St. louis, MO – April 15, 2008 – Further supporting its position as a global leader in IT infrastructure services for business and government applications, SAVVIS today announced that industry analyst firm Gartner, Inc. has positioned SAVVIS in the “Leaders” quadrant in the Magic Quadrant for North American Web Hosting, 2008, published April 10, 2008, and authored by Gartner analysts Ted Chamberlin and Lydia Leong. The new 2008 report can be accessed from SAVVIS' web site: www.savvis.net/magicquadrantleader.
According to Gartner, vendors listed in the “Leaders” quadrant “have proven they have staying power in this market, can frequently innovate upon their existing products, and can be relied on for enterprise hosting needs. They have proven their technical competence and ability to deliver services to a wide range of customers.”
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 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 breadth and depth of services, quality of operations and overall viability, among other criteria.
“We are pleased to announce that we have secured what we believe is an important spot in the North American Web Hosting Magic Quadrant and feel it reflects our leadership position in the industry,” said Phil Koen, Chief Executive Officer of SAVVIS. “Going forward, we are focused on improving our customers’ IT experience and support systems, and are committed to further innovation in our hosting services delivery platform.”
Since the publication of the last North American Web Hosting Magic Quadrant, SAVVIS has advanced and expanded its hosting services delivery platform and operational support systems to deliver enterprise hosting throughout North America, Europe and Asia. SAVVIS currently operates 29 data centers globally encompassing more than 1.4 million square feet of high-quality space designed to support business and governmental IT operations.
SAVVIS offers customers a variety of flexible and cost-effective hosting models that can easily be mixed and interchanged to meet the specific needs of an enterprise. Those models range from unmanaged colocation services all the way to fully managed, virtualized utility services that provide maximum performance and cost-savings benefits, while requiring only a fraction of the data center floor space required for colocation. SAVVIS solutions enable 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.
Market demand for hosting services continues to expand. Gartner forecasts that the North American Web hosting market will grow from $8.8 billion in 2005 to $21.4 billion in 2011. This according to Dataquest Insight: Web Hosting, North America, 2005 - 2011, published November 12, 2007, and authored by Gartner analyst Lydia Leong.
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 is an industry leader 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 30 data centers, and automated management and provisioning systems. For more information about SAVVIS, visit:
** The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2008 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 as well as the risk that potential product cost and performance benefits may not be realized for any particular customer. SAVVIS assumes no obligation to update or supplement forward-looking statements.