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Media Temple Chooses Linux-based HP Servers to Replace Dell Servers

HP ProLiant Servers Enable More Continuous Uptime for Media Temple's Critical Web Hosting Applications

HP (NYSE:HPQ) today announced that Media Temple, a provider of personal, reliable and highly secure Web hosting and software-application services for innovative, new-media clients, has selected HP ProLiant servers to improve the scalability, reliability and manageability of its critical Linux-based Web hosting applications. Media Temple, which previously used Linux-based servers from Dell, recently switched to density-optimized HP ProLiant DL360 and DL380 servers, running Ensim ServerXchange and WEBppliance on Red Hat Linux.

By utilizing Linux-based systems and support from HP, Media Temple will be able to avoid costly downtime and deliver the reliability and performance its customers demand.

"Our last server vendor did a good job of portraying itself as a Linux leader," said Demian Sellfors, chief technology officer and co-founder, Media Temple. "In actuality, its support for Linux was only literature-deep -- leading to problems with drivers and other aspects of the Linux kernel. HP has a solid understanding of the pressure facing Web hosting providers and knows that downtime and problems are not an option. HP ProLiant servers are not only optimized for Linux, but also deliver the performance and availability we need to successfully address these issues and manage our Web hosting business without fail, 24x7."

HPM Networks, an HP reseller in the San Francisco Bay Area, configured the HP ProLiant servers to run Media Temple's business-critical hosting management application -- Ensim ServerXchange. Ensim ServerXchange automates the deployment of Ensim's patent-protected virtual private servers and WEBppliance to enable the profitable delivery of reliable Web hosting services. Ensim WEBppliance enables Media Temple to rapidly build and manage Web hosting service plans.

"HP provides customers a comprehensive Web hosting solution for their Linux operating environments through a combination of proven partner software, reliable service and support, and industry-leading ProLiant servers," said Mark Linesch, vice president of Internet and e-Commerce solutions, HP Industry Standard Servers. "Working with partners including Ensim and HPM Networks, we provide Media Temple a powerful, reliable and easy-to-manage solution that will meet the challenging demands of its customers today and well into the future."

To better serve its wide array of customers, Media Temple has an agreement with a co-location center, enabling the company to place the HP ProLiant DL360 and DL380 servers in a remote data center. With their space-saving design and redundant system architecture, the HP servers with HP Integrated Lights out technology and Remote Insight Lights-out Edition boards provide virtual presence and control capabilities that enable Media Temple's IT staff to manage their remote Web hosting infrastructure from any location.

As part of HP's adaptive infrastructure framework, these remote management capabilities enable Media Temple to use its support personnel more effectively, reduce costs of on-site staff or traveling administrators and resolve problems more quickly and efficiently.

"The cost-performance ratios of ProLiant servers are unparalleled," said Sellfors. "They are the most powerful, reliable and manageable servers I have ever used. ProLiant servers are easy to install and offer remote-management capabilities that enable our business to run more efficiently, improving customer satisfaction. Nearly all of our future technology plans involve HP."

For more information about Media Temple, please visit http://www.mediatemple.net/.

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