ST. LOUIS, MO – November 22, 2005 – SAVVIS, Inc. (NASDAQ:SVVS), a leading global IT utility provider, announced today that Campmor, a premier retailer of outdoor and recreational equipment, has chosen SAVVIS to provide the hosting, storage and network services to power its burgeoning e-commerce operations.
Campmor is a premier provider of outdoor equipment primarily through its online and catalog sales. Given the scope of its inventory and the large number of consumers it serves, Campmor requires an e-commerce platform that is always operational and that can rapidly scale to accommodate growth in a cost effective manner.
Under terms of the three year agreement, SAVVIS will deploy fully managed hosting and network services which include 24x7 management and monitoring, security, storage, and backup services, as well as global dial-up and off-net VPN capabilities for remote employees. According to Campmor, the new infrastructure provides them with the best IT environment to support existing operations while also dramatically improving their ability to scale online retail services to meet real-time business demands.
“As our e-commerce business continues to grow exponentially, SAVVIS’ managed hosting and security services ensure the most reliable and secure online shopping experience possible for all Campmor customers,” said Erich Eyler, Chief Technology Officer for Campmor. “SAVVIS has helped us to improve all of the most critical elements of the e-commerce workflow -- from optimizing customer support services all the way up to managing highly secure online transactions.”
SAVVIS’ managed hosting and network services significantly lessen the burden of capital expenditures, enabling retailers like Campmor to increase flexibility and agility by adding new applications, increasing server and storage capacity and expanding the network in less time than conventional alternatives. SAVVIS’ flexible, scalable and centralized service delivery approach allows the company to design, build and manage systems quickly and reliably to meet any business requirement, whether it be a single server site or a complex, high-availability, multi-tiered environment.
“Retailers are generating tremendous growth through their online distribution channels and are placing renewed emphasis on e-commerce as a core business strategy,” said Steve Ward, Retail Industry Manager for SAVVIS. “For companies who depend on e-commerce as a revenue stream, it has become absolutely critical to have the fastest, most reliable, and most secure infrastructure in place to power their business. We’re pleased that Campmor chose SAVVIS and look forward to providing them with flexible and scalable retail hosting and network services that are unparalleled in the industry.”
SAVVIS currently serves over 400 customers in the retail industry, including leaders such as, Panera Bread Company, Ann Taylor, Montblanc, The Sharper Image, Virgin MegaStores and Gucci. In addition to its solutions focused on retail distribution channels, SAVVIS delivers an end-to-end solution for complying with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Standard. Working with SAVVIS enables retailers to protect the consumer by safekeeping sensitive cardholder information from exploitation. IDC currently ranks SAVVIS as the third-largest hosting services provider in the world.
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.
Carter B. Cromley
Ricochet Public Relations
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