ST. LOUIS, April 6, 2010 – Savvis, Inc. (NASDAQ: SVVS), a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises, today announced the formation of a new sales team dedicated to the software vertical. Software joins financial services and media as the third vertical targeted by Savvis, as it continues to focus on enhancing its sales and marketing efforts.
Software-as-a-service (SaaS) is included in the software vertical, and these clients are particularly interested in Savvis’ leading-edge cloud platforms, which are a critical part of the company’s solution for this vertical. In 2009, Savvis added more than 40 SaaS clients to its roster and reported SaaS revenue of $71 million, up 38% over the prior year.
The software market is undergoing a significant transition and, as a result, companies in this vertical are forced to continually evolve. By outsourcing their infrastructure to Savvis, software providers can remain focused on their core business, software development, and concentrate on meeting the needs of their customers.
“We all know that software companies follow a software development life cycle, however, all lifecycles are not created equal,” said Bill McNee, founder and chief executive officer of Saugatuck Technology. “Savvis has created a flexible solution to meet the core needs of software firms from development through deployment.”
“Creating a sales team dedicated to meeting the needs of our clients in the software vertical will help Savvis continue to drive additional value for these businesses, by leveraging our consultative sales approach, delivering specialized services and responding to unique client needs quickly and accurately,” said Larry Steele, vice president - hosting business unit of Savvis. “Our clients also gain peace of mind knowing that they have a secure, scalable and global hosting platform that enables fast, economical and reliable deployment of their applications.”
The dedicated software sales team will be located in various cities around the United States. These locations were specifically selected as they are home to a large concentration of software companies and will allow the team to be highly accessible to its core clients.
On April 6 and 7, Savvis will be attending SaaSCon 2010, an industry event dedicated to helping companies learn about SaaS and related cloud-based services. Members of the software sales team will be on-site to answer questions and to demonstrate how Savvis’ services can help software clients reduce IT costs, while focusing on their core business. For more information on SaaSCon 2010, please visit saascon.com.
Savvis, Inc. (NASDAQ: SVVS) is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises. More than 2,500 unique clients, including 30 of the top 100 companies in the Fortune 500, use Savvis to reduce capital expense, improve service levels and harness the latest advances in cloud computing. For more information, please visit www.savvis.net.
Peggy Reilly Tharp