February 28, 2002

Third largest international advertising agency chooses Linux to host Websites

Author: JT Smith

IBM and SteelEye
Technology Inc. today announced that BBDO INTERACTIVE, a subsidiary of the
third largest advertising agency worldwide, has chosen Linux® to develop
and host websites and applications for its clients. BBDO INTERACTIVE is
deploying SteelEye's LifeKeeper clustering software running on Linux-based
IBM® eServer* xSeries servers and IBM DB2® Enterprise Edition for Linux.

"BBDO INTERACTIVE provides complete Web hosting and infrastructure
solutions for customers who require 99.99% and even higher level
availability for their business-critical applications," said Andreas
Walter, IT Manager for BBDO INTERACTIVE. "The integrated IBM xSeries server
solution and SteelEye LifeKeeper clustering software offerings on Linux
provide us with the ability to rapidly deploy and easily manage our
platforms, all with a price/performance advantage that's unbeatable."

BBDO INTERACTIVE chose Germany-based COMPUTER CONCEPT to help deliver
SteelEye's newly available reliability package on IBM's eServer xSeries
with DB2 database software for its enterprise-grade deployments. BBDO
INTERACTIVE was looking for high degrees of flexibility, reliability and
ease of management to keep systems and applications up and running. The
company found these integrated IBM eServer xSeries and SteelEye's
LifeKeeper offerings for Linux deliver the benefits it needs while
providing a time-to-market competitive advantage.

"Linux is playing a growing role as the operating system of choice
for customers using DB2 and IBM xSeries servers. Customers like BBDO
INTERACTIVE are responding to the cost savings, performance and efficiency
of Linux on Intel® servers with the reliability of our database software,"
said Richard Michos, IBM Vice President and Business Unit Executive, Linux
Servers. "Now, by working with SteelEye, we have demonstrated that our
combined hardware and software Linux solution provides a complete, easy to
install solution for high availability customer requirements."

SteelEye also announced that it has attained IBM's ServerProven®
validation for its LifeKeeper products running on IBM eServer xSeries
servers with Linux and Microsoft® Windows® operating environments. With
this announcement, customers can now choose from a variety of packaged
clustering solutions, which support IBM DB2® Universal Database, SAP R/3,
Oracle, and email messaging environments.

"Having become a member of the IBM ServerProven program, SteelEye now
offers customers integrated solutions for their business needs with the
confidence that customers can easily and rapidly implement and deploy
reliable xSeries server environments to provide maximum reliability and
uptime for their business-critical applications and data," said Boris
Geller, Vice President of Marketing at SteelEye. "SteelEye's LifeKeeper
and Disaster Recovery Solutions provide unprecedented ease of use, reduce
IT operations and management costs, and support a wide range of
applications, servers and storage configurations."

An easy and affordable high availability clustering solution designed
to provide continuous uptime of critical business applications, servers and
data, LifeKeeper offers flexibility through its scalability, plug-and-play
integration and intuitive Java GUI. SteelEye also provides an easy upgrade
path from local protection to WAN-optimized disaster monitoring and
recovery with its Disaster Recovery Solution offerings. LifeKeeper used
with DB2 and IBM's xSeries Servers provide customers with reliability and
scalability, and deliver industry-leading price/performance for Linux.

Availability
The bundled Linux and Windows solutions are available now and can be
purchased through IBM and SteelEye Global Channel Partners. For a list of
channel partners, please contact SteelEye at 877.319.0108 (+1.650.318.0108
for calls outside the USA).

About SteelEye Technology, Inc.
SteelEye Technology, Inc. is a leading provider of low cost high
availability clustering software that is easy to deploy and operate. The
company's LifeKeeper software and SteelEye Disaster Recovery Solution
enable enterprises of all sizes to ensure continuous uptime of
business-critical applications, servers and data. SteelEye products offer
enterprise-grade reliability while simplifying implementation through
plug-and-play support for the widest range of applications, servers,
storage options, and operating systems, including Linux, Windows NT,
Windows 2000, and Solaris environments. Global 1000 companies rely on
LifeKeeper to keep thousands of servers up and running, including Chase
Manhattan Bank and AT&T Corporation. Headquartered in Mountain View,
Calif., SteelEye is privately held and has received venture financing from
Compaq Computer Corporation; CrossBridge Partners; Dali, Hook Partners;
Hitachi, Ltd.; Intel 64 Fund; Massey Burch Capital Corp.; and Venrock
Associates. For more information, visit www.steeleye.com.

About IBM
IBM is the world's largest information technology company, with 80 years of
leadership in helping businesses innovate. Drawing on resources from across
IBM and key Business Partners, IBM offers a wide range of services,
solutions and technologies that enable customers, large and small, to take
full advantage of the new era of e-business. For more information about
IBM, visit http://www.ibm.com.

©2002 SteelEye Technology Inc. All rights reserved worldwide. SteelEye is a
trademark and LifeKeeper is a registered trademark of SteelEye Technology
Inc. All other trademarks and registered trademarks mentioned in this
document are properties of their respective owners.

The IBM eServer brand consists of the established IBM e-business logo with
the following descriptive term "server" following it. The following are
either trademarks or registered of International Business Machines
Corporation in the United States or other countries or both: IBM, the
e-business logo, DB2, DB2 Universal Database, ServerProven and xSeries.

Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
Java and all Java-related trademarks and logos are trademarks of Sun
Microsystems, Inc.

Linux is registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. Other company, product
and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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