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December 7, 2005
LONDON -- SAVVIS, Inc. (NASDAQ:SVVS - News), a leading global utility services provider, today announced that Pfizer Health Solutions Inc, the care management subsidiary of Pfizer Inc, has signed a contract with SAVVIS for comprehensive managed hosting services.
Under terms of the three-year, GBP 1.76 million pound contract, Pfizer Health Solutions will deploy SAVVIS' fully resilient IT infrastructure solution in Europe. This includes managed network services, servers, storage, and disaster recovery services. As part of the solution, SAVVIS is also delivering managed security services that utilise virtualised firewall, load balancing and intrusion detection for hosted infrastructure, and in-network firewalling for the wide area network. This IT infrastructure, provided as a service from SAVVIS, will be delivered, managed, monitored, and fully replicated via SAVVIS data centres in Reading, U.K. and Frankfurt, Germany.
SAVVIS' managed hosting environment will support InformaCare®, a comprehensive, proprietary, Internet-enabled care management application that helps healthcare organisations manage populations and support individuals with selected chronic conditions. InformaCare assists nurse care managers in creating targeted, customised care plans for each patient across the health risk continuum, helping to improve the quality and efficiency of care.
"Our clients currently work with over half a million patients, and we expect that number to rise over the next year," said John Sory, vice president of Pfizer Health Solutions. "As Pfizer Health Solutions expands into Italy and gains additional customers in Europe, we required an IT partner who could provide us with a reliable, fully managed IT solution that could also grow to meet our changing business needs. Industry research firms such as Gartner encouraged us to look at SAVVIS and, after a thorough evaluation process, we determined SAVVIS was best qualified to provide us with the highly available, scalable and secure hosting infrastructure and services that would meet our demands."
"Innovative applications like InformaCare help to make healthcare more accessible and reduce overall healthcare costs," said Richard Warley, Managing Director of EMEA for SAVVIS. "SAVVIS' full range of hosting solutions provide Pfizer Health Solutions with a high-performance, cost-effective IT solution that will facilitate this important mission. SAVVIS will be able to offer additional services and technologies to address evolving business needs."
Savvis Communications Corp.
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