Written By: A. Turner
Published On: July 27 2000
Intel Online Services, Inc., the Internet application hosting subsidiary
of Intel Corporation, announced their AppChoice Managed Hosting Services,
designed for customers who want control of their mission-critical applications
along with the benefits of a fully managed, outsourced hosting solution.
offers a hosting platform that includes hardware, operating system and
applications, as well as the networking, infrastructure and data protection
components of a reliable e-business solution.
AppChoice services provide a foundation onto which application service
providers, e-business solution providers, systems integrators and other
developers and customers can integrate their e-business applications.
In addition, Intel Online Services provides tools that allow customers
to monitor and control their chosen hosted applications. AppChoice services
come with service level agreements and guaranteed response times. Personnel
are available to monitor application performance 24 hours a day with tailored
responses and user-defined alerts.
is part of Intel Online Services' selection of service offerings, which
range from fully managed and integrated e-business solutions to co-location
Intel, the world's largest chip maker, is a leading manufacturer of computer,
networking and communications products. Intel Online Services Inc., an
Intel subsidiary, is a supplier of hosted Internet services, business
applications, and e-commerce services worldwide.
Online Services currently offers data centers in Santa Clara, Calif.;
Chantilly, Va.; Reading, England; Seoul, Korea; and Tokyo, Japan; a new
data center in India is scheduled to open within the next month. In all,
Intel Online Services plans to invest $1 billion by the end of 2001 to
develop and integrate Internet data centers worldwide.
communication giants such as AT&T, Lucent, WorldCom, and Nortel offering
infrastructure programs, it is no surprise computer and networking manufactures
are making similar offers. With an established global network and extensive
resources Intel represents a formidable participant in the nascent outsourcing
While interesting, this announcement offers few details. More information
on Intel Online Services scope of offerings, pricing and support are required.
The announcement does, however, validate the market demand for outsourced
applications and infrastructure solutions.