically separated Connectria data center. GDS will leverage Connectria's advanced Internet and data center infrastructure, as well as its expertise in operating high availability iSeries environments. Connectria is a Premier IBM Business Partner, a Lakeview Technology Business Partner (the provider of MIMIX), and a three-time IBM Beacon Award Winner.

About First Bank
FirstBank has a broad range of products and services for almost any financial need including checking and savings accounts, loans and investment assistance. They also offers a host of convenient FirstACCESS E-Banking services such as 24-hour Online Banking, ATM and Phone Banking and CHECKCard. There are 33 FirstBank bank locations throughout west and middle Tennessee. 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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