Connectria To Provide IBM System i (iSeries-AS/400) High-Availability Disaster Recovery Hosting Using iTera's Echo HA Data Replication Software For Pliant Corporation

ST. LOUIS, MO (August 30, 2005) - Connectria Corporation today announced that it will provide IBM System i (iSeries-AS/400) hot-standby, high-availability disaster recovery hosting for Pliant Corporation using iTera's Echo High Availability (Echo HA) data replication software. Connectria is hosting Pliant's IBM System i (iSeries-AS/400) Model 570 server at one of Connectria's enterprise-class data centers, and is configured in a hot-standby, high-availability failover configuration with Pliant's production IBM System i (iSeries-AS/400) servers located at its corporate headquarters in Schaumberg, Illinois. Data is synchronized between Pliant's production system and the IBM System i (iSeries-AS/400) Model 570 hosted by Connectria using iTera's Echo HA which provides data replication on a schedule determined by Pliant. Pliant's production server is a mission-critical environment that is used to run Pliant's manufacturing facilities located throughout the United States.

About Pliant Corporation
Pliant Corporation is a leading producer of value-added film and flexible packaging products for personal care, medical, food, industrial and agricultural markets. Product offerings also include a full line of recloseable technologies including zippers and sliders. Pliant Corporation has rapidly become a leading force in the flexible packaging industry through a determined pursuit and application of new, cutting-edge materials and technologies. Pliant operates 25 manufacturing and research and development facilities around the world and employ more than 3,015 people, with annual revenues of approximately $900 million. More information can be found at

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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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