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USi to Offer BEA WebLogic

Veteran ASP USinternetworking Inc. (Nasdaq: USIX) Tuesday (Jan 30) announced the addition of BEA WebLogic Server to its suite of managed Web and application hosting services. BEA WebLogic Server is the world's leading Java application server.

As a facilities-based ASP, USi offers managed application hosting services to enterprise customers, software vendors, application service providers and system integrators. Unlike traditional hosting providers, USi takes full responsibility for installing, upgrading, managing and ensuring the superior performance of supported products. USi recognizes the success and growth of BEA WebLogic Server and will provide unparalleled support of this product to its fast-growing client base.

"We chose BEA WebLogic Server for its proven reliability, exceptional scalability, and rigorous adherence to the Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) standard," said John Liccione, vice president, E-Commerce Product Management. "J2EE is the current platform of choice for building custom e-commerce applications and USi is meeting the strong market demand for such applications by integrating BEA's robust functionality into the USi Global Services Platform and offering the BEA WebLogic Server to its customers."

USi's complete solution includes end-to-end security, transaction performance monitoring and database management. USi provides bundled hardware, software and managed hosting services that include installation, configuration, testing, backup, monitoring and maintenance. USi's approach to delivering standard offerings for BEA WebLogic Server will help enable clients to rapidly and efficiently implement proven solutions for its customers, reducing their time to market and operational costs.

USi's iMAP portfolio of service offerings delivers the functionality of leading software from Ariba, BroadVision, Lawson, Microsoft, Oracle, PeopleSoft and Siebel as a continuously supported, flat-rate monthly service via an advanced, secure global data center network. Additionally, USi's AppHost managed application hosting services provide solutions for enterprises, software companies, marketplaces and system integrators that are seeking a better way to deliver solutions over the Internet to their customers and end users.

BEA Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: BEAS) is one of the world's leading e-business infrastructure software companies, with over 8,000 customers around the world including the majority of the Fortune Global 500. BEA's e-business platform is the de facto standard for over 1,200 systems integrators, ISVs and ASPs.