ST. LOUIS, MO — October 9, 2007 — SAVVIS, Inc. (NASDAQ: SVVS), the global leader in IT infrastructure services for business applications, today announced the availability of Virtual Intelligent Hosting (VIH), a highly flexible and scalable managed IT service based on SAVVIS’ hosting and network infrastructure with VMware’s third-generation virtualization software suite.
Virtual Intelligent Hosting offers business and government enterprises an easy, flexible, and scalable way to benefit from virtualized computing. SAVVIS integrates VMware Infrastructure 3 software with SAVVIS’ hosting, storage, and network services to deliver a seamless virtualized computing solution that addresses IT infrastructure optimization challenges. The result is that users of SAVVIS Virtual Intelligent Hosting can rapidly realize the benefits of virtualized IT infrastructure including optimum application availability and capacity management, automatic data and systems protection, and rapid recovery from failures while avoiding up-front capital expense for server, storage, network, and security devices.
“SAVVIS’ innovative new offering puts them at the forefront of a movement to provide a hosted virtualized IT infrastructure service,” said Bogomil Balkansky, senior director, product marketing at VMware. “We are pleased to work with SAVVIS as they roll out their new virtualized offering. Customers can now realize all the benefits of virtualized infrastructure, such as optimum availability, dynamic load balancing, flexibility to provision and deploy new workloads in minutes, not hours, and rapid recovery from failures, while paying only for the computing capacity they require.”
SAVVIS’ Virtual Intelligent Hosting solution is available on Microsoft Windows, Sun Solaris, and Red Hat Linux operating systems, all delivered on an industry standard managed compute and storage infrastructure. Compute nodes can be chosen in multiple CPU configurations from Intel and/or AMD. The storage solution is based on a high performance storage area network (SAN) with several quality-of-service configurations, while advanced failover features are in place to ensure application availability.
“With the booming demand for virtual servers, storage, and networks, enterprise CIOs face a classic challenge – their ‘eyes are bigger than their stomachs’,” said Dan Golding vice president and senior analyst at Tier1 Research. “The new breed of virtualized IT managed services can solve this problem by providing a ‘fast path’ for achieving the cost savings and performance improvements from virtualization.”
ROCKETinfo, a Web 2.0 New Media Internet company, is one of the first to deploy SAVVIS Virtual Intelligent Hosting. As a leading aggregator of web-based media distribution and audience engagement services, ROCKETinfo collects its information from over 16,000 news sources and 30,000 publications and weblogs and provides it as a research resource to Fortune 500 companies via RSS News feeds. ROCKETinfo was faced with the challenge of virtualizing its IT infrastructure to gain IT performance features and benefits required for its software as a service (SaaS) model.
“Our customers rely on ROCKETinfo to collect and distribute up-to-the-second news using Web 2.0 technology and our IT infrastructure must be always ready to meet spikes in demand,” said Bill Ganz, President & CEO, ROCKETinfo. “With SAVVIS Virtual Intelligent Hosting we are transforming our IT systems from a static colocation server farm into a dynamic IT environment that will provide massive scalability and flexibility for our business.”
“Combining VMware’s leading infrastructure virtualization software with SAVVIS’ managed hosting gives our customers a powerful new option for server consolidation and infrastructure management,” said James Whitemore, SAVVIS Chief Marketing Officer. “The market response to our new Virtual Intelligent Hosting service has been very positive. Since its phased release began in July we have bought hundreds of Virtual Machines into production, helping our customers like ROCKETinfo quickly gain the benefits of virtualized IT environments."
About ROCKETinfo (OTC BB: RKTI)
ROCKETinfo is a new media Internet Company that provides the products, services and personal consulting to help companies of any size transform their web sites from static to active. ROCKETinfo’s products are designed to both discover and deliver timely news and relevant information at a never ending pace to customer web sites and portals. This allows customers to both monitize their sites and to share information with their own clients. Companies are becoming overwhelmed by the amount of information generated through traditional Internet searches. ROCKETinfo’s unique search programs easily cuts through the informational clutter to help customers become more productive and to create a more efficient user experience. ROCKETinfo provides news from over 16,000 news sources and some 30,000 plus weblogs and special information sources, as well as thousands of other on line sources. ROCKETinfo, Inc., 3101 West Coast Highway, Suite 210, Newport Beach, California 92663, 949-548-0223. www.rocketinfo.com or www.rocketnews.com
SAVVIS, Inc. (NASDAQ: SVVS) is a global leader in IT infrastructure services for business applications. With an IT services platform spanning North America, Europe, and Asia, 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 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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