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UCG Enhances VAULT400 Offering with Complimentary System i Disaster Recovery Quick-Ship Program

Cleveland, OH, November 24, 2007 --( United Computer Group, Inc. announces the addition of the VAULT400 Disaster Recovery Quick-Ship Program for System i data vaulting subscribers. Effective immediately, all IBM System i (AS/400) VAULT400 subscribers are eligible & can receive a 48-Hour Quick Ship Program at no additional charge.

For all VAULT400 System i (AS/400 data vaulting subscribers – within 48 hours of disaster declaration and receipt of order, UCG at Subscriber's expense (purchased or leased) will ship a complete IBM iSeries System comparable in CPW, Memory & Disk Capacity as requested by the Subscriber. The replacement system can ship anywhere in the Continental US for the replacement cost plus freight charges or if a facility is not available, UCG provides an option to ship to the UCG Data Center where data migration services, raised floor, power, A/C, UPS and Internet Connection – 5MBPS – bursting to 100MBPS+)

While there are several products to do online backup and data vaulting, VAULT400's broad platform coverage and focus on the IBM System i, set it apart from the competition. VAULT400 is a premier managed service for secure online backup and disaster recovery. VAULT400 backs up an entire organization's business-critical data to VAULT400's secure data center. Safe and Off-Site, the Encrypted Data is available online at all times for immediate, user-initiated recovery. VAULT400 works seamlessly in an organization's existing infrastructure. According to the company, "The VAULT400 plug-in technology provides complete DR protection of the system, end-to-end data security, advanced compression, concurrent LPAR backups and easy to use Interface."

According to Dave Caudle, MIS Manager at Lorraine Home Fashions in Charlotte, NC, "LHF protects our 9406-520 System i Server data utilizing VAULT400. They do an outstanding job of compressing, seeding and handling our daily deltas. The entire process is automated. We get our data off site, compressed & encrypted. The DR Quick ship program is an excellent added benefit. We didn't have a formal disaster recovery plan in place and the HA products available today are too expensive for a small to medium company such as ours. That said, the DR Quick Ship Program fits the bill very nicely … and we don't pay for it unless we use it. At that point, insurance will pick up the cost and a system will be on the way to one of our Charlotte facility or UCG's Data Center should we elect to have it ship there. With other programs, you pay monthly, similar to an insurance policy and "bet" on having a disaster. With VAULT400, we pay a monthly subscription fee to protect our data & have it available online 7/24. The DR Quick Ship Program is an additional benefit we receive at no additional charge. It basically comes down to data protection, value and peace of mind."

UCG's VAULT400 was recommended to LHF by IBM Business Partner, Lyles Data Systems, Inc. of Florence, SC (LDS) Jerry Lyles, President of LDS, says "We strongly feel that VAULT400 fits the bill for many of our SMB customers and for larger clients they may be more suitable for a licensed single or dual vault scenario". In addition, the fact that LHF's ERP vendor – VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.) of Ronkonkoma, NY with 750+ installs nationwide also has a joint venture agreement to market VAULT400 helped validate & solidify the proposal.

Jim Kandrac, United Computer Group, Inc. president, said, "We evaluated our current program as well as others offered in the marketplace and decided to include this offering at no additional charge to current & future VAULT400 subscribers. We found that many firms were looking to get out of or cancel current agreements with other providers that simply weren't cost effective. They had been paying a monthly ongoing fee to other providers & receiving virtually nothing in return. For the same amount of dollars or less, they could receive a valuable service (VAULT400) "and" be protected with a quick ship program in case of disaster. In addition, we are very pleased to be partnering with the likes of LDS and VAI. Both are top quality firms with staying power. LDS has been in business since 1979 and VAI since 1978."

VAULT400 Online Backup Subscriptions start at $ 220.00 p/month for 100GB of "raw" DB2 data for 3 years of retentions. (5 days, 4 weeks, 12 months and 3 annuals) 1TB starts at $ 1,500 p/month. The Managed Service is for firms with 10GB to 4TB of DB2 iSeries data. For larger installations, (5 to 30TB) VAULT400 will license the solution for single or dual vault scenarios. In most cases, end users are able to reduce their back-up window by up to 75% and have data online 7/24 for immediate recovery.

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Julie Mascioli
(440) 717-7655

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