Mark Smith to Lead Expansion with an Eye toward the Cloud
TOKYO, March 9, 2010 — Savvis, Inc. (NASDAQ: SVVS), a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises, today announced the appointment of Mark Smith as its new managing director for North Asia, which includes Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Korea and Japan.
Based in Tokyo, Smith will be responsible for driving Savvis’ cloud offering and its IT infrastructure services across the region. This includes leading the Savvis team in support of the relationship with Thomson Reuters throughout all Asian markets, including opportunities related to the Thomson Reuters Hosting Solution.
Prior to joining Savvis, Smith served as president and as a senior company officer for Thomson Reuters in Tokyo, where he was responsible for leading all sales and service functions in Japan. He previously held senior global and regional roles at Reuters, Bridge Internet Solutions, Bridge Information Systems and Sungard, where he was responsible for expanding sales and services growth across Asia Pacific.
“Savvis is a forward-thinking, global company with innovative cloud computing and financial services solutions, which are sought after and embraced by Asian enterprises,” said Mark Smith, managing director, North Asia for Savvis. “Our position as a leader in cloud infrastructure solutions, combined with our financial services leadership and our strategic collaboration with Thomson Reuters new global hosting solution, presents a unique opportunity to further accelerate the delivery of those services in Asia.”
“We are excited to have Mark lead our growth initiatives in North Asia and Japan,” said Bill Fathers, senior vice president, global sales and marketing for Savvis. “Mark’s significant experience in the region, combined with his knowledge of our collaborative global services with Thomson Reuters, is a perfect fit as we drive our expansion plans across Asia.”
In North Asia, Savvis delivers cloud and IT infrastructure solutions from data centers located in Singapore and Japan, with the Singapore facility occupying approximately 18,000 square feet of raised floor space. To help address enterprise IT challenges, Savvis provides a range of infrastructure services, including cloud computing, managed hosting and networks, and security and professional IT solutions.
A picture of Mark Smith is available upon request.
Savvis, Inc. (NASDAQ: SVVS) is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises. More than 2,500 unique customers, including 30 of the top 100 companies in the Fortune 500, use Savvis to reduce capital expense, improve service levels and harness the latest advances in cloud computing. For more information about Savvis, visit www.savvis.net / www.savvis.jp
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