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BW: 1stUp.com Selects VA Linux Servers & Oracle 8i Database to Power Application Infrastructure...

Jun 01, 2000, 20:49 (0 Talkback[s])

"VA Linux Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: LNUX) today announced that 1stUp.com, a majority-owned operating company of CMGI, Inc. and a leading provider of private label Internet access solutions, has implemented over 50 high-density VA Linux servers to power its application server infrastructure as well as its Oracle 8i database, now supporting more than 3.5 million registered subscribers."

"Since 1stUp.com purchased its first VA Linux servers in June 1999, the company has provided Internet access services through over 100 distribution partners including AltaVista, Excite@Home, Lycos, The Simpsons and StarMedia's Gratis 1. 1stUp.com's private label Internet access solutions include reliable access to the largest dial-up network in North America; customer support; free voicemail, email, and online storage for end-users; and 1stUp.com's patent-pending access and targeted advertising technologies."

"All of our services are mission-critical, so the reliability of our network is a must. With VA Linux, we've been able to go to a single vendor we trust for all of our systems, software, service and support needs," said Ric O'Connell, vice president of engineering, 1stUp.com. "Since we're running Oracle on Linux, VA Linux Systems' depth of Linux software expertise has been very important to us. Thanks to VA Linux, our operations have run smoothly 24x7, and VA's tech support and services have been excellent."

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