ST. LOUIS, MO -- November 1, 2005 – SAVVIS, Inc. (NASDAQ:SVVS), a leading global IT utility services provider, today announced that THINKstrategies, an independent consulting firm, has published a profile, authored by Jeff Kaplan, the firm’s managing director, which examines SAVVIS’ IT utility computing strategy and services. The profile follows an exclusive briefing of THINKstrategies and other top industry analysts at SAVVIS’ St. Louis, MO headquarters.
At the briefing, 15 leading network, hosting, and telecom industry analysts from firms such as Gartner, IDC, and Forrester, along with noted business writer Nicholas G. Carr, came together to learn about SAVVIS’ approach to utility computing services and see a demonstration of breakthrough enhancements and functionality for its utility services platform. The briefing and demonstration inspired a lively dialogue regarding the future of computing and the role that the utility model will play in shaping that future.
“In the last three years, SAVVIS has complemented its own organic growth with a series of strategic acquisitions,” said Jeff Kaplan, Managing Director of THINKstrategies. “These acquisitions, combined with smart technology alliances and the integration of the company’s automated software management platform, have helped SAVVIS achieve its ‘big bet’ of delivering on-demand, utility computing services to enterprise customers. As a result, SAVVIS now offers a set of IT utility services that enterprises can easily adopt to lower their IT operating costs, eliminate capital expenses, and significantly improve availability, security and scalability.”
Based on highly advanced and automated software management and provisioning systems, SAVVIS’ global IT utility services platform is the first to integrate network, hosting, storage, and compute architectures into a unified service delivery model. To date, SAVVIS has deployed almost 1,100 virtual firewalls and load balancers, 730 virtual servers, and 240 terabytes of virtualized storage, representing the fastest growing segment of SAVVIS’ business.
At the analyst briefing, SAVVIS executives demonstrated new capabilities that make it easier for customers to integrate SAVVIS’ utility services into their overall IT architecture. These include:
•Reference Architectures & Usage Billing – SAVVIS demonstrated new configurations of its utility platform that adhere to industry best practices for applications deployment. The new reference architecture enables more granular, metered billing models based on usage, as compared to traditional capacity-based pricing schemes.
•Dynamic Response and Provisioning – SAVVIS demonstrated new monitoring and detection features built into the SAVVIS systems management software that allows customers to, for the first time, automatically and instantly provision or remove IT services based on their pre-determined parameters and thresholds.
•Thin Client Desktop Integration – SAVVIS demonstrated its new desktop utility computing service that integrates the Sun Microsystems Sun Ray™ thin client technology with SAVVIS’ virtualized IT utility services platform and management systems extending the power of utility computing from the data center to the desktop.
About THINKstrategies, Inc.
THINKstrategies® is a strategic consulting services firm that helps enterprise IT decision-makers with their sourcing strategies, IT solutions providers with their marketing strategies, and venture capitalists with their investment strategies. For more information, please visit www.thinkstrategies.com, or contact Jeff Kaplan, Managing Director, at 781-431-2690 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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