HERNDON, VA—January 4, 2006—SAVVIS, Inc. (NASDAQ:SVVS), a leading global IT utility services provider, today announced the formation of SAVVIS Federal Systems, Inc. (SFS), a wholly owned subsidiary of SAVVIS, Inc. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, SFS 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. 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 and prime contractors. 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.
The company said that SFS’ initial focus will be on serving federal agencies as a subcontractor to a wide array of prime contractors, particularly those designated as small disadvantaged businesses (SDB) under section 8(a) of the Small Business Act. The Federal government awards over $6 billion in sole-source and set-aside contracts to 8(a) certified firms each year. SAVVIS offers a unique set of services to complement and enhance the product portfolios of small and large contractors as part of a total solution for the US Federal Government.
In addition to the GSA Schedule 70, SFS was recently awarded a subcontract (announced separately today) by the International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB) who awarded All Native Systems, Inc. (ANS) and SAVVIS Federal Systems, Inc. (SFS) a contract to stream and cache all International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB) broadcasts worldwide, including Voice of America (VOA), 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. Among these are the Voice of America, Radio Free Europe and Radio and TV Martí.
VOA broadcasts more than 1,000 hours of news, information, educational, and cultural programming every week to an estimated worldwide audience of more than 100 million people, most of them in the developing world. Under the terms of the agreement, SFS will provide streaming and caching of VOA and Radio Marti Internet broadcasts over its global CDN.
“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. “SAVVIS offered us a proven performance record, global reach, and a unique streaming and caching platform that includes its Intelligent Traffic Management software, which answered our specific needs.”
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.
“SAVVIS Federal Systems is pleased to bring its IT services portfolio to the U. S. Federal Government,” said Don Teague, Vice President of SAVVIS Federal Systems. “SFS is working closely with federal departments and agencies, as well as many prime contractors, to enhance IT operations today and enable the transformation of information technology over time from hardware ‘boxes’ to on-demand services that reduce costs and dramatically improve the performance, security, and flexibility of IT systems.”
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
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: .
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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