ST. LOUIS, MO — April 2, 2007 — SAVVIS, Inc. (NASDAQ:SVVS), a global leader in IT infrastructure services for business applications, today announced that it will provide all the hosting and IT infrastructure required to deploy the underlying platform for Reuters.com (www.reuters.com).
Reuters global network of web sites is visited by over 17 million users each month and is the world’s largest international news and financial data source, reaching one billion people per day.
Under terms of the new five-year hosting services contract, Reuters has migrated its flagship website onto SAVVIS’ virtualized utility computing and utility storage infrastructure. The site will beneficially combine commercial Microsoft and other technologies including Linux, Apache and MySQL and includes all elements for delivery of the website and its content, including security and global load-balancing between datacenter locations in the US and UK.
SAVVIS’ utility infrastructure improves reliability and allows Reuters.com to scale easily as website traffic builds providing the framework for a modern Web 2.0 media site.
“As Reuters.com continues to expand and increase traffic, SAVVIS was able to offer increased reliability and rapid scalability we need for such a large web presence,” said Chris Ahearn, President, Reuters Media. “This new platform allows us to continue building Reuters.com into a leading and innovative content provider to users of RSS feeds, social networking sites and other next-generation platforms for delivering news.”
“Reuters is one of the premier content providers on the web, offering their coverage both directly to consumers and to the world’s largest web destination sites and services,” said Phil Koen, CEO of SAVVIS. “Using SAVVIS’ IT infrastructure, Reuters.com will continue to lead the industry as it embraces next-generation models of collecting, delivering and consuming news and information.”
“Reuters continues to demonstrate its dedication to bringing breaking news to its users instantly,” said Richard Warley, Managing Director International of SAVVIS. “Reuters.com is a great example of the scalability and flexibility of the SAVVIS infrastructure. The virtualized utility computing model can support Reuters’ global requirements quickly and efficiently, as user demands change and grow around the world.”
Operating a global network and 24 data centers in the U.S., Europe, and Asia encompassing approximately 1.4 million square feet, SAVVIS offers customers a variety of flexible and cost-effective IT infrastructure services that can easily be mixed and interchanged. These include a broad portfolio of hosting services, enterprise network solutions, and managed security services. SAVVIS pioneered the industry’s first virtualized IT utility services platform which delivers on-demand access to server cycles, storage capacity, network bandwidth, traffic management and load balancing.
Reuters (LSE: RTR; NASDAQ: RTRSY) is the world’s largest international news and financial information source, reaching over 1 billion people a day. Through Reuters.com and other digital properties, Reuters now also supplies its trusted content direct to individuals. Reuters drives decision making across the globe based on a reputation for speed, accuracy and independence. Reuters has 16,900 staff in 94 countries, including 2,400 editorial staff in 196 bureaus serving 131 countries. In 2006, Reuters revenues were £2.6 billion. For more information and the latest news, visit www.reuters.com.
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 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 24 data centers, and automated management and provisioning systems. For more information about SAVVIS, visit www.savvis.net.
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.