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IBM Selects Inflow for Hosting Program

InFlow, Inc., the Denver, Colo.-based provider of managed hosting services, today announced today it will become an IBM Premier Business Partner to be part of the software giant's XSP Prime Hosting Program.

"Inflow's reputation for consistent customer service and technical operations indicates it has the leadership qualities of an IBM Premier Business Partner," said Michael Tarelka at IBM.

"Together, IBM and Inflow make a strong combination for the end user."

IBM's Prime Hosting Program supports companies like Inflow that offer Internet hosting services These business partners need to meet IBM's specific requirements for security, systems management and backup, and demonstrate high-level requirements for capacity and reliability.

"With IBM's support, we are better positioned to capture increased market share in the emerging markets in which Inflow's data centers are located," said Art Zeile, chief executive officer, Inflow.

"This relationship further indicates Inflow is recognized as an expert in IT outsourcing and Internet Data Centers (IDCs)," he added.

Inflow says that through combining its strengths with IBM, it can also benefit from the IBM's Global Services for specific solutions including IT desktop support, software, server, and storage services.

Through this partnership, Inflow will offer and manage the IBM server and software platforms sold to the customer.

Launched in 1997, Inflow services more than 700 customers and has 18 IDCs in the United States and Europe.

In 2001, Inflow launched 18 new products including Enterprise Datacenter Management (EDM), Business Continuance, Intelligent Routing Internet access, Managed Security and Application and Infrastructure management.