ST. LOUIS, MO — November 12, 2007 — SAVVIS, Inc. (NASDAQ:SVVS), a global leader in IT infrastructure services for business and government applications, today announced deployment of the IT infrastructure powering Capazoo.com, a new model of social networking and online entertainment. The agreement allows Capazoo to have the backend infrastructure in place to sustain the company’s rapid growth, allowing Capazoo to focus on their core business and development of intellectual property.
Driven by Microsoft technologies, Capazoo is positioned to be a market leader by offering all the current popular features of social networking and entertainment websites such as Facebook, MySpace, and YouTube. Capazoo also has a very unique participation model where members recognize and financially reward one another’s content based on popularity and originality of their posted content. Through member-to-member tipping, members earn ‘Zoops’ that are converted to real cash with a Capazoo Debit Card.
Under the terms of the initial $5 million, three-year agreement, which Capazoo estimates will exceed $20 million as capacity and storage demands increase, SAVVIS is providing Capazoo with a fully managed IT infrastructure solution. This includes data center facilities, virtualized servers and storage systems, 24/7 operations management and monitoring services, along with advanced security services including distributed denial of service (DDOS) and intrusion detection systems that underpin the new Capazoo web experience. SAVVIS’ Professional Services team designed and oversaw deployment of the solution hosted in a SAVVIS data center in Boston.
“We had originally planned for significant capital outlays and costs well in excess of $50 million over the next 18 months to create and deploy the IT infrastructure required for this new social network,” said Luc Verville, CEO of Capazoo. “Gartner alerted us to SAVVIS’ virtualized IT infrastructure capabilities and SAVVIS’ Professional Services team were able to quickly develop a comprehensive managed hosting and IT infrastructure solution that is saving us tens of millions by eliminating significant capital expenditures and investment in IT operations.”
“SAVVIS’ IT infrastructure-as-a-service model enables Web 2.0 companies to get to market faster, reducing upstart costs and time associated with building their own infrastructure,” said SAVVIS President, Jonathan Crane. “By deploying our IT infrastructure and virtualized utility services platform, Capazoo.com can easily scale its Web site to prepare for millions of additional visitors as the company continues to grow in popularity.”
SAVVIS recently completed development and opened four new data centers in the Atlanta, Washington DC, Silicon Valley and New York metropolitan areas, and has additional data centers in development in the Boston, Chicago and Dallas areas. Upon completion of the three new data centers, SAVVIS’ total data center footprint will exceed 1.3 million square feet of raised floor encompassing 30 data centers worldwide.
Capazoo.com is a new and unique Social Network and Entertainment site that combines the industry’s most popular elements. The site blends videos, photos, music and blogging with a wide range of entertainment, celebrities, personal services and the ability to meet and connect with friends in a single destination. Capazoo.com is the first online Community with its own Member-driven economy, empowering Members to gain both personal recognition and to generate real money through their participation in site features. Using Zoops – Capazoo points that can be converted to real cash - Members can Tip and get Tipped for their content. Members also earn money by referring friends who join Capazoo, and by sharing in Capazoo’s advertising revenue and corporate profits. Simply put, Capazoo Members earn real rewards from their virtual creations. For more information about Capazoo.com , visit www.capazoo.com.
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 multiple data centers, and automated management and provisioning systems. For more information about SAVVIS, visit www.savvis.net. Statements
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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