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Savvis Intros Virtual Intelligent Hosting

ST. LOUIS -- SAVVIS, Inc. (NASDAQ:SVVS), the global leader in IT infrastructure services for business applications, today announced the availability of Virtual Intelligent Hosting (VIH), a highly flexible and scalable managed IT service based on SAVVIS hosting and network infrastructure with VMware’s third-generation virtualization software suite.

Virtual Intelligent Hosting offers business and government enterprises an easy, flexible, and scalable way to benefit from virtualized computing. SAVVIS integrates VMware Infrastructure 3 software with SAVVIS’ hosting, storage, and network services to deliver a seamless virtualized computing solution that addresses IT infrastructure optimization challenges. The result is that users of SAVVIS Virtual Intelligent Hosting can rapidly realize the benefits of virtualized IT infrastructure including optimum application availability and capacity management, automatic data and systems protection, and rapid recovery from failures while avoiding up-front capital expense for server, storage, network, and security devices.

“SAVVIS’ innovative new offering puts them at the forefront of a movement to provide a hosted virtualized IT infrastructure service,” said Bogomil Balkansky, senior director, product marketing at VMware. “We are pleased to work with SAVVIS as they roll out their new virtualized offering. Customers can now realize all the benefits of virtualized infrastructure, such as optimum availability, dynamic load balancing, flexibility to provision and deploy new workloads in minutes, not hours, and rapid recovery from failures, while paying only for the computing capacity they require.”

Savvis Communications Corp.