HERNDON, VA -- August 11, 2003 – SAVVIS Communications (NASDAQ: SVVS), a leading global managed IP and managed hosting services provider, today announced that leading global architectural firm, HOK Sport + Venue + Event (S+V+E), selected SAVVIS Intelligent IP NetworkingSM to connect its offices in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia.
HOK S+V+E is an internationally renowned architectural firm, whose work includes FedEx Field, Pacific Bell Park and New Wembley Stadium. To ensure the firm could manage its global projects accurately and efficiently, it required a strong network structure with minimal latency to effectively run its project management applications.
The SAVVIS’ IP VPN and Internet services will support HOK S+V+E’s broad range of accounting, project management and planning, and human resource applications, including Deltek and Ivantage, and will enable the firm to share CADD data across the network connection between offices.
“We chose SAVVIS over companies like MCI, AT&T, SBC and Sprint because only SAVVIS could deliver the network applications infrastructure on a global level that our business demanded,” said David Kessler, Director of Information Technology, HOK S+V+E. “With the nature of our work and our client’s expectations, SAVVIS gives us the confidence and ability to run our business without constantly thinking about the technology we use and whether it will be up and running or not.”
“We expect that our return on investment for moving to the SAVVIS network will be relatively quick,” Kessler added. “With the increased capability of our new network, we are now able to better manage our projects and time, attract larger clients, and support many of the applications that require the increased and secured bandwidth that SAVVIS has afforded us.”
“We’re pleased that HOK S+V+E has chosen SAVVIS to manage the unique needs of this leading professional services firm,” said Jack Finlayson, SAVVIS president and chief operating officer. “Our managed service approach and guaranteed Quality of Service promise gives professional service firms like HOK S+V+E the best-in-class network performance on a local and global scale.”
As a leading application infrastructure provider for the media & entertainment, healthcare, retail and financial services industries, as well as professional services firms worldwide, SAVVIS manages over 17,000 end-points in 45 countries and leads the industry by delivering 100 percent availability across its backbone and 99.999 percent end-to-end availability to client’s facilities.
About HOK S+V+E
HOK Sport + Venue + Event is the world's leading public assembly design firm. Their focus is the creation of exceptional gathering spaces - from stadiums and arenas to convention centers. The firm has also made a worldwide mark managing many aspects of the events themselves, from World Cup to the Olympic Games. Their architects and event managers are the world's finest and most experienced, drawing from the combined expertise of more than 800 projects with construction value exceeding $12 billion. The company's client list is diverse and comprehensive, and includes 24 of 30 Major League Baseball franchises, 30 of 32 NFL franchises, 75 professional and civic arena clients, 40 soccer and rugby teams, 75 colleges and universities, 40 convention and performing arts center clients and 40 major events. With offices in Brisbane, Australia; London, England; and Kansas City, Missouri, their reach is worldwide. For more information about HOK S+V+E and its services, visit: http://www.hoksve.com.
SAVVIS Communications (NASDAQ: SVVS) is a leading managed services provider that delivers IP VPNs (virtual private networks), hosting, and application services to businesses. SAVVIS solutions are designed for industries with demanding information technology requirements including legal, media, retail, professional services, healthcare, manufacturing, and financial services.
Known as The Network that Powers Wall StreetSM, SAVVIS was ranked #3 in IP VPN market share by IDC in its 2003 report, trailing only AT&T and WorldCom, and its network reliability was declared “perfect” in Network World magazine’s groundbreaking study of backbone performance. SAVVIS recently won the first ever American Business Awards “Stevie”TM in the category of “Best Customer Service Organization.” SAVVIS’ managed hosting services were awarded the Service Provider Excellence Award by Boardwatch magazine for its virtualized approach to managed hosting, and the Market Engineering Award from Frost & Sullivan for product differentiation and innovation.
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