Connectria's CLOUD COMPUTING RANKS 2ND IN NORTH AMERICA & 4TH WORLDWIDE IN PERFORMANCE

Joins CloudSleuth's Partner Community To Measure Global and Regional Cloud Performance

cloudsleuth ST. LOUIS, MO. (February 23, 2012) - Connectria Hosting, a global managed hosting provider, today announced that as of February 23, Connectria ranked an impressive 2nd in the North American market and 4th on a global basis in Cloud Computing Performance (over a 30 day period view) as measured by the Global Provider View on CloudSleuth.

Sponsored by Compuware, the technology performance company, CloudSleuth is the industry's only partner-driven cloud performance community that fosters a collaborative exchange of strategies, best practices and resources for deploying and managing applications in the cloud. Connectria recently joined CloudSleuth in order to leverage its growing partner community. As part of its alliance with CloudSleuth, Connectria began participating in the Global Provider View, a free cloud monitoring service that objectively benchmarks page delivery performance and availability metrics of popular public cloud providers.

The Global Provider View application uses the Compuware Gomez Performance Network (GPN) to measure the performance of an identical sample application running on multiple cloud service providers. The application continuously measures vendor page delivery performance from more than 35 Internet backbone nodes across the globe. For anyone considering a cloud vendor, the Global Provider View provides near real-time vendor performance comparisons on a regional and global basis.

According to Scott Azzolina, Connectria Vice President of Marketing, "We're delighted to be part of the CloudSleuth community, and see the exceptional performance of our Cloud Computing Solutions validated. Our performance metrics derived by the Global Provider View demonstrate what Connectria's cloud customers have known all along; that in addition to a superb value, Connectria's Cloud Computing Solutions provide superior performance on a consistent basis. This is not only evidenced by our North American Cloud Computing solutions, but also by those who enjoy Connectria's Cloud Computing solutions in Europe, South America, Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and around the globe."

To compare Connectria's cloud performance and availability against alternative providers, please visit CloudSleuth at:
https://cloudsleuth.net/global-provider-view

To learn more about Connectria's cloud hosting solutions, please visit:
http://www.connectria.com/cloud/index.php

About CloudSleuth
CloudSleuth (www.cloudsleuth.net) gets IT and business professionals talking about cloud. Established as a partner-driven community by Compuware, CloudSleuth brings together industry experts, early cloud adopters and cloud newcomers to foster a collaborative exchange of strategies, best practices and resources for deploying and managing applications in the cloud. Content is provided by a growing network of contributing partners.

About Compuware Corporation
Compuware Corporation, the technology performance company, provides software, experts and best practices to ensure technology works well and delivers value. Compuware solutions make the world's most important technologies perform at their best for leading organizations worldwide, including 46 of the top 50 Fortune 500 companies and 12 of the top 20 most visited U.S. web sites. Learn more at: http://www.compuware.com.

About Connectria
Connectria Hosting (www.connectria.com) is a profitable and growing, global managed hosting provider of cloud hosting, dedicated server hosting and custom hosting services. Hosted solutions are available for technologies including OS, virtualization, database, email/collaboration and application/web servers. Connectria's hosting expertise represents one of the industry's widest range of supported platforms from a variety of vendors, including Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, HP, Dell, SUN, Citrix, VMware and Open Source (e.g. Linux/LAMP, MySQL).

A privately held company, Connectria has built its business through reinvesting profits and without any external equity financing. Connectria operates as an extension of our clients' IT organizations through our world-class Data Centers, Network Operations Centers, and Engineering Centers located in St. Louis, Missouri and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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