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PSINet Plays Gracious Host

Independent Internet service provider PSINet Inc. stepped up its drive to lure business customers Wednesday with the opening of a new global Internet hosting center for dedicated business applications services.

Located in Herndon, Va., near its corporate headquarters, the new center will serve as a research and development lab as well as a showcase for PSINet's solutions. Its dedicated hosting services are intended to provide active server and application monitoring, network management and automated backup capabilities.

"PSINet understands that businesses are outsourcing their Web hosting and management in order to maintain their focus on their core business," said Michael Mael, vice president of applications and web services for PSINet Inc. "When choosing a Web hosting vendor and facility, business customers are looking for the cost savings, increased security, complete redundancy and fast connectivity that PSINet provides."

The center will also be the central monitoring operation for the company's Internet hosting centers around the world. Additional hosting centers are planned for Toronto, London and Amsterdam.

"The opening of this first center is a critical milestone in PSINet's strategy to provide a full range of Web and business application hosting services on a global scale," said William L. Schrader, chairman and CEO of PSINet.

"Whether we're hosting client Web sites or supporting their corporate applications, our global Internet hosting centers are designed to meet organizations' business needs with high availability, performance, scalability, reliability, and security."