ST. LOUIS, MO – May 28, 2005 – SAVVIS, Inc. (NASDAQ:SVVS), a leading global utility, today announced that Zoom Information, has chosen SAVVIS’ virtualized IT utility services to support growing demand for its innovative new Internet search services located at www.zoominfo.com. Zoom Information is a unique summarization search engine that finds, understands and extracts the latest online information about people and companies and instantly delivers it in concise and useful summaries. Under terms of the agreement, Zoom Information will deploy key elements of SAVVIS’ virtualized network, hosting, server and storage architectures in a single, pay-as-you-go service that will power the company’s front and back-end IT operations.
By migrating onto SAVVIS’ virtualized platform, Zoom Information will streamline its IT infrastructure and substantially reduce the amount of hardware it must buy and maintain. In addition, by its nature, the virtualized utility solution dramatically increases Zoom Information’s ability to scale its business up or down based on demand. The SAVVIS infrastructure provides a single, end-to-end IT solution that includes dynamic resource allocation, a comprehensive portfolio of managed security services, disaster recovery (with load balancing), and utilization of SAVVIS’ worldwide IP network. Ultimately, it provides Zoom Information with better IT performance and lower costs translating to higher value for both Zoom Information and consumers of its search services.
Zoom Information began looking for a new IT solution when it became clear that its continued growth and entry into new markets would stress its existing IT facility. Rather than purchase hardware and technology that would require considerable up-front costs to buy and significant expertise to manage and maintain, Zoom Information chose to implement SAVVIS’ virtualized utility services.
“SAVVIS will enable us to significantly increase flexibility—both in terms of scalability and in terms of human capital,” said Jeremy Rothman-Shore, Zoom Information VP of Research & Development. “By implementing SAVVIS’ hardware-as-a-service approach to IT infrastructure, we will spend less time managing servers and more time focusing on strategic business issues, such as building new search products. And, by moving from a capital-expenditure model to a more cost-effective operating-expenditure model we now have a highly agile IT architecture that grows with our business, delivers better performance and security, and lowers our overall IT costs by nearly 50%.”
“Zoom Information is at the forefront of a high-growth industry, and the company expects its traffic to increase by orders of magnitude in the next year,” said Vince DiMemmo, Senior Vice President, Product and Marketing for SAVVIS. “We’re pleased that Zoom Information has made SAVVIS an integral component of their long-term growth strategy and we believe their confidence in us is a direct reflection of our growing presence within the industry.”
SAVVIS launched its virtualized platform in 2004 and serves companies of all sizes across industries. SAVVIS’ virtualized platform is the only one that offers every single piece of the IT infrastructure â”€ network, hosting, storage, and compute â”€ on a pay-as-you-go, massively scalable basis. These virtualized, on-demand services require no up-front capital expense and can provide tailored service levels to match the unique needs of each application.
About Zoom Information Inc.
Zoom Information Inc.'s core search product, ZoomInfo, is a summarization search engine that creates individual summaries of people including work history, education, current position and other business affiliations. It features summaries of more than 25 million people and 1.5 million companies. ZoomInfo is unique in that its summarization search engine finds, understands, extracts and saves actionable information about people on the Web. The patented search technology continually scans millions of Web sites, press releases, electronic news services, SEC filings and other online sources. Then, it intelligently compiles concise summaries about individuals and companies.
ZoomInfo helps streamline recruiting efforts, compile sales leads, enhance competitive intelligence efforts, and more for hundreds of companies. Its customers range from small firms to more than 20% of the Fortune 500, including Microsoft, Nike, Oracle, Pfizer, Raytheon and Staples.
Zoom Information (formerly Eliyon Technologies) was founded in 2000 by Jonathan Stern, CEO, who led the development of the technology from his original vision that search engines should employ deeper understanding of text than keyword searches. Zoom Information is privately held and based in Waltham, Massachusetts. For more information, visit http://about.zoominfo.com or call toll-free: 1-866-904-ZOOM (9666).
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 24 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
Ricochet Public Relations