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North Carolina Museum of Life and Science Selects Hosted Solutions for Managed Hosting

The North Carolina Museum of Life and Science has selected the East Coast's premier data center and managed services provider, Hosted Solutions, to host their newly redesigned website.

Raleigh, NC, December 22, 2007 --( Hosted Solutions, the East Coast's premier data center and managed services provider announces today that the North Carolina Museum of Life and Science, a popular destination for over 300,000 visitors a year, has selected Hosted Solutions to provide its managed hosting needs. The decision utilizes Hosted Solutions expert staff to facilitate the Museum of Life and Science’s recently redesigned website, designed to provide a new level of functionality and interactive experience for their web base. The Durham, NC Museum determined the need for securing a partner who could provide security, reliability, and 100% network uptime to support their website initiatives.

The Museum of Life and Science is receiving a comprehensive suite of Hi-Touch colocation services, managed firewall, managed backups, and network services which are monitored and maintained by Hosted Solutions at its SAS 70 type II certified Raleigh Data Center facility. In providing all of the services, the Museum of Life and Science is entrusting Hosted Solutions to host and fully manage the Web and application servers for the Museum’s website.

Julie Rigby, Vice President of External Relations articulates, “When we set out to redesign the Museum’s website to incorporate web 2.0 functionality and other interactive media we realized we must partner with a premier hosting provider to deploy the site and meet our online initiatives. One of the members of our Board of Directors, Dr. Kirk Ridge, had utilized Hosted Solutions for Measurement Incorporated’s hosting needs, and offered nothing but praise and confidence in Hosted Solutions’ ability to help the museum reach its goals. Hosted Solutions’ enhanced suite of products for security, backup, reporting, administration and monitoring provides the Museum of Life and Science with the highest levels of availability and security. Like us, Hosted Solutions places its customers first and consistently strives to go above and beyond expectations. When it comes to hosting our website, we have a host that will provide the enterprise level environment we need to ensure our customers receive an excellent online experience.”

“We are delighted to be working with the Museum of Life and Science, an organization that shares our attitude on outstanding customer service, and that strives to maximize their Internet experience to meet those levels of service. The Museum of Life and Science was looking for a best-of-breed hosting facility to support the deployment of their website, a provider that can guarantee availability, and optimal support for their systems,” quotes Brian Baker, Vice President of Sales with Hosted Solutions. Baker responds, “Our service level agreements are unsurpassed in the industry, thus allowing us to deliver the Museum of Life and Science a world class environment for their applications and online visitors.”

About the North Carolina Museum of Life and Science:

The Museum's mission is to create a place where people, from young child to senior citizen, embrace science as a way of knowing about themselves, their community and their world. The Museum offers over 230 interactive exhibits across an 80-acre campus including 90,000 square feet indoors and outdoor exhibitions and habitats featuring live animals and interactive technology.
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About Hosted Solutions:

Hosted Solutions delivers enterprise class managed hosting and data center services to organizations with the need for highly available applications and infrastructure. Hosted Solutions robust line of managed services ensure industry leading network, infrastructure, and hardware uptimes enabling customers to reduce operating costs, focus on their core competencies, and achieve their top business objectives. The company operates four SAS 70 Type II certified Data Centers in Boston MA, Charlotte NC, Raleigh NC, and Cary NC providing world class data center operations with hardened physical infrastructure, security, and a complete managed services portfolio.

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