Verio Europe Warms Up for UEFA EURO 2004™ Kick Off With Increased Server Capability

Sunnyvale, Calif. - June 11, 2004 -- Verio Europe, a subsidiary of NTT Communications and a leader in global IP solutions, today announced increased content distribution and data replication services for the euro2004.com website. As Official IT Partner for the UEFA EURO 2004 tournament, Verio Europe provides the technology used to support the euro2004.com web site during the tournament. Verio Europe will be working with Network Appliance to deliver rich media content including live video streaming and on-demand viewing in real time via the global Smart Content Delivery (SCD) network.

Verio Europe will use the Network Appliance content delivery and technology distribution solution to optimize server capability during the tournament. The Network Appliance technology will ensure that during peak traffic, performance on the site is not compromised. Network Appliance DataFabric™ Manager will monitor appliance performance and prepopulate content into NetCache® devices that cache and deliver content from the edge of the network. Network Appliance will also be responsible for disaster recovery, data management services, data replication, and storage solutions on the site.

The euro2004.com website will offer multi-media content that will deliver the excitement of the tournament experience to viewers around the world. Viewers can see a wide variety of tournament information and content including audio round-up shows, audio streaming of live matches, match reports and replays, photo galleries, and video clips. With the advanced features of the Verio SCD service, football fans will be able to view part of the content for free. Special content, such as live match broadcasts and video highlights, will be available for paying subscribers. "Network Appliance's flexible approach enables us to place multiple NetCaches around the world without needing staff to manage the equipment locally. This enables us to easily scale the service as the demand peaks and throughout the tournament." said Moos Bulder, President of Verio Europe.

The reliability and scalability of the NetCache appliances and content delivery solutions enables Verio to deliver a world-class broadcast event to meet the intense demands of football fans and paying subscribers. "With a global fan base in the millions, the euro2004.com portal provides a fantastic online experience for football fans, all on a real-time basis. We are delighted to be working with Verio Europe on this project in addition to our continued relationship to provide storage solutions for a wide range of business applications services around the world," commented Dave Kresse, Senior Director & General Manager of the Content Delivery Business Unit at Network Appliance.

About Verio Europe

Verio is a wholly owned subsidiary of NTT Communications (NTT Com), which provides long distance and international telecommunications reaching over 200 countries worldwide. Verio is one of the world's largest operator's of Web sites for businesses and a leading provider of global IP solutions. NTT Com and Verio market their global IP solutions under the NTT/VERIO brand. The company offers businesses a broad range of Internet services, including Web hosting, dedicated access, virtual private networks, and managed service offerings, among other enhanced services. Verio supports its operations with highly reliable and scalable global infrastructure and systems including the NTT/VERIO Global IP Network, and provides Web hosting services to customers in more than 146 countries. The combination of Verio and NTT Com offers services to meet the growing and diverse needs of all businesses, including small to medium businesses, large global enterprises and multi-national corporations. More information can be found at http://www.verio.com.

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Sacha Vekeman
Verio Europe
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Bianca van Dulst
Network Appliance BV
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