HERNDON, VA—March 8, 2006—SAVVIS Federal Systems, Inc. (SFS), a subsidiary of SAVVIS, Inc. (NASDAQ:SVVS), and a leading global provider of managed and outsourced IT services to the Federal Government, today announced that MasiMax Resources, Inc., a leader in providing high-quality health communications services to government and commercial clients, has chosen to engage SAVVIS’ virtualized IT utility services in support of its growing corporate and client needs for powerful, technology-driven program management and information dissemination solutions.
Based in Rockville, MD, MasiMax Resources researches, assesses, manages, and disseminates public health and safety information for use by policymakers, researchers, program providers, and the general public.
Under the terms of the agreement, SFS will deploy its managed hosting services and network connectivity to enhance MasiMax’s IT infrastructure with the power and flexibility required to support the dynamic IT needs of its clients, whose list includes the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). With the recent award of USAID’s high-profile, 5-year, $36 million contract for Analysis, Information Management and Communications (AIM) Activity of the Bureau of Global Health, MasiMax has vastly increased its responsibility for the implementation of innovative, virtualized server and storage utilities and managed security utility services, which will be ensured through enlistment of the SFS virtualized IT utility services platform.
The SAVVIS platform will allow MasiMax to quickly and easily add server and storage capabilities as its business continues to grow. These on-demand IT utility services, based on virtualized hardware and automated management systems, are particularly well-suited for companies with multifaceted and intensive computing, storage, and security needs. MasiMax will choose from SAVVIS’ full range of industry-leading service level agreements, which range from application needs to server enhancements.
“By outsourcing our Internet hosting and IT network infrastructure, we are eliminating the burden that typically comes with purchasing and managing IT hardware and software,” said Marilyn Massey-Ball, President and CEO of MasiMax Resources, Inc. “More importantly, SAVVIS frees us up to focus on critical business activities as well as value-added customer service, enabling us to mobilize faster and maximize results with better margins.”
“The Federal Government is increasingly demanding secure, flexible, and on-demand computing power from its IT vendors,” said Don Teague, Vice President of SAVVIS Federal Systems. “For more than 10 years, SAVVIS has been building an IT utility infrastructure modeled to provide higher availability, better service level agreements, and on-demand scalability, and we look forward to serving MasiMax’s IT objectives in support of their current corporate challenges, such as those involved with the USAID award.”
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 offers the full range of SAVVIS services via its GSA Schedule 70 contract, including hosting, networking, digital content services, managed security services, and professional services.
Originally founded in 1993 as a sole proprietorship, MasiMax Resources, Inc., is a growing corporation, employing 125 seasoned communications, information, and industrial health and safety professionals. Named in 2005 by Washington Technology magazine as one of “Washington’s Top 25 8(a) Contractors,” MasiMax provides health communications and information management services to the Federal Government, State governments, and various public and private organizations. Prior to its graduation from Federal 8(a) status, MasiMax was ranked in 2003 among Inc. 500’s list of “America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies.” Through multiple project teams working across the company's service areas, MasiMax offers an exceptional blend of scientific, technical, and logistical capabilities in its mission of advancing knowledge exchange for a safe and health society. For more information about MasiMax, visit: http://www.masimax.com/.
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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