National Labor Relations Board Selects SAVVIS Federal Systems to Consolidate and Manage Its IT Infrastructure
HERNDON, Virginia – December 6, 2006 – SAVVIS Federal Systems, Inc. (SFS), a global leader in IT infrastructure services for business and government applications, today announced that the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has selected SAVVIS IT Utility Services as the solution to consolidate the NLRB’s entire IT infrastructure.
With a large volume of stored documents to manage and several disparate storage locations, the NLRB was facing the limits of its existing IT configuration. The agency needed to centralize all information and make it easier to access without a large outlay of capital. Equally, the NLRB needed to ensure the security and disaster-readiness of its repository.
Designed and deployed by SAVVIS Federal Systems’ Professional Services team, the new five-year contact calls for the migration of the NLRB’s existing IT infrastructure onto the SAVVIS IT Utility Services infrastructure. This combines virtualized utility servers and storage, with network and managed security services, comprehensive 24x7 support, and is hosted in one of SAVVIS’ ultra secure Washington, D.C. area data centers. In addition to centralizing and consolidating infrastructure, the new environment is designed to optimize the NLRB’s ability to develop new SQL programs for additional e-Gov initiatives. Future plans call for additional consolidation of certain west coast facilities, as well as an expanded disaster recovery plan.
Drawing on the breadth of its service offerings, SAVVIS presented a solution that allowed the NLRB to maintain a centralized repository as well as a utility portal to manage and access all data remotely and securely. The utility storage and computing, combined with a dedicated firewall and security, create a flexible, scalable interface for NLRB employees and associates throughout the country. The NLRB purchased the entire solution from SAVVIS’ GSA Schedule 70.
“SAVVIS’ managed IT utility services supports and underpins our risk management strategy,” said Richard Westfield, CIO of NLRB. “In addition to being the only provider able to offer a complete IT infrastructure solution on a zero capital expenditure basis, their adaptive and scalable solution solves our immediate IT problems and provides a flexible roadmap for future growth.”
Leveraging more than 10 years of development, SAVVIS’ virtualized IT utility services delivery platform provides every piece of the IT infrastructure – hosting, network, storage, security, and computing – on a massively scalable, pay-as-you-go basis. Combined with SAVVIS’ full suite of professional services offerings, SAVVIS delivers IT infrastructure as a service as a cost-effective and flexible way to provision a total IT solution.
“We are proud to be selected by NLRB to deliver and manage an end-to-end IT infrastructure to support the agency’s mission,” said Don Teague, Vice President of SAVVIS Federal Systems. “Virtualized and managed IT utility solutions, like those provided by SAVVIS, are playing an increasingly important role in the overall IT operations of federal agencies by delivering an integrated set of services that is not possible with conventional architectures.”
About the NLRB
The National Labor Relations Board is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1935 to administer the National Labor Relations Act, the primary law governing relations between unions and employers in the private sector. The statute guarantees the right of employees to organize and to bargain collectively with their employers or to refrain from all such activity. Generally applying to all employers involved in interstate commerce--other than airlines, railroads, agriculture, and government--the Act implements the national labor policy of assuring free choice and encouraging collective bargaining as a means of maintaining industrial peace. Through the years, Congress has amended the Act and the Board and courts have developed a body of law drawn from the statute. For more information, visit http://www.nlrb.gov.
SAVVIS, Inc. (NASDAQ: SVVS) is a global leader in IT infrastructure services for business applications. With an IT services platform spanning North America, Europe, and Asia, SAVVIS leads the industry in delivering secure, reliable, and scalable hosting, network, and application services. These solutions enable customers to focus on their core business while SAVVIS ensures the quality of their IT systems and operations. SAVVIS’ strategic approach combines virtualization technology, a global network and 25 data centers, and automated management and provisioning systems. For more information about SAVVIS, visit:
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Carter B. Cromley
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