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Back-end Meets Front-end

E-commerce portal provider Epicentric Inc. signed a partner deal with Loudcloud Inc., a provider of Internet Infrastructure services, that will enable Loudcloud to resell Epicentric's portal solutions.

The companies said that the agreement offers customers a unified package that "combines best of breed back-end and front-end services for fast growth Internet business initiatives." Financial arrangements were not disclosed.

Loudcloud provides outsourced infrastructure services for deploying, managing, monitoring and ensuring peak performance of Web sites with a 100 percent scheduled uptime guarantee. Epicentric provides customized portals and portal networks that integrate personalized content, services and applications within any IT environment.

"Loudcloud conducted hands-on testing of the Epicentric Portal Server and we were impressed by the superior performance and scalability it offers for doing business on the Internet," said Ben Horowitz, president and CEO of Loudcloud.

Epicentric's portal network solution enables any end user to create, customize and publish an enterprise class portal directly from a Web browser. Loudcloud's Smart Cloud services encompass a suite of software, hardware, network and operations infrastructure -- including procuring, architecting, and managing these core components -- as a turn-key service, connected by Loudcloud's proprietary Opsware automation technology.