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GigaOM Welcomes PEER 1 as the Headline Sponsor of Structure 08

SAN FRANCISCO and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/-- PEER 1, a leading provider of online IT infrastructure, is sponsoring the first-ever Structure 08, presented by GigaOM. Focusing on the innovations of internet infrastructure, the conference will bring together the most influential leaders of the industry at the Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco on June 25, 2008.

SAN FRANCISCO and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/– PEER 1, a leading provider of online IT infrastructure, is sponsoring the first-ever Structure 08, presented by GigaOM. Focusing on the innovations of internet infrastructure, the conference will bring together the most influential leaders of the industry at the Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco on June 25, 2008.

"PEER 1 is proud to support this conference. With the emergence of virtualization, cloud computing, on demand services and rich media, PEER 1 is seeing unprecedented demands being placed on IT infrastructure," said Robert Miggins, vice president of business development for PEER 1. "Structure 08 is the perfect venue to continue a dialogue with important partners to help determine the most viable paths for the infrastructure market, and for businesses looking to host their online presence cost-effectively."

Committed to offering the smartest, most reliable solutions for its customers, PEER 1 engages in every stage of IT infrastructure development and provides the needed platform for innovation. The company is one of the only hosting providers to offer all three types of web hosting under one roof, co-location, self-managed and managed hosting. These solutions are backed by PEER 1's fully redundant network that delivers high performance bandwidth through 15 state-of-the-art data centers and 17 points-of-presence (POPs) across North America. This unique approach has enabled PEER 1 to achieve more than 300 percent growth in the last three years.

"Web businesses have seen tremendous growth in the past several years and a range of new Internet infrastructures and technologies are driving this," said Om Malik, founder and CEO of Giga Omni Media. "I am glad to see PEER 1 join an influential group of companies sponsoring and presenting at Structure 08, including Sun Microsystems, and offer their insights into the new requirements of web businesses. We're happy they will be a part of our inaugural annual event, which will help shape and guide the future of the current Internet infrastructure buildout."

At the conference, PEER 1 will host a private press event as well as a private VIP dinner, hosted by Om Malik. PEER 1 will also be recognized on the "Refresh The Net" (http://www.refresh.gigaom.com) micro-site before and after the event and sponsor all evening events, in addition to being included in all marketing efforts around the event.

Presented by GigaOM, Structure 08 is a significant one-day event that will sort through the emerging and disruptive computing technologies now becoming the building blocks for the next generation of the Internet. The conference will examine the technology innovations, such as virtualization, SaaS and cloud computing, associated with the current Internet infrastructure buildout and the companies leading the way, including Sun Microsystems, VMWare, Amazon.com and others. The full conference web site is available at http://www.structureconf.com.

About PEER 1

PEER 1, a leading online IT infrastructure provider, believes in the limitless opportunity of the Internet and the business growth and continuity it provides for its more than 9,000 customers. PEER 1 delivers highly scalable managed hosting and co-location solutions to ensure customers' online presence is always fast, always available. Since 1999, PEER 1 has grown to include data centers and network points of presence in 17 major cities across North America and Europe. Serving a variety of companies, PEER 1 offers solutions that grow through every stage of web commerce, regardless of company size. The company's headquarters are in Vancouver, Canada and the stock is traded on the TSX Venture exchange under the symbol PIX. For more information visit: http://www.peer1.com.

About GigaOM

GigaOM is the premier destination site for technology industry insiders. Edited by award-winning journalist Om Malik, GigaOM is widely considered an authoritative voice on what is disrupting the world of technology. Topics covered include broadband, VoIP, infrastructure, mobile, wireless, and venture capital. With signature intelligence, candor and irreverence, GigaOM breaks down the hype and explains how these new technologies will shape our future. GigaOM is part of Giga Omni Media, a portfolio of leading publications in the technology and entrepreneurial markets that reaches 1.75 million affluent and highly educated readers worldwide. To find out more about GigaOM, visit http://www.gigaom.com.

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