LONDON – June 5, 2006 – Furthering its success as a global leader in IT infrastructure services for business applications, SAVVIS today announced that industry analyst firm Gartner, Inc. has positioned SAVVIS in the “Leader” quadrant in the Pan European Web Hosting Magic Quadrant, published May 30, 2006 and authored by Gartner analysts Ted Chamberlin, Lydia Leong and Scott Morrison.
According to Gartner, vendors listed in the “leader” quadrant are performing well today, have a clear vision of market direction and are actively building competencies to sustain their leadership position in the market.
The Gartner Magic Quadrant is widely recognized as one of the most influential benchmarks for enterprises seeking to evaluate hosting services. It evaluates vendors according to financial health and completeness of vision - including product line breadth and functionality, successful implementations and the ability to meet customer requirements now and in the future - as well as the ability to execute, which includes service and support, among other criteria. This important new research can be accessed from SAVVIS' web site: .
SAVVIS continues to advance its hosting services delivery platform and operational support systems to deliver enterprise hosting throughout Europe and Asia, as well as in the Americas. With a core competency in integrated managed hosting and network solutions, SAVVIS provides all the infrastructure and services required to run business applications including servers, storage, network, security, data centers, and professional services. In addition, SAVVIS has virtualized its core offerings into a broad suite of pay-as-you-go managed utility services.
SAVVIS solutions enable over 5,000 business clients to improve the performance and security of their IT systems, lower the cost of their IT operations and become more agile by scaling their IT infrastructure up or down as business needs change. SAVVIS’ virtualized approach and utility model drastically reduces capital expenditure and is already proven to reduce annual IT costs over conventional hosting models.
“We are delighted to be recognized by Gartner in the ‘Leader’ quadrant of the Pan-European Web Hosting Magic Quadrant,” said Richard Warley, Managing Director of EMEA for SAVVIS. “We believe this recognition by one of the world’s top industry analyst firms is confirmation of our vision, track record and market position within Europe and globally. To us it emphasizes our continued commitment to driving innovation, efficiencies, scalability and cost reductions in the hosting market. Our broad portfolio of hosting solutions, including our unique virtualized utility hosting service, gives all businesses, from start-ups to large enterprises, the right mix of IT services to run their applications and enables them to respond efficiently to constantly changing market conditions.”
SAVVIS, Inc. (NASDAQ: SVVS) is a global leader in IT infrastructure services for business applications. With an IT services platform spanning North America, Europe, and Asia, 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:
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted May 30, 2006 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
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
Ricochet Public Relations