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Posted Dec 19, 2002

Digex Expands Managed Database Support

By DatabaseJournal.com Staff

Digex Announces Support for IBM DB2 Database on Solaris, Windows 2000 and Linux Platforms
New Addition Expands Digex Managed Support for Three Major Databases

Digex, Inc., a leading provider of managed Web and application hosting services, Tuesday announced the expansion of its database offerings with support for IBM's DB2 Universal Database software on Solaris, Windows 2000 and Linux platforms. Digex now offers managed application level support for the three major databases available on the market today: Oracle, IBM DB2 and Microsoft SQL Server.

IBM DB2 database software provides a scalable, Web-ready database that delivers the performance, scalability, reliability, and availability needed for demanding applications such as eCommerce, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Business Intelligence. Digex provides an unmatched level of managed support for databases through its team of in-house database administrators, 24x7x365 support and monitoring services. In addition, Digex offers a variety options, including tape backup and recovery of databases, to assist customers in the event of hardware failure, user error or other unforeseen events.

Digex Managed Application Services for databases are specifically targeted to large enterprises that require a robust managed database platform. This offer includes the essential managed services recommended for database servers, including administration and troubleshooting, monitoring, reporting, security and backup. Like all Digex managed hosting solutions, the platform is supported by the unrivaled reach, performance and reliability of WorldCom's (WCOEQ) facilities-based UUNET global IP network.

"The database is at the core of all critical IT solutions and computing environments," said Tom Walton, senior vice president of Solutions and Services at Digex. "With the addition of support for the IBM DB2 database, Digex now provides managed support for the three most popular database management systems on the market today. In order to offer our customers even more flexibility, we support DB2 on three platforms - Solaris, Windows 2000 and Linux."

The complete press release is available at http://www.digex.com/press/pr/index.asp?cat=pr&id=444.

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