BlueBridge Networks Ensures Uninterruptible Power Systems to Support Case Western Reserve University’s Information Technology Operations

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Platform Lab also partners with Case and BlueBridge to expand its test facilities

BlueBridge Networks, LLC™ announced today it has signed an agreement with Case Western Reserve University to provide secure space in a high-tech environment for Case’s secondary data center at its facility in the Sterling Building at 1255 Euclid Avenue, downtown Cleveland.

“BlueBridge allows Case to tap into a robust data center that aligns with Case’s business continuity and disaster recovery strategy,” said Lev Gonick, Vice President for Information Services & Chief Information Officer for Case Western Reserve University. “Moreover, BlueBridge’s downtown location is important to the university’s commitment to economic development in this region.”

Case selected BlueBridge over other providers for several reasons, including its:

• Robust backup power via an Uninterruptible Power System (UPS).

• Generator power that, combined with the UPS system, can keep Case and other clients up and running for more than seven days without refueling in the event of a disaster.

• State-of-the-art temperature and humidity control designed specifically to house data of this magnitude.

• Exceptional air filtration system.

In partnership with Case and BlueBridge, Platform Lab, the nation’s only non-profit information technology test facility based in Columbus, Ohio, will open a Cleveland facility in BlueBridge’s downtown location on June 27, 2005.

Platform Lab enables Ohio firms and organizations to conduct thorough IT testing by leveraging an extensive hardware and software inventory, eliminating the need to invest in expensive, short term assets. The Cleveland facility is the first of Platform Lab’s three expansion sites.

“Hosting Case and Platform Lab at our facility is a testament to their foresight and commitment to business continuity,” said Neil Adelman, Chief Executive Officer of BlueBridge. “This collaboration is mutually beneficial and is another example of downtown Cleveland’s growing status as a hub for high technology endeavors.”

About Case Western University

Case is among the nation's leading research institutions. Founded in 1826 and shaped by the unique merger of the Case Institute of Technology and Western Reserve University, Case is distinguished by its strengths in education, research, service, and experiential learning. Recognized as a national leader in campus wireless and mobile technology deployment, Case offers nationally recognized programs in the Arts and Sciences, Dental Medicine, Engineering, Law, Management, Medicine, Nursing, and Social Sciences. For more information, please visit: http://www.case.edu.

About Platform Lab

Platform Lab is a unique non-profit information technology test facility created to directly serve the technology needs of growing Ohio businesses. Platform Lab offers cost-effective, on demand availability of technology resources that can be custom tailored to suit companies ranging in size from small start-ups to international enterprises. From disaster recovery drills to server load testing, Platform Labs facilities offer the flexibility required to serve a diverse range of testing needs across a variety of hardware and software platforms. For more information, please visit: http://www.platformlab.org.

About BlueBridge Networks

BlueBridge Networks is a leader in business continuity, disaster avoidance and recovery. BlueBridge specializes in securing clients’ critical data and IT assets, ensuring that these functions and data remain available before, during and after a disaster. Utilizing unique data centers, BlueBridge eliminates downtime by providing a safe haven for backup systems necessary to keep any company in business.

Blue Bridge’s services include:

• BlueHostTM: Collocation for mission-critical hosting

• BluePipeTM: Dedicated Internet access

• BlueSecureTM: Managed Network Security Services

• BlueVaultTM: Managed Storage: Remote Backup, Tape Backup and Restore (TB&R), and Storage Area Networking (SAN)

• BlueCollaborationTM: Secure Collaboration (Secure E-mail, Web, Group Calendaring, Secure Internet Messaging)

• BlueStrategyTM: Disaster Recovery (DR) and Business Continuity Services (BC).

For more information, please visit http://www.bluebridgenetworks.com.

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