Hurricane Electric Partners with CRG West to Offer IP Services
Fremont, California - November 5, 2002 - Hurricane Electric, a leading Technical Service Provider, has announced that they will partner with CRG West, an operating partner of the Carlyle Group, one of the world's largest global private investment firms, to offer IP services in the San Jose area.

"Hurricane Electric is pleased to team up with CRG West and their space offerings at Market Post Tower to provide cost effective, easy to manage IP services," said Mike Leber, president of Hurricane Electric.

"CRG West is committed to providing value-added services to our tenants in our industry-leading telecom properties. Our business relationship with Hurricane Electric offers our tenants rapid, efficient access to cost effective, quality IP services," said Jim Trout, president of CRG West.

CRG West and Hurricane Electric will be offering Hurricane Electric's IP services to customers located in the Market Post Tower Meet-Me-Room. The Market Post Tower Meet-Me-Room allows customers to freely interconnect to the world's leading service providers, bypassing costly local loop charges, in a fully conditioned environment.

Located in the heart of the Silicon Valley, Hurricane Electric runs their own Nationwide Gigabit Ethernet backbone, ranked among the top on the nation, out of the Market Post Tower. Market Post Tower is also the home to two of Hurricane Electric's several collocation facilities located nationwide.

Connections through Hurricane Electric range from OC3s (155Mbps) to GigE (1,000Mbps) and connect several major exchange points, including MAE-West at Market Post Tower in San Jose, CA; PAIX in Market Post Tower in San Jose and Palo Alto, CA; AADS in Chicago, IL; NYIIX in New York, NY; and MAE-East in Vienna, VA, forming rings around the nation.

Hurricane Electric's self-healing network architecture virtually eliminates a single point of failure. In addition to their own backbone, they also purchase backup transit from multiple providers in multiple locations to ensure that data will arrive via the shortest possible routes.

About Hurricane Electric
Hurricane Electric is a Business TSP (Technical Service Provider) Specializing in Colocation, Dedicated Servers, Direct Internet Connections, and Web Hosting. Hurricane Electric operates its own national network, running Gigabit Ethernet and multiple OC-3's. Check out to find out more information about Hurricane Electric.

About CRG West
An operating group of The Carlyle Group, CRG West was formed in 2001 to oversee and enhance strategic telecom assets managed by Carlyle Realty Group. The One Wilshire Building and Market Post Tower, home of MAE West, are two core assets under CRG West management. The CRG West team combines extensive telecommunications, network planning, meet me room development and operations experience with astute real estate development and management practices to serve One Wilshire, Market Post Tower and 470 Vanderbilt carrier customers and office tenants. The CRG West team is committed to providing fast, response, innovative operational solutions, and local expertise. | |

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