Savvis rolls out Application Transport Services (ATS) based on new Application Transport Network (ATN)

December 3, 2007

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ST. LOUIS -- Furthering its heritage as a pioneer in virtualized and managed IP network services, SAVVIS, Inc. (NASDAQ: SVVS), a global leader in IT infrastructure services for business applications, today announced SAVVIS Application Transport Services (ATS) – global, integrated, applications delivery services that provide end-to end visibility and control of a enterprises’ hosting, networking and security infrastructure.

SAVVIS’ ATS services are enabled by SAVVIS’ new Application Transport Network (ATN), a Tier 1 Multi Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) network serving approximately 25% of the world’s Internet routes (announced separately today). The new ATN is the culmination of a major network and data center upgrade where SAVVIS has worked closely with Cisco to enhance SAVVIS’ global wide area network (WAN) and integrate it with its datacenter hosted area network (HAN) and its metropolitan area network (MAN), with a singular focus on optimizing the delivery of enterprise applications.

Key ATN performance enhancements include new Cisco core and edge routers that enable MPLS, high-speed Metro-Ethernet access, and enhanced end-to-end customer controlled QoS, which when combined with SAVVIS’ monitoring and management enables high performance ATS services for public and private network enterprise needs.

New ATS features include network-based virtualized firewalls, distributed denial of service (DDOS) mitigation, network-based intrusion detection systems, virtualized load balancing and SSL acceleration, all delivered as high performance, flexible, managed services. Future plans call for additional connectivity services focused on application performance management and optimization, and enhanced visibility tools via SAVVIS’ customer portal.

“ATS extends our virtualization vision for the market, as customers can leverage as many of these managed services as they need without having to invest in any additional physical equipment,” said Bryan Doerr, CTO of SAVVIS. “We continue to offer state of the art VPN services to our customers and, with our new ATN platform, are positioned to offer even greater ATS performance and visibility features in the future. When customers combine ATS with our server and storage management services, they experience the benefits of next generation managed application infrastructure.”

In a separate release:

ST. LOUIS -- SAVVIS, Inc. (NASDAQ: SVVS), a global leader in IT infrastructure services for business applications, today announced production and deployment of SAVVIS’ new Application Transport Network (ATN) based on the Cisco IP Next-Generation Network architecture. As part of a major network and data center upgrade (announced jointly with Cisco December 19, 2006), SAVVIS has now enhanced its global wide area network (WAN) and integrated it with its hosted area network (HAN) infrastructure resulting in a next generation managed application transport network that further virtualizes and optimizes the delivery of enterprise applications.

“As today’s enterprise applications grow more complex and delivery models migrate toward a software as-a-service approach, the underlying network infrastructure that supports these applications must respond,” said Gartner analyst, Ted Chamberlin. “Enterprises now require virtualized infrastructure services configured to each application’s unique needs to further optimize performance, scalability and delivery to end users. Vendors that can transport applications over infrastructure powered by virtualized delivery platforms on a utility basis will solve a growing customer pain point and take a leadership position in the market.”

The SAVVIS ATN is a Tier 1 Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) network serving approximately 25 percent of the world’s internet routes. It features the Cisco CRS-1 Carrier Routing System with Cisco IOS XR Software at the core, along with the Cisco XR 12000 Series Routers incorporating the Cisco Multi-Service Blade (MSB) as multi-service edge platforms. The CRS-1 and XR 12000 routers serve as access and integration points connecting SAVVIS’ network and data centers.

Savvis (Nasdaq: SVVS)

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