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For Immediate Release

everse Implements Consolidated Database Environment with Failover Clustering for ValleyCrest Companies

LOS ANGELES, August 1, 2003 – Today, everse corporation (everse), a technology consulting, software development, and application outsourcing company, announced that it has completed the implementation of a consolidated database environment with failover clustering for ValleyCrest Companies, which provides a full array of landscape services through ValleyCrest Landscape Development, ValleyCrest Landscape Maintenance, ValleyCrest Golf Course Maintenance, Valley Crest Tree Company, and U.S. Lawns.

ValleyCrest’s database environment was divided into disparate systems running separate instances of SQL Server. The environment lacked the redundancy and failover functionality necessary to maximize the availability, facilitate the performance, and minimize the downtime of the servers and databases should one or more of the systems malfunction. Built on separate and disconnected systems, the infrastructure also lacked the modularity and scalability necessary to add new or modify existing elements.

Over the course of one month, everse infrastructure and database architects consolidated and enhanced ValleyCrest’s database environment. The everse team deployed new HP hardware configured with Windows 2000 Advanced Server and SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition. To enable secure and reliable access to all of ValleyCrest’s databases via a single virtual SQL Server instance, everse implemented Microsoft Clustering Services with failover functionality. The new consolidated and clustered environment ensures availability, enhances performance, and provides scalability for future modifications or additions.

The ValleyCrest database consolidation and enhancement leveraged everse’s Technology Assessment & Planning and Enterprise Application Integration services. everse applied its Technology Assessment & Planning expertise and resources to create a secure and adaptable platform that will support the new database environment and drive business performance and growth. Through its Enterprise Application Integration service, everse helped ValleyCrest aggregate its data sources and optimize its systems to deliver growth and operational effectiveness through the new environment.

According to everse Infrastructure Architect Mark Kaishar, “With multiple business units and a national network of branch offices, ValleyCrest’s operations and customer relationships depend on timely, streamlined, and reliable access to information. The company’s consolidated database environment with failover clustering helps ensure the company and its customers have secure and uninterrupted access to the information they need to do business.“

About everse corporation

everse is a technology consulting, software development, and application outsourcing company with offices in Los Angeles, New York, Bangalore, and Shanghai. The company mobilizes its expertise in Business Technology Consulting, Application Development & Outsourcing, and Enterprise Integration through its proprietary e-v-e-r-s-e Methodology. everse creates process-centric solutions that address the full range of its clients' functional issues and build long-term business relationships. everse has collaborated with Global 1000 and middle market companies including Allied Domecq PLC, Baskin-Robbins, Conexant Systems, CorVel Corporation, the California Public Utilities Commission, Enterprise Rent-A-Car Company, Farmers Insurance Group, Knott's Southern California Resort, Medtronic Minimed, Newhall Land and Farming Company, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Southern California Edison, ValleyCrest Companies, and Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation.

About ValleyCrest Companies

Since 1949, ValleyCrest Companies, formerly known as Environmental Industries, has built, maintained and beautified some of America’s most distinctive landscapes. Through a national network of branch offices, ValleyCrest provides a full array of landscape services to a wide variety of customers. ValleyCrest Landscape Development is the nation’s largest landscape and site construction company. ValleyCrest Landscape Maintenance is recognized nationwide as a leader in landscape maintenance services. ValleyCrest Golf Course Maintenance develops and deploys state–of–the–art environmental techniques that preserve the integrity of the environment and contribute to the beauty and timeless appeal of the sport of golf. Valley Crest Tree Company provides a range of nursery, specimen tree, relocation, and garden art services. U.S. Lawns, a wholly owned subsidiary, is ValleyCrest’s national landscape franchise business.