ST. LOUIS -- SAVVIS, Inc. (NASDAQ:SVVS), a global leader in IT infrastructure services for business applications, today announced that it will provide all the hosting and IT infrastructure required to deploy the underlying platform for Reuters.com (www.reuters.com).
Reuters global network of web sites is visited by over 17 million users each month and is the worlds largest international news and financial data source, reaching one billion people per day.
Under terms of the new five-year hosting services contract, Reuters has migrated its flagship website onto SAVVIS virtualized utility computing and utility storage infrastructure. The site will beneficially combine commercial Microsoft and other technologies including Linux, Apache and MySQL and includes all elements for delivery of the website and its content, including security and global load-balancing between datacenter locations in the US and UK.
SAVVIS utility infrastructure improves reliability and allows Reuters.com to scale easily as website traffic builds providing the framework for a modern Web 2.0 media site.
As Reuters.com continues to expand and increase traffic, SAVVIS was able to offer increased reliability and rapid scalability we need for such a large web presence, said Chris Ahearn, President, Reuters Media. This new platform allows us to continue building Reuters.com into a leading and innovative content provider to users of RSS feeds, social networking sites and other next-generation platforms for delivering news.