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TXU Energy and Aperian Sign 10-year Energy Deal

TXU Energy Services and Aperian, Inc. (NASDAQ: APRN) have signed a 10-year multi-million dollar energy management agreement

TXU will own, operate and maintain the mechanical and electrical energy equipment at Aperian's five data centers in Dallas, Austin, Atlanta, Phoenix and Tampa. The agreement also includes all future phases of expansion.

Aperian's data centers access bandwidth at the source and are placed directly on top of Genuity and UUNet Tier-1 Internet backbones. The company manages the physical environment and provides support services to keep its customers' Web sites up and servers operational.

TXU Energy Services provides Aperian with reliable energy, manages energy use and owns and maintains the equipment, every day, all day. TXU Energy Services will remotely monitor critical energy assets such as computer air conditioning units, UPS systems, backup generators, electrical distribution panels, power distribution units and DC power systems to strict service level agreements.

"Our customers won't tolerate any downtime, and neither will we," said Wayne Irwin, President and COO of Aperian.