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Press Release -- September 15th, 2010
Source: Savvis
Tags: Expansion, MPLS

Savvis Announces Availability of Savvis Symphony VPDC in U.K.

Coincides with Completion of Slough Data Centre Expansion

LONDON, Sept. 15, 2010 – Savvis, Inc. (NASDAQ: SVVS), a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises, today announced that the company’s signature enterprise-class cloud computing service, Savvis Symphony Virtual Private Data Centre (VPDC), is now available to European clients through Savvis’ U.K. data centre in Slough. Savvis

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

“Many organisations are turning to cloud computing, having realised that this model of IT management can increase business flexibility and reduce capital expenditures and costs,” said Neil Cresswell, managing director for EMEA at Savvis. “But unlike mass market cloud offerings, Savvis Symphony VPDC is an enterprise-class service that addresses concerns large organisations have about privacy, security, scalability and performance.”

With two service profiles, Essential and Balanced, and a third, Premier, planned for a follow-up release, Savvis Symphony VPDC’s multilevel service profile capability provides a range of features, support levels and performance. With enterprise-class security, quality of service and service-level agreements, Savvis Symphony VPDC meets the needs of Web hosting, mission-critical, test and development, and other applications.

Launched in the U.S. in June, Savvis Symphony VPDC is part of the Savvis Symphony line of cloud services. Savvis Symphony offers fully managed hosting services on top of fully managed, enterprise-class infrastructure. The line 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.

“We’re finding that CIOs and IT directors want to run mission-critical applications in the cloud at enterprise-class levels of availability, security and connectivity while retaining a flexible architecture with capacity for expansion,” Cresswell said.

Savvis Symphony includes converged cloud 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. The low-latency distribution network allows Savvis to offer a complete, end-to-end, quality of service-enabled solution for clients – from inside the data centre to the end-user location.

The availability of Savvis Symphony VPDC coincides with the completion of a 20,000-sellable-square-foot expansion at the Slough data centre.

The approximately £20 million ($32 million) expansion project, announced in April, was necessary to meet the growing European demand for Savvis’ IT infrastructure and cloud computing services. The ISO 27001-accredited Slough data centre now includes a total of 43,000 square feet of data centre floor space.

The Savvis Symphony suite of services are currently available in 18 of Savvis’ 31 data centres, with global access via Savvis’ network across North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, 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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