HERNDON, VA – September 9, 2003 — SAVVIS Communications (NASDAQ: SVVS), a leading global managed IP services and hosting provider, today announced its Business Partner Program to facilitate sales of its award-winning managed IP services by channel partners. It is designed to enable partners to target enterprise customers, create new revenue streams, and develop win-win business relationships.
SAVVIS’ Business Partner Program facilitates the company’s expansion in and beyond its current customer base of financial services, professional services, media & entertainment, retail, healthcare, and manufacturing organizations and makes its managed IP services and applications more readily accessible to the broader business market.
“SAVVIS’ global IP network and virtualized service delivery model enables enterprises to capitalize on the economic benefits associated with converged access and network-based utility services,” said Don Goodwin, SAVVIS Vice President, Alternate Channels. “This approach is a great fit for systems integrators, technology agents, service providers and the VAR communities that can now participate in and benefit from our global expansion.”
SAVVIS recently completed Business Partner agreements with a very select group of recognized technology agents, service providers, resellers and integrators, including CMS, Intelisys, Moneyline Networks, IVCI, PartnerTel, LinkSource, Retex, and PlanetOne. The program offers varying levels of commitment, compensation and involvement. To learn more, visit the Business Partner section on the SAVVIS website at www.savvis.net.
“With SAVVIS rapidly establishing itself as a leading, global provider of IP applications services, we recognize them as a premier managed service provider,” said Rick Dellar, Co-founder of Intelisys. “Their virtualized approach, which capitalizes on the economic benefits associated with converged access and network-based utility services, will be featured by our SWAT Team, an exclusive sales overlay resource we offer to top sales agents who sell large and complex customer applications.”
“As the demand for high-performance, managed network services escalates, our agents have been looking for a reliable network solution that can deliver exceptional value-added application services,” said Ted Schuman, CEO of PlanetOne. “With their well-documented network performance, global reach and virtualized approach to service delivery, SAVVIS brings a carrier class, yet flexible sales solution that our agents can offer to enterprises worldwide.”
SAVVIS’ award-winning global IP network spans 45 countries and securely delivers managed networking and hosting services to enterprises around the globe. SAVVIS Intelligent IP NetworkingSM combines the ubiquity and cost-effectiveness of an IP VPN with the reliability and security of private, leased line networks. SAVVIS’ Intelligent HostingSM is a fully managed service with no hardware investment required. Additional services are also available, such as firewalling, load balancing, SSL acceleration, and rate shaping, all without customers having to purchase equipment. Because of its virtualized approach, SAVVIS delivers its services via carrier-class versus enterprise-class equipment, ensuring 99.999% availability versus 99.9%.
“SAVVIS is rapidly establishing itself as the leading provider of IP applications services worldwide and we’re excited to designate them as our preferred managed service provider,” said Gene Foster, President and CEO of CMS. “SAVVIS’ high performance managed services offering, combined with its global footprint and ‘Good Enough Is Not Enough’ commitment to customer service, provides our agents with a very compelling sales solution.”
“We are excited to designate SAVVIS as a preferred managed services provider,” said Curt Lewis, Principal, LinkSource. “SAVVIS’ heritage in the financial services sector gives them a clear leg up in delivering mission critical IP network performance. In addition, their ability to layer multiple applications as utilities results in incremental savings, which compliments our strategy to provide the most aggressive pricing possible for services and tailor them to each customer’s unique needs.”
SAVVIS Communications (NASDAQ: SVVS) is a leading managed services provider that delivers IP VPNs (virtual private networks), hosting, and application services to businesses. SAVVIS solutions are designed for industries with demanding information technology requirements, including legal, media, retail, professional services, healthcare, manufacturing, and financial services.
Known as The Network that Powers Wall StreetSM, SAVVIS was ranked #3 in IP VPN market share by IDC in its 2003 report, trailing only AT&T and MCI/WorldCom, and its network reliability was declared “perfect” in Network World magazine’s groundbreaking study of backbone performance. SAVVIS recently won the first ever American Business Awards “Stevie”TM in the category of “Best Customer Service Organization.” SAVVIS’ managed hosting services were awarded the Service Provider Excellence Award by Boardwatch magazine for its virtualized approach to managed hosting, and the Market Engineering Award from Frost & Sullivan for product differentiation and innovation.
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This press release 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 for the year ended December 31, 2002, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 28, 2003.