Inflow and Rentsys Partner to Provide New Business Continuance Offerings

00:00:00 - 05 February 2003

Companies Offer Backup and Recovery Solutions to Help Customers Avert Potent

DENVER, Feb 5, 2003 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- InFlow, Inc., a leading provider of managed web hosting and outsourced IT services, announced today the expansion of its business continuance offerings to include emergency equipment replacement, mobile recovery solutions and satellite-based communications via a relationship with Rentsys Recovery Services.

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With the Rentsys Recovery Services relationship, Inflow continues to create customizable services for businesses wanting to defend against unforeseen events. Through its new backup and recovery solutions, Inflow can provide a host of services that can limit or even avoid data loss.

"Inflow continues to expand its service offerings surrounding our business continuance practice to meet the changing demands of our customers," said Art Zeile, CEO for Inflow. "Working with industry-leading companies such as Rentsys allows Inflow to provide its customers affordable backup recovery solutions in the event of a disaster. Data loss is something companies simply cannot afford."

Through its relationship with Rentsys, Inflow can offer the following services:

Equipment Dropship--With distribution centers nationwide, Rentsys Recovery Services has the infrastructure in place to configure, image and deliver customers' replacement hardware anywhere in the United States. Hardware is pulled from Rentsys' extensive inventory of tier-one laptops, desktops, Intel servers, midrange servers, peripherals, and networking equipment and is guaranteed to be delivered within 12 to 24 hours of notification.

Mobile Recovery Centers--Providing many of the same features found at traditional hot-site recovery centers, each Rentsys Mobile Recovery Center is designed to provide for a more flexible workspace recovery option than facility-based temporary workspace. Mobile units are ideal for companies located in smaller markets where fixed facilities are not available.

"We are excited about our relationship with Inflow," said Walt Thomasson, Program Director at Rentsys Recovery. "We look forward to working together to provide their clients the high level of service and quality that they expect from Inflow. From day one, this partnership has made a lot of sense and the synergies between the two firms are obvious. We look forward to bringing world-class disaster recovery services to Inflow's portfolio."

"It is imperative that companies review the comprehensiveness and effectiveness of their business continuity plans, or they risk significant business process downtime and even survival," said Donna Scott, VP and research director with Gartner, Inc. "It is disconcerting to note that just 25 percent of large organizations have invested in a comprehensive business continuity planning program, despite such high risks."

About Inflow's Business Continuance Offerings

Inflow offers three levels of industry-leading service offerings for business continuance: Constant Availability, Continuous Operations and Systems Recovery. These service offerings scale from fully redundant hot-site solutions for applications requiring real-time recovery to tailored procedures targeted at applications needing recovery within 48 hours.

About Rentsys

Since 1995, Rentsys has been providing recovery solutions to organizations throughout the United States. Their services center on the recovery of clients' workspace, hardware, and communication needs. Rentsys Recovery Services offers DropShip Solutions, Network Recovery, Business Recovery Centers, Mobile Recovery Centers, and Planning Solutions.

In the event of a disaster, Rentsys Recovery Services provides the infrastructure to help re-establish business operations as quickly as possible. Rentsys' dropship capabilities ensure their clients real-time equipment recovery, and their network restoration options re-establish vital communication links. The business recovery facility options offer hot-, warm- and cold-site work areas that can be configured to clients' exact hardware and software specifications. In addition, Mobile Recovery Centers provide a realistic on-site recovery solution at the location of your choice. Rentsys Recovery Services also provides certified consultants to assist in developing a total recovery package. They provide the infrastructure and resources needed to ensure smooth, rapid recovery of what is most vital to daily business operations.

About Inflow

Inflow provides facilities-based IT solutions to companies with critical business and network applications. Founded in 1997, Inflow opened its first Internet Data Center (IDC) in June 1998 and currently serves more than 680 customers from its IDCs in 12 markets throughout the U.S. The Company offers customers a cost-effective outsourced alternative that is secure, redundant and fully managed. Core services include colocation, network management, managed security services, application management, data storage and InflowNet(TM)--a proprietary Internet access service that guarantees 100% availability. Additional services include business continuity, Intelligent Routing for Internet access, content distribution, load balancing and remote enterprise data center management.

In June 2002, Inflow completed an equity financing of $35 million, bringing total capital raised to more than $300 million. Investors include Meritage Private Equity Funds, Centennial Ventures, Telecom Partners, Spire Capital Partners, The Halyard Capital Fund, GE Capital and PNC Equity.

For additional information and IDC locations please visit www.inflow.com or call 877/321-2464.


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