Connectria to Provide 24/7 Managed Linux Hosting for Starwood Hotels and Resorts

inc 5000ST. LOUIS, MO (November 25, 2008) - Connectria Corporation today announced that it has been awarded a contract to provide Managed Linux Hosting for Starwood Hotels and Resorts (Starwood). Starwood utilizes Akamai technology to deliver its corporate web casts across the globe, and will utilize Connectria to provide Managed Linux Hosting of its web infrastructure to include Apache and PHP-based applications.

Connectria's highly secure dedicated Linux hosting solution will utilize our Enterprise Class Data Centers to provide 24/7 Monitoring, Administration and Management of the Linux server(s) and security infrastructure. As part of this contract Connectria will provide assistance to transition the environment from the current provider to Connectria. Starwood will also leverage Connectria's Enterprise Class Change Management infrastructure to ensure that access and updates to the environment are documented and managed appropriately. Connectria is both a Red Hat and SUSE Hosting Partner.

About Starwood
Starwood is one of the world's largest hotel and leisure companies. Starwood conducts its hotel and leisure business both directly and through our subsidiaries. Brand names include the following: St. Regis, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le M'ridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points®, AloftSM and ElementSM . 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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