Connectria Provides IBM DB2 Hosting, IBM WebSphere Portal Hosting and WebSphere Application Server Hosting To Ascendant Technology

ST. LOUIS, MO (February 9, 2004) - Connectria Corporation today announced that it has been awarded a multi-year contract to provide comprehensive 24/7 hosting of IBM WebSphere Portal, IBM WebSphere Application Server, and IBM DB2 databases running on Microsoft Windows servers for Ascendent Technology. These systems will be used by Ascendant to deliver advanced portal solutions to their clients worldwide. Ascendant will leverage Connectria's advanced Internet and data center infrastructure, as well as its expertise in IT infrastructure technologies from IBM and Microsoft. Connectria is a Premier IBM/Lotus Business Partner and a Microsoft Certified Solutions Provider.

About Ascendant Technology
Ascendant Technology delivers web-based, collaborative workplace solutions built on IBM portal technology. Ascendant's offerings include custom and packaged solutions for mid-market businesses based on their specific needs. Ascendant fully supports Lotus Workplace, including Web Content Management and the integration of Domino assets into Portal. In addition to Healthcare, Ascendant has bundled IBM software and services to provide solutions for the Professional Service and Industrial sectors. Ascendant has offices in Austin, TX, Cambridge, MA and Denver, CO. For more information please visit

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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