SOURCE: TELEHOUSE America

March 17, 2006 15:26 ET

Enterprises, Network Security and Convergence Topics Launch TELEHOUSE's '06 Workshop Series

ADVA Optical Networking, CIBER, IBM & OCG Offer Insider Views on Securing Networks and Enterprise Data Transport

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 17, 2006 -- TELEHOUSE America, with co-hosts ADVA Optical Networking, CIBER, IBM, and OCG, announces the BOOT CAMP @ TELEHOUSE Center workshop on March 31st. The event will be held at TELEHOUSE's headquarters at The Teleport in Staten Island, New York.

Using a granular, interactive format, industry experts from ADVA, CIBER, IBM, OCG, and TELEHOUSE will present insider views that remove the mystery about network security, preparations to keep data flowing over the network in critical situations, and how convergence plays a role.

ADVA Optical Networking (FSE: ADV) plans to take attendees inside the true ins and outs of planning and securing networks when lighting them. They will show how to select and employ the best applications designed for dedicated and shared optical connectivity, SANS on MANS, and achieving savings with single-location storage connectivity. Additionally, ADVA will touch on where business continuity fits in at this stage.

The points IBM (NYSE: IBM) will address include building in vital disaster recovery components to secure network integrity and data flow to/from remote sites, metrics for recovery time and recovery point objectives, plus Asynchronous vs. Synchronous solutions. Also on the agenda is an exploration of some essential basic technologies in a disaster recovery solution -- network data transport techniques, remote disk copy solutions, like IBM's global mirror and metro global mirror, SAN Volume Controller hardware virtualization for backup and recovery, and business recovery cluster solutions for mainframe, AIX, and windows implementations.

CIBER, Inc. plans to address the key elements enterprise owners need to focus on when bringing network and enterprise resources together. Using the experience compiled from their global practice, CIBER will make the case for using an experienced, diverse systems and network integrator to manage the enterprise today. They will illustrate why this is more crucial and beneficial as voice and data converge and content delivery to IP-based devices is about to expand exponentially.

Privately held, New York-based OCG's segment will offer insights to issues impacting telecoms now that affect you, underlying factors that led to a new underground dark fiber loop bypassing Manhattan and this network's impact on security, diversity, voice and data convergence, enterprises, and data transport, and questions that avoid costly broadband continuity and security losses.

TELEHOUSE, as the leading provider of high-level data center facilities, international internet exchanges, and business continuity solutions, will talk about the changing importance of Staten Island. It will illustrate the role it plays in networking and the enterprise relative to security, continuity, and geographical access.

eRSVP.com is handling the eReservations via http://www.ersvp.com/r/event4723. TELEHOUSE will provide round trip transportation between 25 Broadway in Manhattan and The Teleport in Staten Island.

About TELEHOUSE

TELEHOUSE America is a carrier-neutral collocation space and services pioneer. Since 1989, they have provided secure, power-protected environments where customers house and operate their telecommunications and network resources. Companies from a wide range of industries locate their mission critical equipment at TELEHOUSE's collocation "meet-me-centers" in NY or CA to profit from potential business opportunities that exist from other TELEHOUSE customers. The ability to connect to state-of-the-art peering exchanges in NY (NYIIX) and LA (LAIIX) is among the many benefits of collocating with TELEHOUSE. Through its European and Asian sister companies, TELEHOUSE also can provide continuous, cost-effective operation of network-dependent businesses globally. Please visit http://www.TELEHOUSE.com or contact us at sales@TELEHOUSE.com.

About ADVA Optical Networking

ADVA Optical Networking (FSE: ADV) is at the forefront of providing Optical+Ethernet solutions that advance next-generation networks for data, storage, voice and video services. Our innovative products have been deployed at more than 100 carriers and 5,000 enterprises in more than 40 countries worldwide. For further information about ADVA: www.advaoptical.com.

About CIBER, Inc.

CIBER, Inc. is a pure-play international system integration consultancy with superior value-priced services for both private and government sector clients. CIBER's global delivery services are offered on a project or strategic staffing basis, in both custom and enterprise resource planning (ERP) package environments, and across all technology platforms, operating systems and infrastructures. Founded in 1974 and headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colo., the company now serves client businesses from over 60 U.S. offices, 20 European offices and four offices in Asia. Operating in 18 countries, with 8,000 employees and annual revenue of more than $950 million, CIBER and its IT specialists continuously build and upgrade clients' systems to "competitive advantage status." CIBER is included in the Russell 2000 Index and the S&P Small Cap 600 Index. CIBER, ALWAYS ABLE. www.ciber.com

About IBM

IBM is the world's largest information technology company, with 80 years of leadership in helping businesses innovate. Drawing on resources from across IBM and key Business Partners, IBM offers a wide range of services, solutions and technologies that enable customers, large and small, to take full advantage of the new era of e-business. For more information about IBM, visit www.ibm.com.

About OCG

Optical Communications Group (OCG) is a facilities-based provider of technologically advanced, high bandwidth fiber optic transmission capacity for communications carriers. Since the start of the OCG network in 1998 our customers have experienced a zero failure rate. OCG's operates networks in Long Island, New Jersey and New York City's five boroughs using one hundred percent underground fiber optic cables which link various locations and customers. OCG provides connections to the trans-Atlantic cables located in Long Island and has an infrastructure that lies predominantly outside of Manhattan, providing a redundant, secure network. Visit us at www.OCGfiber.com

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