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Savvis Cloud Infrastructure Platform Powering Virtual Private Data Centers For The Enterprise

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VMworld -- Savvis, Inc., a global leader in outsourced Internet infrastructure services for the enterprise, today previewed its next-generation cloud compute platform. Dubbed Project Spirit, the platform will power the industry's first enterprise-class Virtual Private Data Center (VPDC) with multi-tiered Quality of Service (QoS) capabilities.

Cloud infrastructure is a style of application infrastructure in which dynamically scalable resources are provided as a service. Users need not have knowledge of, expertise in, or control over the technology infrastructure in the "cloud" that supports them.

Project Spirit focuses on complete virtual data center provisioning that extends far beyond the simple application deployment designs available in many cloud service offerings today. Savvis expects to launch the beta version of the new offering later this year and believes it will be the industry's most feature-rich cloud delivery platform available for the enterprise. Project Spirit will advance Savvis' current suite of dedicated and open cloud solutions which are gaining traction worldwide.

"In terms of cloud services for the enterprise, we are moving from a world of limited user controls, to a world of complete virtual data center provisioning with advanced user design in the portal," said Bryan Doerr, chief technology officer of Savvis. "Our next generation cloud services and resulting virtual private data center will, for the first time, enable push button web application hosting for the enterprise."

  Key advancements in Savvis' Project Spirit will include:
  --  Increased automation - Project Spirit will enable the transition from
      creating virtual machines to being able to create an entire virtual
      data center at the push of a button.
  --  Lower cost and feature-rich - Cloud compute, storage, security and
      network layers will be fully virtualized delivering more features
      faster at significantly lower costs.
  --  Greater scale - Savvis' VPDC, powered by the new cloud compute
      platform, will feature increased capacity to flex to higher levels
      more rapidly than current offerings.
  --  Broader quality-of-service (QoS) - Savvis' new platform will offer
      multiple grades of user selectable QoS levels via the Savvis portal
      and enforced by next-generation QoS controls.
  --  Enhanced security - The new cloud platform will deliver
      enterprise-grade cloud services that offer security practices
      previously used only in dedicated IT environments such as firewalling,
      file integrity monitoring and intrusion detection/prevention services.

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