St. Louis, MO – October 27, 2008 – Savvis, Inc. (NASDAQ: SVVS), a global leader in IT infrastructure services for business applications, announced it has joined Sun Microsystems’ MySQL™ Authorized Hosting partner* program. The program provides top-tier Hosting companies and Managed Hosting Providers the ability to offer customers certified services around Sun’s MySQL open source database. These services are specifically designed for managed hosting providers, SaaS (Software as a Service) vendors, and mobility service providers.
By joining Sun Microsystems' MySQL Authorized Hosting Partner Program, Savvis can offer customers a managed MySQL Enterprise database for the delivery of mission-critical applications. These tools and services deliver scalable, high performance data management solutions, while providing significant cost savings.
"Savvis has always supported a managed service around MySQL for our customers," said Bill Fathers, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Savvis. "This new agreement now provides us with full access rights to use the enterprise version of MySQL enabling us to have end to end support from SUN developers. An ever increasing number of our managed hosting customers now ask us to provide MySQL as a managed service to them, enabling them to avoid the direct costs associated with owning and supporting this layer of their infrastructure.”
Hosting partners have the ability to run MySQL Enterprise on all of their servers, along with premium technical support from the developers of MySQL to help solve the most complex database issues. This partnership enables customers to distinguish between hosting companies offering the strongest MySQL software and services. This announcement will assure Savvis’ current and future customers that they can meet their Service Level Agreements (SLA's) to their clients.
"MySQL Enterprise provides a scalable and reliable database platform that is ideally-suited for business critical applications," said Mark Burton, vice president of MySQL Global Software Practice, Sun Microsystems. "Through this partner program, we are dedicated to the success of Savvis’ deployments through our 24-by-7 production support and monitoring of their customers’ MySQL systems."
For more information on the MySQL Authorized Hosting partner program, please visit https://partner-portal.mysql.com/guide/hosting.html
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 is an industry leader 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 multiple data centers, and automated management and provisioning systems. For more information about Savvis, visit:
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