To offer customers managed database services around the clock, application server provider (ASP) FutureLink Corporation is offering StrataSource’s LightsOut! database administration and management service in conjunction with its own hosted application services. FutureLink, which lets companies outsource all computing services and support and precisely manage the total cost of technology ownership, provides customers with constant database monitoring, maintenance, and support to ensure continuous database availability. StrataSource’s LightsOut! solution provides automated managed services within enterprise production environments and helps customers prevent business outages caused by application and database system downtime. "Because competitors are now just a mouse click away on the Internet, businesses need to ensure that their databases and applications are up and running continuously without any downtime," says Phil Ladouceur, FutureLink chairman and CEO.