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Press Release -- June 28th, 2010
Source: Savvis
Tags: Colocation, MPLS

Launch of Savvis Symphony Allows Clients to Configure Virtual Private Data Centers in the Cloud

  • Enterprise-Class Cloud Can Be Combined with Traditional Infrastructure Offerings Such as Colocation and Managed Services

ST. LOUIS, June 28, 2010Savvis Symphony, one of the broadest lines of cloud services on the market, officially launches today with the release of Savvis Symphony Virtual Private Data Center (VPDC), a new cloud computing offering from Savvis, Inc. that provides clients with 100 percent enterprise-class cloud.

Savvis Symphony offers fully managed hosting services on top of fully managed, enterprise-class infrastructure. The Savvis Symphony suite of cloud services includes:

  • Savvis Symphony VPDC and Savvis Symphony Open – both public cloud services – which offer differentiated service levels with predictable performance for scenarios ranging from development and testing of new applications to automated capacity increases due to seasonality or unforeseen demand for IT resources; and
  • Savvis Symphony Dedicated – a private cloud service – which allows clients to tailor and scale their dedicated infrastructure at their own pace.

Savvis Symphony VPDC allows enterprises to quickly and securely design and deploy a complete set of enterprise-class data center services for a variety of applications. There’s no need to physically procure, install, configure or manage any hardware.

“An enterprise-class VPDC can be configured and deployed in about an hour from anywhere in the world, whereas it often takes up to 90 days to provision physical servers and build out the operating systems using typical IT processes,” said Bryan Doerr, chief technology officer at Savvis.

Savvis Symphony VPDC currently features two service profiles – Essential and Balanced – with a third – Premier – planned in a follow-up release. “Our multilevel service profile capability provides a range of features, support levels and performance to meet the needs of various application types, including test and development, web hosting and mission-critical applications,” Doerr said.

As enterprises look to move mission-critical applications to the cloud, many are increasingly concerned with the privacy and security of their data, as well as the performance of their cloud-based applications. Savvis addresses these requirements through a range of network solutions integrated with Savvis Symphony. This “converged cloud” includes network options ranging from public connectivity over Savvis’ Tier 1 IP network backbone to secure, low-latency, quality-of-service-enabled Application Transport Services (ATS), Savvis’ core Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS)-based service.

In addition, Savvis Symphony Open and Savvis Symphony Dedicated can be used to create unique hybrid solutions that blend enterprise-class cloud with traditional infrastructure services such as colocation and managed services. This unique combination of services, infrastructure and business model, coupled with Savvis’ global data center footprint, enables enterprises to create a consistent, secure application experience anywhere in the world.

“Not all applications are cloud ready, but enterprises still want to take advantage of the cost savings of cloud,” Doerr said.

“Savvis Symphony hybrid solutions tie the cloud into an organization’s colocation, managed services and network services to solve unique needs while backed by the security and performance of a leading infrastructure provider.” Savvis Symphony benefits also include design and control of services through click-and-drag provisioning using the SavvisStation Portal, rapid scalability and hourly billing.

Innovest Systems, a financial services company with a software-as-a-service (SaaS) trust and wealth management platform, turned to Savvis Symphony VPDC as a beta client. Innovest, which continues to use the Savvis cloud service, now has the flexibility, scalability and control it needs to keep its IT infrastructure in sync with customer demand for its solutions.

“Today, if I need more resources, I don’t even have to contact Savvis. I can go directly to my customer portal and create a data center and deploy it,” said Ray Umerley, vice president, chief security officer, Innovest. “I can actually go in and provision storage, and I can provision virtual machines.”

Umerley appreciates the many features of Savvis Symphony VPDC.

“A lot of other cloud vendors put your data wherever they have space – they could be splitting your data up amongst multiple data centers, so it’s really hard to tell where it is, who has access to it, or even whether it is crossing international lines,” he said. “With Savvis, you know exactly where your data is. Savvis is completely transparent.”

The Savvis Symphony suite of services currently is available in 18 data centers with global access via Savvis’ network across North America, Europe and Asia. For more information about Savvis Symphony, visit

About Savvis
Savvis, Inc. (NASDAQ: SVVS) is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises. More than 2,500 unique clients, 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, please visit

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