ST. LOUIS, MO – January 31, 2006 – SAVVIS, Inc. (NASDAQ:SVVS), a leading global IT utility services provider, announced today that international law firm Allen & Overy LLP has chosen SAVVIS’ managed network and hosting services as the platform to consolidate and centralize all of its UK-based IT infrastructure.
Under the terms of the 5½ year, $9.8 million contract, Allen & Overy will deploy SAVVIS’ managed hosting and global Tier-1 network infrastructure to support all of its UK corporate IT operations including a centralized document management system, secure data transfers, file sharing, accounting and e-mail.
With approximately 4,800 employees across 25 international locations, Allen & Overy is one of the largest and most respected law firms in the world. In addition to frequent communications between global offices, the firm requires a massive amount of computing and network capacity to meet the daily requirements of its clients. Now consolidated within SAVVIS’ managed services platform, the Allen & Overy IT infrastructure encompasses 400 servers in more than 100 racks and associated network devices.
“By the very nature of our business, we have very strict requirements with regard to the security, reliability and international reach of our hosting provider,” said Dave Burwell, CIO of Allen & Overy. “With their global network, world class data center facilities, and experience with many of the world’s largest law firms, we can be confident that SAVVIS will provide us with the highest quality performance and service.”
“Global organizations like Allen & Overy are an excellent example of the type of company that can benefit from our network and hosting infrastructure services,” said Richard Warley, Managing Director of EMEA of SAVVIS. “Our managed services are designed to be extraordinarily flexible, enabling us to grow easily with companies over time. We’re pleased that so many of the world’s top law firms, as well as other professional services organizations, are looking to SAVVIS to provide a seamless global IT infrastructure.”
*In this release, 'Allen & Overy' refers to Allen & Overy LLP and/or its affiliated undertakings.
About Allen & Overy LLP
Allen & Overy is an international legal practice comprising Allen & Overy LLP and its affiliated undertakings. With approximately 4,800 staff, including some 430 partners, working in 25 major centers worldwide, they are able to provide effective, coordinated and decisive legal advice across three continents. The firm’s clients include some of the world's leading businesses, financial institutions, governments and private individuals.
SAVVIS, Inc. (NASDAQ: SVVS) is a global IT utility services provider that focuses exclusively on IT solutions for businesses. With an IT services platform that extends to 47 countries, SAVVIS has over 5,000 enterprise customers and 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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