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LinuxPR: Everyones Internet Subsidiary RackShack Selects Compaq ProLiant Servers

Apr 04, 2002, 11:01 (2 Talkback[s])

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HOUSTON, April 3, 2002 - Compaq Computer Corporation (NYSE: CPQ) today announced a three-year, $20 million agreement with RackShack, a subsidiary of Everyones Internet. Compaq will equip RackShack's IT data centers with industry-standard Compaq ProLiant servers for a tier one, Linux-based Web hosting solution. RackShack is the dedicated hosting services arm of Everyones Internet, a rapidly growing Internet and DSL service provider. The new RackShack solution will feature industry-standard Compaq ProLiant servers running the Linux operating system and Ensim Corporation's WEBpplianceTM, one of the industry's most robust and flexible software appliances for Web hosting.

The new solution offers an upgrade to an existing configuration of "white box" and Sun Cobalt technology, and will enable RackShack to offer a price-competitive, premier dedicated Web hosting service with the highest levels of reliability and performance. Ensim, a Compaq partner, provides the WEBppliance software that transforms a Compaq ProLiant server into a high volume Web hosting appliance. Compaq's SMB Organization, Compaq Financial Services, Ensim, and Compaq reseller HPM Networks collaborated to provide RackShack with the right solution to meet their business and technology needs.

"This agreement underscores the value of our partner-centric model which positions us for success with businesses of all sizes," said Jim Milton, senior vice president and general manager of North America sales and marketing, Compaq Computer Corporation. "The reliability, scalability and performance of Compaq ProLiant servers, combined with our strong partnerships with Ensim Corporation and HPM Networks, and leasing supplied by Compaq Financial Services, helped provide Everyones Internet and RackShack with a complete IT solution."

Product Reliability, Customer Satisfaction

"Everyones Internet has grown about 100 percent over the last year and we needed an IT partner to support our growing business," said Robert Marsh, "Head Surfer" (President and CEO) of Everyones Internet. "We knew about Compaq's success in optimizing its ProLiant servers to meet performance and scalability requirements for both enterprise and emerging businesses. This experience, combined with Compaq's market leadership in deploying Linux, its strong partnerships, and its ability to provide leasing options, made them the hand's down winner against competitors such as Dell, Sun, HP, and IBM." According to the agreement, RackShack will immediately deploy approximately 1,000 ProLiant DL320 servers and purchase an additional 8,000 to 10,000 servers over the next two to three years. By fostering a close relationship with its customers through extensive customer and channel programs that drive innovation, Compaq established a consistency and trademark reliability that benefit customers and solution providers.

"Compaq ProLiant Servers are the market leader and enhance our ability to deliver IT solutions to our enterprise, service provider, and SMB clients, such as Everyones Internet," said Charles Miano, vice president of Business Development for HPM Networks.

"Doing business through the Compaq Referral Program lowers our overall cost of doing business, allowing us to focus on delivering value-added services, and gives us access to a wide array of Compaq products, services and solutions," said Romi Randhawa, CEO for HPM Networks.

"We are pleased that our long-standing relationship with Compaq has enabled us to deliver a comprehensive, end-to-end business solution to one of our most demanding and successful service-provider customers," said Andy Kim, vice president of marketing at Ensim. "Over the past 60 days, RackShack has built enormous sales momentum in the dedicated server marketplace, and moving forward we think that kind of performance should become business-as-usual with the reliability, scalability and manageability that Ensim and Compaq together bring to the table."

For more information about Compaq's Linux solutions and Ensim partner solutions, visit and .

And visit for more information about the Compaq Referral Program. For more information about Compaq's offerings for emerging enterprises, visit .

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Company Background

Founded in 1982, Compaq Computer Corporation is a leading global provider of information technology products, services and solutions for enterprise customers. Compaq designs, develops, manufactures and markets information technology equipment, software, services and solutions, including industry-leading enterprise storage and computing solutions, fault-tolerant business-critical solutions, communication products, personal desktop and notebook computers, and personal entertainment and Internet access devices that are sold in more than 200 countries directly and through a network of authorized Compaq marketing partners. Information on Compaq and its products and services is available at www.compaq.com .

About Everyones Internet

Everyones Internet is a rapidly growing Houston-based Internet and DSL Service Provider, which specializes in providing customer focused solutions combined with extremely competitive pricing. The company currently offers service to customers in Texas, California and Nevada, and is the largest ISP in Houston, Texas. Its subscribers receive 24 hour 7 day a week customer service as well as added benefits including unlimited e-mail addresses and 300 MB of web space, all for "Just 10 Bucks" TM per month, paid on a monthly basis. More information on Everyones Internet may be found on the company's web site at: www.ev1.net .

About HPM Networks, Inc.

HPM Networks is a value added reseller and service provider specializing in desktop and network integration. HPM Networks is a single source of hardware, software & technical services. Located in Fremont, CA, HPM Networks has serviced the San Francisco Bay Area for the last eight years. HPM Networks also provides high-end solutions including LAN, WAN, Cisco Security, UNIX and more. More information on HPM Networks, Inc. may be found on the company's web site at: .

About Ensim Corporation

Ensim Corporation is the market leader in Hosting Automation products and services. The company's flagship product, ServerXchangeTM, is used worldwide to automate the management, deployment and sales of hosted services. Ensim is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California with sales offices in the United States and London. The privately held company is funded by New Enterprise Associates, Worldview Technology Partners and other blue-chip venture capital firms. For additional information please visit www.ensim.com or call 1-877-693-6746.

Compaq, the Compaq logo, and ProLiant are trademarks of Compaq Information Technologies Group, L.P. Product names mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. This document contains forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements. Risks, uncertainties and assumptions include the possibility that the Hewlett-Packard/Compaq merger does not close or that prior to the closing of the proposed merger, the businesses of the companies suffer due to uncertainty; the market for the sale of certain products and services may not develop as expected; that development of these products and services may not proceed as planned; that Compaq and Hewlett-Packard are unable to transition customers, successfully execute their integration strategies, or achieve planned synergies; other risks that are described from time to time in Compaq and Hewlett-Packard's Securities and Exchange Commission reports (including but not limited to Compaq's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2001, HP's annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2001, and subsequently filed reports). If any of these risks or uncertainties materializes or any of these assumptions proves incorrect, Compaq's results could differ materially from Compaq's expectations in these statements. Compaq assumes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements.

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