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Articulent Delivers Storage Management Solution For Open Channel Solutions; Builds Sound Infrastructure for New Software Licensing Service.

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HOPKINTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 14, 2000

Articulent Inc., a leading storage management services provider, today announced that Open Channel Solutions, a provider of electronic software licensing solutions for high tech companies, has deployed a high-availability Storage Area Network (SAN) designed by Articulent.

Open Channel Solutions is the first company to offer a hosted solution for integrating electronic procurement, processing, management and distribution of software licenses for independent software vendors (ISVs) and channel partners via the Internet. Open Channel Solutions must guarantee the security and integrity of its clients' software applications, licensing transactions and end-customer information. Open Channel Solutions has engaged Articulent's storage management experts to design, develop and deploy a storage management solution that will insure maximum uptime, high availability and protection of its business-critical data.

"Articulent is helping build the infrastructure for our business," said Mathieu Baissac, chief technology officer, Open Channel Solutions. "Electronic volume licensing is the emerging business model in the software market, and being able to manage steady increases of customer and end-user transactions is key to our added value. Articulent has thoroughly assessed our business model and has recommended and implemented the most robust storage infrastructure to scale to our projected growth - within our budget and aggressive timeframe."

Once Articulent completed its assessment of the Open Channel Solutions environment, Open Channel Solutions contracted with Articulent to source, build and integrate a High-Availability 2000NT SAN with Web server clustering, back up and recovery. Articulent has tested its implementation in partnership with Open Channel Solutions and has provided customized site documentation to enable Open Channel Solutions to continue to manage the SAN within their IT operations environment.

"We have worked closely with Open Channel Solutions to understand their business processes, apply the right storage management solution, and provide the know-how to bring them to self-sufficiency," said J. Robert Mejerle, Jr., chief operating officer, Articulent. "Open Channel Solutions is on a fast track for growth and together, we can enable Open Channel Solutions to utilize corporate information to their competitive advantage."

About Open Channel Solutions

Open Channel Solutions (http://www.ocs.com/), a division of Modus Media, Inc., provides electronic license distribution support to leading high-tech companies worldwide. With operations in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific, OCS offers a wide array of solutions that make it easy for clients to design and implement complex licensing programs using state-of-the-art technology. OCS enables intellectual property publishers to unlock the power of the Internet using Poetic (TM) License, to manage all facets of their licensing programs.

About Articulent

Articulent Inc. is a leading provider of storage management services, enabling companies to store, protect and manage business-critical information. Since 1989, Articulent has provided professional services, specialized consulting, implementation, and critical infrastructure solutions to fast-growing companies that manage an increasing volume of data. Headquartered in Hopkinton, MA, Articulent has offices in Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Dallas, New York and Philadelphia. For more information, please visit www.articulent.com or call 800.323.8839.
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