HERNDON, VA—January 4, 2006—SAVVIS, Inc. (NASDAQ:SVVS), a leading global IT infrastructure and utility services provider, today announced that the International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB) has awarded All Native Systems, Inc. (ANS) and SAVVIS Federal Systems, Inc. (SFS) a contract to stream and cache IBB broadcasts, including Voice of America (VOA), worldwide over the Internet using SAVVIS’ global Content Delivery Network (CDN).
Formed in 1994 by the International Broadcasting Act, the IBB oversees the engineering and administrative needs of U.S. government-funded non-military international broadcast services.
Under terms of the four year contract valued at up to $2.45M, the ANS/SAVVIS Team will provide caching, live and on-demand streaming and storage for all properties owned by the IBB, including VOA, Radio Free Europe, and Radio Marti, over its global CDN.
Broadcast worldwide, VOA reaches more than 100 million listeners with live broadcast coverage of news and information, as well as educational and cultural programming. It also maintains a large library of cached stories, allowing listeners to peruse the available content at their own convenience.
“The Internet has become a critical means for accessing Voice of America broadcasts both in and outside the U.S.,” said Gary Hosford, Contracting Officer, IBB. “The ANS/SAVVIS team offered us a proven performance record, technical approach, and a unique streaming and caching platform that includes its Intelligent Traffic Management, which answers our specific and growing worldwide needs.”
Headquartered in Herndon, VA, SFS is a wholly owned subsidiary of SAVVIS, Inc. 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.
Commenting on the selection of SAVVIS as part of the bid process, Terry Mogensen, Chief Executive Officer of All Native Systems, said, “The International Broadcasting Bureau broadcast elements, including Voice of America, remain one of the world’s most popular websites for delivering information from America. We needed a partner with an extremely reliable streaming and caching platform, worldwide coverage and proven past performance. After an exhaustive evaluation of the market and services, SAVVIS stood out for their ability to separate caching and streaming, making them especially well-suited to meet the increasing demands of the IBB. By separating these data streams, in the event of a failure in one system, the IBB will be assured of the continued operation of the other.”
"In addition, SAVVIS’ Intelligent Traffic Management (ITM) is the only global traffic management system that we identified where the customer has full-featured, direct control of traffic routing among multiple content delivery providers in real time," Mogensen added.
“We are excited to be working with All Native Systems to provide the International Broadcasting Bureau the innovative content delivery network services that are powering America’s flagship foreign broadcast,” said Don Teague, Vice President of SAVVIS Federal Systems. “SFS is focused on delivering information technology as on-demand utility services that reduce costs and improve the performance and security of IT operations.”
For more than 10 years, SAVVIS has been at the forefront of providing IT services to businesses with the most demanding IT requirements. Now, with the creation of SFS, these high-performance secured solutions will be 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 up or down their IT operations 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 International Broadcasting Bureau
Under the supervision of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), the International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB) provides the administrative and engineering support for U.S. government-funded non-military international broadcast services. Broadcast elements include the Voice of America (VOA), Radio Sawa, and Radio and TV Martí (Office of Cuba Broadcasting). In addition, the IBB provides engineering and program support to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and Radio Free Asia. For more information, contact the Office of Public Affairs by phone at (202) 401-7000, or by E-mail at email@example.com
About All Native Systems
As an SBA certified 8(a) and HUB Zone company, All Native Systems, Inc., based in Winnebago, NE, is a Tribally-owned subsidiary of Ho-Chunk, Inc, and appears as #236 in Inc. magazine’s Top 500 growing companies. ANS provides IT services to various federal civilian and Defense department agencies including Department of State, Department of Interior, Housing and Urban Development and the United States Army and Air Force.
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: .
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