ST. LOUIS, Mo. — June 1, 2009 — Savvis, Inc. (NASDAQ:SVVS), a global leader in outsourced managed solutions, cloud computing and network infrastructure for IT applications, today announced it has joined the Microsoft Software + Services Incubation Center Program to help guide independent software vendors (ISVs) and ensure their business model and applications are ready for service-based delivery.
The Microsoft Software + Services Incubation Center Program is designed to ease the commercial, financial, and technical challenges ISVs and enterprises encounter as they build and deploy software-as-a-service (SaaS) business models.
“Savvis is one of the few Gold Certified Microsoft partners that has unique capabilities to accelerate ISV solutions to software plus services,” said John Zanni, general manager of the Worldwide Software Plus Services Industry team for the Communications Sector at Microsoft Corp. “Through an established provider like Savvis, ISVs get one-on-one business and technical guidance to help deliver applications to market faster than their competition.”
By joining the program, Savvis will gain access to Microsoft customer relationships and participate with Microsoft in Business Development Consulting and Technical Design Services. Savvis customers will benefit from shorter time to market, reduced risk and lower levels of investment by utilizing Savvis lifecycle services. This new category of services assists ISVs through all the tasks involved in development, integration, delivery and manages of their applications. In addition, Savvis’ solutions deliver virtual development labs, virtual and dedicated load testing services and multi-tenancy functionality to global enterprises and software companies of all sizes.
Already a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for hosting, Microsoft selected Savvis based on its abilities as a global hosting and IT infrastructure services in delivering SaaS enablement services to ISVs and enterprise customers.
“We are excited to join the Microsoft Software + Services Incubation Center Program as we expand our SaaS infrastructure solutions,” said Larry Steele, Savvis’ Vice President of SaaS. “We look forward to working closely with Microsoft as we continue to expand our ability to deliver SaaS enablement and infrastructure solutions to ISVs and enterprise customers.”
Savvis’ SaaS infrastructure solutions provide a secure, scalable, global, and function-rich cloud hosting platform that enable fast, economical, and reliable deployment of SaaS applications. The solutions meet the demand of a growing trend today where existing and new SaaS providers are looking to outsource their IT infrastructure so they can focus on their core business.
Savvis’ SaaS enablement services are built upon Savvis’ global IT services platform that features a hosting footprint encompassing 28 data centers worldwide integrated with Savvis’ Tier 1 Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) network. Savvis already serves dozens of ISVs and SaaS customers who have chosen Savvis’ IT infrastructure services to underpin their SaaS business models.
Savvis, Inc. (NASDAQ:SVVS) is an outsourcing provider of managed computing and network infrastructure for IT applications. By outsourcing to Savvis, enterprises can focus on their core business while Savvis ensures the quality of their IT infrastructure. Leading IT organizations around the world select Savvis to help them improve their service levels, reduce capital expense and deal with the rising costs of bandwidth, energy, real estate, staff and expertise. As a pioneer in utility computing, Savvis understands and harnesses the latest advances in technology like virtualization, cloud computing and support process automation. For more information about Savvis, visit www.savvis.net
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