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PC-OP Opts for Globix House

NEW YORK – August 28, 2001

LONDON – August 28, 2001 – PC-OP.COM PLC, the provider of beITsecure, which offers secure data backup and storage via the Internet, has mirrored its Web applications at Globix House, the new 180,000-sq foot state-of-the-art Globix Internet Data Centre and European headquarters situated in the heart of London’s financial district in the City of London. The security services provider already houses equipment at Prospect House, the other Globix Internet Data Centre in London’s West End.

PC-OP is the first customer at Globix House, which recently opened its doors for complex hosting, networking, and application services. PC-OP has been contracted by Infobak (provider to the Data Storage Group of Hitachi) to provide server-side data security services for all Hitachi laptop buyers.

“When you’re dealing with security and disaster recovery issues, you need to make sure that your equipment is hosted at data centres fitted with the most advanced security features, and that you have geographically separated facilities from which to mirror the content,” commented Dr. Alrick Smith, PC-OP’s Managing Director. “The Globix facilities are equipped with redundant power and climate-control systems, and are connected to the Globix OC-48 Internet backbone network. This is really key when you’re providing a service for corporations such as Hitachi and others.”

Dr. Smith added: “The transition was made very easy with exceptional support from Globix technicians. We enjoy a close working relationship with Globix for the development of our worldwide online backup services.”

Jacob Goldman, Globix Vice President and General Manager of European Sales, said: “Our new data centre is much more than just a superior hosting facility. It is a staging ground for complex outsourced application services such as PC-OP’s, where our in-house technical expertise can help develop and manage both the solution and the infrastructure. PC-OP gains a strategic advantage in that it can offer its customers superior reliability and security. With two state-of-the-art Internet Data Centres in central London, Globix is able to offer PC-OP a facilities model ideal for deploying application services to meet the stringent security requirements of larger corporate customers.”

About Globix

Globix is a leading provider of advanced Internet hosting, network and applications solutions for business. Globix delivers services via its secure state-of-the-art Internet DATA Centers, its high-performance global backbone and content delivery network, and its world-class technical professionals. Globix provides businesses with cutting-edge Internet resources and the ability to deploy, manage and scale mission-critical Internet operations for optimum performance and cost efficiency.


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