HERNDON, VA—March 7, 2006—SAVVIS Federal Systems (SFS), Inc., a member of the SAVVIS, Inc. (NASDAQ:SVVS) family of companies and a leading global provider of managed and outsourced IT services to the Federal Government, today announced a five-year, $4.48 million contract with the Federal Election Commission (FEC), which oversees the funding of federal elections.
Under the terms of the agreement, SFS will provide the FEC with technology upgrades and enhancements, including virtualized server and storage utilities and managed security utility services that are part of SAVVIS’ virtualized IT utility services platform. These services are in addition to a comprehensive managed hosting and Internet connectivity solution already deployed by the FEC and supported by SAVVIS Professional Services.
The duties of the FEC, which is an independent regulatory agency, are to disclose campaign finance information, to enforce the provisions of the law such as the limits and prohibitions on contributions, and to oversee the public funding of Presidential elections. The electronic processes supporting this mission involve the FEC organizing and processing a vast quantity of data from multiple sources, as well as offering a portal through which private citizens and organizations can view that data. During times of high demand, such as in campaign seasons, the FEC must be able to quickly scale its infrastructure to deal with the increased traffic volume.
“SAVVIS’ advancements in delivering virtualized servers, storage and managed security technologies as a managed utility service, combined with their highly qualified professional services team, fully complements our existing IT deployments that form the core of our data needs,” said Jim Allen, Infrastructure Branch Manager, Information Technology Division at the FEC. “More importantly, SAVVIS’ unique ‘hardware as a service’ approach is enabling us to switch from a capital-expenditure model to a more cost-effective operating-expenditure model.”
“We are pleased that the FEC continues to recognize SAVVIS Federal Systems for its ability to provide the most flexible and scalable solution for their data hosting and protection needs,” said Don Teague, Vice President of SAVVIS Federal Systems. “We look forward to supporting the FEC’s vital mission by delivering reliable, scalable, and secured IT systems based on SAVVIS’ industry-leading IT utility services platform.”
Headquartered in Herndon, VA, SFS is a wholly owned subsidiary of SAVVIS Communications Corporation (SAVVIS) and specializes in the unique information technology needs of the U.S. Federal Government’s departments and agencies. SFS will offer the full range of SAVVIS services via its GSA Schedule 70 contract, including hosting, networking, digital content services, managed security services, and professional services.
For more than 10 years, SAVVIS has been at the forefront of providing IT services to businesses with the most demanding IT requirements. Through SFS, these high-performance secured solutions are being made available to federal agencies as stand-alone services and as part of contracts with systems integrators. In addition to traditional IT services, SFS is the leading supplier of a new breed of IT utility services that offer all the server, storage, and network resources required to run IT applications as an on demand service. In this way, agencies have greater flexibility in how their IT systems are supplied, can scale their IT operations up or down as required, and avoid the up-front capital expenditures associated with traditional IT models based on buying, installing, and maintaining complex hardware.
Through the acquired assets of Cable & Wireless America, SAVVIS has a long history of delivering IT solutions that support the federal government marketplace, dating back to 1987 with the founding of ARCA, now a business unit of SFS. ARCA was the first Common Criteria Test Lab (CCTL) chartered and sponsored by the US Federal Government to test and certify third-party vendors’ security products used by the Federal Government.
About the Federal Election Commission
In 1975, Congress created the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to administer and enforce the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA) - the statute that governs the financing of federal elections. The duties of the FEC, which is an independent regulatory agency, are to disclose campaign finance information, to enforce the provisions of the law such as the limits and prohibitions on contributions, and to oversee the public funding of Presidential elections. For further information, see: http://www.fec.gov/
SAVVIS, Inc. (NASDAQ: SVVS) is a leading global provider of managed and outsourced IT services that focuses exclusively on IT solutions for businesses. With an IT services platform that extends to 45 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.
Carter B. Cromley
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