News Release

Logictier to Deliver High-Performance E-Business Operations Sourcing Through Collaboration with Cisco

LogicTier Achieves Certification in Cisco Powered Network Program
Mar 29, 2000

SAN MATEO, CA, March 29, 2000 - LogicTier, the leading e-Business Operations Sourcing service provider, today announced it is collaborating with Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO), the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet, to offer customers high-performance e-Business Operations Sourcing. LogicTier has selected Cisco routers and switches to provide connectivity to its customers' business-critical Web sites with guaranteed high performance, scalability, reliability and security. In addition, LogicTier has achieved certification in the Cisco Powered Network program.

LogicTier offers a complete Internet infrastructure management service that incorporates all aspects of business-critical Web sites from e-Business logic through facilities and bandwidth. LogicTier helps companies get their e-Business products and services to market quickly and prepare for hyper growth, by removing the obstacles of product and service integration, technology obsolescence, lack of technical expertise and the need to personally manage the addition of increasingly complex functionality to Web sites.

"LogicTier is all about performance, and Cisco shares our vision that the IP network is the foundation for delivering the high-performance solutions that will provide our customers with a strategic competitive advantage," said Patrick Brem, LogicTier's Vice President of Operations and Infrastructure. "By working with a market leader such as Cisco, we are able to quickly bring high-performance, advanced, and secure networking solutions to the marketplace. We're very pleased to be selected as a Cisco Powered Network."

"We are pleased that Logic Tier's management service is a newly certified Cisco Powered Network because it is these New World services which enable customers to access a high level of network interoperability and performance," said Kevin Outcalt, Ciscos's senior director of service provider marketing. "Customers of LogicTier's e-Business Operations Sourcing can be confident that they are receiving industry leading network services built on Cisco's high-performance, reliable and secure components."

LogicTier's membership in the Cisco Powered Network program demonstrates its ability to provide industry-leading technology solutions and services that are based largely on Cisco solutions. A benefit of the program is their participation in joint marketing and technology sharing with Cisco. LogicTier and Cisco are helping to create a New World communications infrastructure enabling customers to reap the benefits of leading-edge technologies.