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PSINet to Sell Latin American Operations

June 8, 2001 — (WEB HOST INDUSTRY REVIEW) — Crumbling communications giant PSINet Inc. announced on Thursday that it has signed a letter of intent with an investment group led by Cori Capital Partners, L.P. and consisting of additional investors, including senior members of PSINet’s Latin American management team, according to which the group has offered to purchase PSINet’s Latin American operations and facilities in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and Uruguay. Read More

Merrill Lynch Names Micromuse to 'Tech Upstarts' List

June 8, 2001 — (WEB HOST INDUSTRY REVIEW) — Fault management and service assurance software firm Micromuse Inc. (www.micromuse.com) was named by financial management and advisory firm Merrill Lynch as one of 25 “tech upstart” companies that will set the pace for technology stocks over the next few years. Read More

WorldCom Shareholders Expected to OK Plan

June 7, 2001 — (WEB HOST INDUSTRY REVIEW) — Communications giant WorldCom (www.worldcom.com) should have no trouble convincing shareholders to support its new direction, say analysts. They say the company should easily win shareholder approval on Thursday for its plan to separate its stagnating long distance business from its growing data and Internet operations. Read More

SAVVIS to Help Abranet Launch Network in Brazil

June 7, 2001 — (WEB HOST INDUSTRY REVIEW) — SAVVIS Communications Corp. (www.savvis.com), a global network services provider, announced on Wednesday that Abranet, a consortium of Brazilian ASPs, ISPs and Internet Carriers, has selected SAVVIS to build and operate their first private Network Access Point in Brazil and to provide peering between them. Read More

Interliant Offers Hosted Oracle Database Solution

June 7, 2001 — (WEB HOST INDUSTRY REVIEW) — Interliant, Inc. (www.interliant.com), a leading global application service provider, announced on Tuesday that it had made available its INIT Database Hosting solution for Oracle databases, offering users services ranging from license rental to full database administration. Read More

Data Return to Manage Sony Playstation Racing Game Web Site

June 7, 2001 — (WEB HOST INDUSTRY REVIEW) — Data Return Corporation (www.datareturn.com), a leading global provider of managed hosting services, has been selected by Forma Communications to manage the promotional Web site for Formula One 2001, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe’s latest racing game for Playstation. Read More

Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) Opens Houston Data Center

June 7, 2001 — (WEB HOST INDUSTRY REVIEW) — Computer Sciences Corporation (www.csc.com) announced on Wednesday the opening of its Houston Data Center, a world-class facility offering companies the flexibility to outsource server operations and other information technology services scaled to fit their needs. Read More

Verso Technologies Completes Operational Support Systems Integration for Xspedius Corp.

June 6, 2001 — (BUSINESS WIRE) — Verso Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of technology infrastructure solutions that power complex business environments, today announced the completion of its enterprise application integration (EAI) engagement for Xspedius Corp. an integrated voice and data services provider offering local telephone service, local dial tone, high-speed Internet, voice over the Internet and Web hosting services. Read More

Canadian Securities Institute, Goldcorp, and Saatchi & Saatchi Interactive Choose Q9 Networks

June 6, 2001 — (WEB HOST INDUSTRY REVIEW) — Q9 Networks Inc., the leading Canadian Internet infrastructure and managed services provider, today announced that Canadian Securities Institute, Goldcorp Inc., and Saatchi & Saatchi Interactive have selected Q9 to provide a variety of Web infrastructure services. Services provided from Q9?s Toronto data centre will include co-location space, managed bandwidth, dedicated Web servers, firewalls, load balancing and back-up/restore services. Read More

Verso Technologies Completes Operational Support Systems Integration for Xspedius Corp.

June 6, 2001 — (BUSINESS WIRE) — Verso Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of technology infrastructure solutions that power complex business environments, today announced the completion of its enterprise application integration (EAI) engagement for Xspedius Corp. an integrated voice and data services provider offering local telephone service, local dial tone, high-speed Internet, voice over the Internet and Web hosting services. Read More