IXEurope Announces Orange Business Services Contract Win

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IXEurope, a leading specialist datacentre services provider, announces its third expansion contract with Orange Business Services, one of the market leaders in financial services network integration.

IXEurope, a leading specialist datacentre services provider, announces its third expansion contract with Orange Business Services, one of the market leaders in financial services network integration.

This newest move, to IXEurope’s Geneva IXDatacentre, will enable Orange’s financial services arm, (previously branded Etrali), to build on the sound foundations of a network-rich and class-leading datacentre and hence provide a reliable and efficient IT and networking hub for its banking clients.

Since 2002 Orange’s presence with IXEurope has grown progressively from London and Frankfurt, to Zurich in 2004 and now to Geneva, mirroring the company’s success in financial markets.

Orange Business Services is the major partner for more than 1,600 trading rooms in over 48 countries and guarantees continuity of their business. To deliver to its clients it needs direct access to the world’s main financial markets through highly specified and well-connected datacentres.

IXEurope provides a high quality colocation solution within its IXDatacentres where racks are pre-cabled for power and connectivity. This makes for fast installation and provides almost immediate access to a wide range of local networks enabling rapid connection of end-clients and complete failover ability.

Coupled with the sophistication of IXEurope’s colocation service is the knowledge that the IXDatacentre is ISO9001:2000 certified in terms of operations quality.

“By working with IXEurope we can build our systems in a quality environment we are familiar with as each IXDatacentre operates with the same core processes”, said Michel Mutelet, Technical Director at Orange Business Services in Paris. “We get an extremely secure and redundant environment to host our systems in and also benefit from the cost reductions and added resilience of accessing multiple direct network providers – something our banking clients really must have and something they trust Etrali to provide.”

Michael Winterson, VP of International Sales and Marketing at IXEurope commented: “The financial services market is now a major part of our client base as their needs and the needs of the major Internet brands we host have converged – both need very high quality network-rich colocation facilities. Trust is also an important factor – IXEurope has built its reputation as quality leader in Europe through consistent delivery and true partnership with its clients since the company was founded over seven years ago.”

About IXEurope

IXEurope is one of Europe’s fastest growing providers of datacentre services. Its principal activities include primary datacentre services, connectivity services and business continuity solutions.

IXEurope works with enterprise and internet customers to provide resilient datacentre infrastructure to house their IT systems far more cost-effectively than through in-house provision. The benefits include optimised IT performance, improved systems availability and reduced corporate risk through improved regulatory compliance. By continually focusing on quality, IXEurope also gives clients exceptional service levels and on-site access to a high level of technical expertise.

With award winning datacentre facilities in key European cities, broad technology expertise and a proven track record, IXEurope provides solutions that give customers the confidence that their operations are protected. The Company has over 400 customers in the enterprise, internet and networking markets including Merrill Lynch, Google, Network Rail and France Telecom.

Founded in 1998, IXEurope was listed on the London Stock Exchange in April 2006.

For more information please visit the website at http://www.ixeurope.com

Contacts:

Kerry Jago, IXEurope

T: +44 (0) 207 689 1400

About Orange Business Services

Orange Business Services represents the business communications solutions and services provided by the France Telecom Group as of June 1st, 2006. They were previously sold under the France Telecom, Orange, Etrali, Almerys, EGT, Expertel Consulting, France Telecom Intelmatique, SETIB and Solicia brands. The offers include converged voice, data and mobile services as well as IT expertise and managed services, all designed to transform business processes and improve productivity. Orange Business Services is present in 166 countries and territories and serves customers in 220.

For more information please visit the website at http://www.orange-business.com

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