DataSynapse Wins IBM PartnerWorld Beacon Award for On Demand Business Innovative Solution

Hewitt Associates Sees Significant Cost Savings and Productivity Gains from DataSynapse’s GridServer® Software

LONDON – 28 February 2005 – For the second consecutive year, DataSynapse, Inc., the fastest-growing provider of grid computing solutions for the virtual enterprise, has been selected as the winner in the "On Demand Business Innovative Solution" category in the annual IBM PartnerWorld Beacon Awards. Honouring IBM Business Partners for their ingenuity, customer satisfaction and outstanding achievements in providing on demand business solutions, DataSynapse’s GridServer was once again recognised for its ability to improve application agility and responsiveness, enhance service levels and reduce operating and capital costs.

DataSynapse’s standards-based GridServer software enables the broadest set of enterprise applications to run on a shared infrastructure, unlocking performance bottlenecks across the enterprise for improved productivity and resource utilisation. GridServer leverages IBM eServer* OGSI component services from xSeries* to zSeries*; extends and helps migrate application-operating environments to Linux; and incorporates IBM autonomic services plug-in support for provisioning and orchestration. The result is a highly scalable IT infrastructure that allows organisations to quickly and effectively respond to changing business requirements on demand.

"Judges selected DataSynapse as the winner in this category for combining technology expertise with business insight to help their clients solve important business issues and make them more competitive," said Donn Atkins, General Manager, IBM Global Business Partners. "DataSynapse also demonstrates great passion, determination and a keen understanding of their clients' needs."

Global human resources outsourcing and consulting firm, Hewitt Associates partnered with DataSynapse in an effort to simplify the company’s complex print composition applications. Moving to a grid environment using DataSynapse’s GridServer software, the company has reduced costs by 90 per cent and improved performance levels and transaction processing by as much as 50 times its previous run rate. To learn more about Hewitt’s grid computing strategy and work with DataSynapse join the Webcast on 16 March 2005. For registration go to www.datasynapse.com/request/webcast31605.asp.

"We are pleased to once again be recognised by IBM in our joint efforts to supply the marketplace with advanced grid computing technologies," said Peter Lee, CEO for DataSynapse. "DataSynapse provides customers like Hewitt with a more agile and responsive enterprise, capable of leveraging its people and IT infrastructure more efficiently for near and long term business advantages."

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