and development centers in Houston and Cambridge todevelop and deliver innovative technologies. Thecompanies will also work with other leading independentsoftware vendors and inter-networking companies toestablish industry standards, enable new capabilitiesinside the Internet infrastructure and support emergingbusiness models within the commercial Internetindustry. The agreement brings NetCentric’s POPware toCompaq’s large and growing customer base. The new joint offerings will be available in more than 100countries through a network of authorized Compaqmarketing partners. Compaq recently announced thesale of their millionth server, a Proliant 5000.
About NetCentric’s POPware
NetCentric’s POPware is network software that runs onMicrosoft NT-based Internet servers at the ServiceProvider’s point of presence (POP). POPware off-loadsnetwork services from the LAN to the Internetinfrastructure, allowing organizations to augment theirInternet connections with advanced network servicessuch as fax, voice, video and file management providedby their ISP. Since POPware resides at the POP
the juncture of the phone network and theInternet
communications can be delivered both overthe Internet to computer users and through phone linesto everyone else.
About the Compaq Proliant family of servers
The Compaq ProLiant 5000 family of servers—the newPentium® Pro-based servers are the first in the industryto integrate the latest technology, dual peer PCI busarchitecture and redundant NIC technology on industry-standard architecture. These servers are designed toprovide new levels of performance, availability andintegration for distributed enterprise environments. And