Three year agreement provides scalable, secure and flexible IT infrastructure services for ANA Group’s Web sites and intranet sites
TOKYO – April 6, 2010 – Savvis, Inc. (NASDAQ:SVVS), a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises, today announced that Savvis has signed a contract to provide managed services for 70 of All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd. corporate Web sites.
Under the three year agreement, Savvis will provide an IT infrastructure solution supporting ANA Group’s corporate Web sites and intranets spanning 90 domains. ANA will deploy Savvis’ managed hosting services, as well as managed security services, which include network intrusion detection, managed firewalls and managed network services.
The services will be available on a global basis and delivered from Savvis’ Tokyo data center, which was recently expanded by approximately 3,700 square feet of raised data center floor space to accommodate increased demand for cloud and hosted IT infrastructure solutions.
ANA Group selected Savvis’ managed IT infrastructure services to reduce its capital expenditures and operational costs. Historically, ANA Group managed its own Web sites in-house, but it needed scalability, higher availability and enhanced security. The fast changing nature of ANA Group’s companies require rapid provisioning in server capacity to support the delivery of new technologies.
"ANA is one of the world's most highly regarded travel companies, and I am delighted that they have chosen Savvis' managed hosting services," said Mark Smith, Savvis managing director for North Asia. "Japanese enterprises are increasingly turning to hosted IT infrastructure solutions that provide immediate business benefits, and we look forward to serving them from our newly expanded data center in Tokyo."
Savvis’ hosting services allow for higher quality of operations and increased security and infrastructure scalability to meet enterprise-level requirements. These solutions are backed by service level agreements (SLAs) based on server availability. This is in contrast to conventional hosting in Japan, which traditionally only offers SLAs for the data center facility.
Savvis is ISO 27001 certified, which is the global standard for information security management. It has achieved this certification in Asia and Europe for three consecutive years.
Reason ANA introduced Savvis
Masahiro Tsukiji, Assistant Manager of Technology and Architecture, Information Technology Services of ANA, said: "ANA Group’s corporate Web sites and intranet sites are an indispensable form of communication with stakeholders, such as our customers and the employees of our affiliated and group companies. However, as each company of the group historically planned and constructed each corporate site individually, many small and medium scale Web sites existed, which resulted in high development and maintenance costs for the entire group. There was an urgent need to enhance Web site governance, reduce costs and increase flexibility. We require 24/7 monitoring, high levels of security within the IT environment, and solid SLAs. Choosing Savvis has enabled our IT team to move away from the day-to-day operation and management of IT infrastructure and enable our IT team to focus on other core business initiatives including ANA Sky Web.”
Koji Taiga, Managing Director of Japan for Savvis said: "ANA is one of the world’s leading airline companies, and a large number of people visit their corporate Web sites each day. By working with Savvis, their IT team has gained efficiencies and can now focus on driving a competitive advantage. We are delighted to have them as a customer, and we look forward to supporting their growth in the future.”
Globally, Savvis operates a Tier 1 application transport network and 28 data centers with more than 1.4 million square feet of raised floor space designed to support enterprise IT operations. In addition, Savvis was positioned as a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Hosting and Cloud Infrastructure (on Demand), 2009, which can be accessed at www.savvis.net/magicquadrantleader.
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 visit www.savvis.com or visit www.savvis.jp
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Peggy Reilly Tharp