ST. LOUIS, MO – August 15, 2005 – SAVVIS, Inc. (NASDAQ:SVVS), a leading global utility provider, today announced an agreement with NS8 Corporation, a technology research and development company, to jointly deliver a secure, IP-based, entertainment-on-demand platform that will enable customers to deliver video-on-demand, music, games, and digital content securely to any PC-based media device worldwide.
Under terms of the agreement, NS8 will integrate its iWave™ Interactive Media Distribution System with SAVVIS’ global Content Delivery Network (CDN) and virtualized utility services platform. iWave combines proprietary server-based technologies for use by content owners, media distributors, digital storage facilities, digital asset management firms and interactive service providers. The integrated solution will combine the rapid streaming and caching abilities of SAVVIS’ CDN with SAVVIS virtualized service delivery elements including utility storage, server, and compute technologies.
The result will be a powerful, rich-media content distribution solution that bundles important functionality and applications such as security, embedded digital rights management tools, live and on-demand streaming applications, traffic management, storage and search capabilities that were previously treated and managed as separate and unique requirements from multiple vendors. It will facilitate collaboration and end-to-end business workflows for key players in the distribution chain such as content owners, aggregators, advertisers, and retail merchants. The solution will also provide new business opportunities for service providers such as local telephone companies and broadband internet service providers (ISPs).
The underlying value proposition for rich-media distributors is the new platform’s elimination of excessive broadband, hardware, and software requirements typically associated with content-rich IP network solutions. NS8 expects to launch the platform in November of this year, and is in the process of securing a significant, and growing, collection of agreements with leading film and music content owners for rights to distribute their most popular titles.
“NS8 is committed to realizing its vision for on-demand entertainment that combines the magic and power of cinema, music and gaming with the freedom and control of the internet-based user experience,” said Anthony Alda, Chairman & Co-Founder, NS8. “Central to this vision was the advent of a ‘non-resident network’ — a server-based infrastructure that would liberate the end-user from installation hassles, bandwidth and processor limitations by retaining the underlying applications and software on our servers, rapidly transmitting only the content or data required by the end-user. The result is that customers get a very visual environment to download and view movies or other forms of entertainment quickly and easily. SAVVIS was the only solution that combined an industry-leading, global CDN with the advanced utility services we required to develop the highly scalable, end-to-end solution for distribution of extremely valuable content in an IP environment.”
“NS8 licenses their digital assets from well-known studios who expect their content to be distributed in only the highest quality environments,” said Nathan Kerry, Vice President & General Manager, SAVVIS Media & Entertainment Division. “By enabling this high-performance, end-to-end solution for the distribution of digital content over broadband, NS8 and SAVVIS will allow customers to join the rapidly growing on-demand entertainment market immediately. Our collaboration will drive the next generation of on-demand technology, facilitating content access across a wide variety of locations and devices.”
About NS8 Corporation
NS8 Corporation (OTCBB: NSEO) is a technology service company based in Seattle, Washington with Research and Development facilities in Vancouver, British Columbia. The company's new entertainment-on-demand service, iWave™ Interactive, delivers movies/videos, music, and games to any PC or IP based media device worldwide. iWave™ Interactive provides content owners and distributors with an end-to-end solution for secure delivery of digital content, along with a customizable interface for consumers. The iWave™ Interactive platform also allows for the addition of local content, advertising and merchandising. NS8 Corporation provides a unique visual environment that enables content owners to establish direct consumer relationships while at the same time maintaining improved control over their entertainment properties. For more information about NS8 Corporation visit www.ns8corp.net, or iWave™ entertainment service at www.iwave.tv.
SAVVIS, Inc. (NASDAQ: SVVS) is a global IT utility services provider. With an IT services platform that extends to 47 countries, 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. SAVVIS’ strategic approach combines the use of virtualisation technology, a utility services model, and automated software 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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