Connectria To Provide Custom Microsoft Hosting For The Swan Corporation

ST. LOUIS, MO (January 24, 2003) - Connectria Corporation today announced that it has been awarded a multi-year contract to provide a sophisticated hosting environment for The Swan Corporation (Swan) consisting of Microsoft Windows servers running Microsoft .Net applications, Microsoft IIS, and Microsoft SQL Server databases. These systems will be used by Swan to provide comprehensive communications capabilities to its employees, suppliers and customers. Swan will leverage Connectria's advanced Internet and data center infrastructure, as well as its expertise in IT infrastructure technologies from Microsoft. Connectria is a Microsoft Certified Solutions Provider.

About The Swan Corporation
The Swan Corporation is a leader in the manufacture of quality products for the Kitchen and Bath. Our Swanstone products offer the toughest impact strength of any solid surface material. Our proprietary compression molding process using fiber reinforcement created the only 1/4" solid surface material recommended for use in horizontal applications when laminated to particle board. With Swanstone, you get a material that's not only impact resistant, but lighter and more temperature resistant than other solid surfaces. Our compression molding process allows us to manufacture one piece vanity tops with integral sinks and backsplashes, kitchen counters with backsplash and front returns and island counters with returns. And unlike other solid surface manufacturers, all of the Swanstone products are available in both solid and aggregate colors. 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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