ST. LOUIS, MO -- July 21, 2005 —SAVVIS Inc. (NASDAQ : SVVS), a leading global IT utility, today announced that OMS SafeHarbor, a leading supplier of digital product lifecycle management (DPLM) and electronic software delivery (ESD) solutions, has selected SAVVIS’ Content Delivery Network (CDN) to power the distribution of its DPLM and ESD solutions.
Based in Lowell, Massachusetts, OMS SafeHarbor provides software publishers with efficient and auditable workflow processes to digitally assemble, entitle, and deliver their licenses and products. The company’s trademark EntitleNow! application streamlines the internal software release process and provides a secure central repository for digital assets. SAVVIS’ global CDN, one of the largest in the world, will facilitate the secure, reliable and rapid delivery of OMS SafeHarbor’s software products, updates, patches, and documentation platforms.
“OMS’ software customers want to benefit from Ireland’s low-tax model, but to do so, our origin servers must reside in Ireland to be in compliance with Irish tax law,” said Keith Caveney, President and Chief Executive Officer of OMS SafeHarbor. “Thanks to their expertise with other large ESD customers, SAVVIS was able to deliver a customized hosted application service that allows for OMS’s proprietary application, EntitleNow!, to be delivered securely and efficiently globally off of edge servers housed in Dublin. The digital assets of OMS’s customers are then served and downloaded from Ireland over the SAVVIS CDN to ensure the highest levels of availability and reliability.”
Ireland offers significant tax incentives to U.S.-based software manufacturers who locate their manufacturing and distribution facilities in the country. For many companies, the decision to locate business operations in Ireland has translated to millions of dollars in annual tax savings. SAVVIS’ industry leading CDN facilitates this process through advanced technology that allows subscribers to distribute and house their web applications anywhere in the world.
“Through its innovative products, OMS SafeHarbor is helping software vendors shift from selling ‘software in a box’ to delivering ‘software as a service,’” said Nathan Kerry, Vice President & General Manager, SAVVIS Media & Entertainment Services. “SAVVIS’ content delivery network and virtualized utility services are a great foundation for this new software distribution model in both Business-to-Business and Business-to-Consumer markets.”
About OMS SafeHarbor
OMS SafeHarbor offers solutions and services that provide software publishers with an efficient and auditable workflow process to digitally assemble, entitle, and deliver their licenses and products. OMS SafeHarbor customers decrease their time to market and cost of goods sold, and also increase customer satisfaction and visibility of customer activity. For more information visit OMS SafeHarbor on the web at http://www.o-ms.com.
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.
Carter B. Cromley
Ricochet Public Relations