PETALUMA, CA – September 2, 2003 — Intelisys Inc., one of the elite telecommunications master agencies in the United States, today announced it has signed a Business Partner Agreement with SAVVIS Communications (NASDAQ: SVVS). SAVVIS operates a single global IP network spanning 45 countries that securely delivers managed IP VPN and managed hosting solutions for enterprises.
Intelisys is a leading telecom master agent distributor delivering business-class communications services through a nationwide network of over 500 telecom consultants, VARs, and Independent Sales Agents. Intelisys’ Agent Community will present SAVVIS’ managed IP services, including SAVVIS’ Intelligent IP NetworkingSM and SAVVIS Intelligent HostingSM, to clients worldwide.
“With SAVVIS rapidly establishing itself as a leading, global provider of IP applications services, we recognize them as a premier managed service provider,” said Rick Dellar, Co-founder of Intelisys. “Their virtualized approach, which capitalizes on the economic benefits associated with converged access and network-based utility services, will be featured by our SWAT Team, an exclusive sales overlay resource we offer to top Sales Agents who sell large, complex customer applications.”
"The Intelisys SWAT Team is a strategic sales resource for our Sales Agent Community, and is designed to help increase close-ratios on large account opportunities," said Nancy Schwartz, Sr. Sales Manager for the SWAT Program. "Our team provides a single point of contact for opportunity analysis, network design, and overall sales coordination for our Agents targeting large opportunities of $25k/month and above."
SAVVIS Intelligent IP NetworkingSM combines the ubiquity and cost-effectiveness of an IP VPN with the reliability and security of private, leased line networks. SAVVIS’ Intelligent HostingSM is a fully managed service with no hardware investment required. Additional services are also available, such as firewalling, load balancing, SSL acceleration, and rate shaping, all without customers having to purchase equipment. “Intelisys’ decade of telecom sales expertise will enable SAVVIS to compete with the largest global carriers,” said Jack Finlayson, President & COO of SAVVIS. “By broadening our sales channels with business partners like Intelisys, we can ensure that our network, applications and hosting service offerings reach enterprises worldwide.”
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 MCI/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 their virtualized approach to managed hosting, and the Market Engineering Award from Frost & Sullivan for product differentiation and innovation.
For more information about SAVVIS’ Intelligent IP NetworkSM and managed hosting solutions, visit: .
Founded in 1994 by telecommunications industry veterans Rick Dellar and Rick Sheldon, Intelisys, Inc. is one of the largest telecommunications master agency distributors in the United States, providing access to telecommunications products and services for over 500 Independent Sales Agent organizations and thousands of end-user customers worldwide.
Headquartered in Petaluma, California, Intelisys presently employs 30 full-time colleagues providing sales support, carrier training, and commissions support to its Agent Community. The company also has a full service sales office in Irvine, California that directly supports Agent's sales efforts with their end user customers. For more information about Intelisys or becoming an agent, visit www.intelisyscorp.com, or call 888.468.3547.
This press release 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 for the year ended December 31, 2002, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 28, 2003.
Carter B. Cromley