SAVVIS Aligns and Strengthens Operations, Product Engineering and Development with Key Management Changes
ST. LOUIS, MO — November 21, 2006 — SAVVIS, Inc. (NASDAQ:SVVS), a global leader in IT infrastructure services for business applications, today announced key management changes improving the alignment of the company’s technical and operating groups, product engineering, development, customer service and support. The changes reflect the company’s focus on improving infrastructure quality and service reliability, optimizing and enhancing processes and systems, and targeting markets and customers.
Timothy Caulfield and Michael Tardif have been promoted and appointed as Senior Vice Presidents reporting directly to Phil Koen, SAVVIS Chief Executive Officer.
Caulfield was named Senior Vice President of Operations where he leads the company's technical and operating groups including: service delivery, hosting and network services, security services, customer support, carrier management, corporate quality, and capacity management. Previously, Caulfield headed up SAVVIS’ Global Solutions team where he oversaw professional services, solution design engineering, and customer account management.
Before joining SAVVIS in March 2004, Caulfield served as Senior Vice President of Consulting and Hosting Services for Cable & Wireless America and led operations for Exodus Communications which was acquired by Cable & Wireless, PLC. Prior to these roles, he held business development, operations, and marketing positions with Gateway Computer and Sequent Computer Services, a division of IBM.
Tardif was named Senior Vice President of Product Engineering and Development where he oversees the company’s product roadmap and long term product strategy. He leads product engineering, operations support software, technical assurance, portal development, hosting products integration, project management and quality control.
Previously, Tardif had served as Vice President & General Manager of Global Hosting Services where he was responsible for providing overall direction and strategy, guiding the development of new products and services, identifying and evaluating emerging technologies, and continuing to grow SAVVIS’ market share.
Prior to joining SAVVIS, Tardif served as Vice President of Technology at VERITAS where he assisted businesses with their transformation to a more demand-driven IT infrastructure. Prior to this, Tardif held senior executive positions at Storage Networks where he oversaw delivery of storage services to Fortune 100 clients, and Goldman Sachs Group, Inc where he led technical operations supporting a 2,000 person global IT organization.
“Continually improving services for customers and creating ongoing operational efficiencies is a key priority for SAVVIS," said Phil Koen, Chief Executive Officer of SAVVIS. “These changes improve the alignment of management and operations that will result in the best possible experience for our customers as we build SAVVIS’ presence as a global leader in delivering IT infrastructure as a service.”
SAVVIS operates a global network and 25 data centers in the U.S., Europe, and Asia encompassing more than 1.3 million square feet. It offers customers a variety of flexible and cost-effective IT infrastructure services that can easily be mixed and interchanged. These include: enterprise network solutions, security services, and a broad portfolio of hosting services that range from co-location, to managed hosting on industry standard platforms, to the industry’s first virtualized utility services, which deliver on-demand access to server cycles, storage capacity, managed security, and network bandwidth
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:
This document contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from SAVVIS’ expectations. Certain factors that could affect actual results are set forth as risk factors in SAVVIS’ SEC reports and filings, including its annual report on Form 10-K and all subsequent filings. SAVVIS assumes no obligation to update or supplement forward-looking statements.
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