St. Louis, Missouri – (The Hosting News) – June 4, 2008 – IT infrastructure services for business applications, SAVVIS, has partnered in a hosting relationship with SAP America, Inc., in which SAVVIS will work closely with SAP in two key arenas.
Melanie Posey, Research Director, IDC noted, ”Web hosting platforms have advanced to the point where they can handle robust enterprise applications. Furthermore, these hosting platforms are gaining prominence and emerging as the IT infrastructure foundation of enterprises’ global integration strategies. SAVVIS’ relationship with SAP reflects this progression. The solutions and services provided by these key players in the hosting and business applications arenas offers an alternative implementation/service delivery model for enterprises focused on maintaining an integrated applications environment.”
Now a certified SAP hosting partner. SAVVIS has received certification from SAP for its ability to deliver high-quality hosting services. By hosting SAP solutions through SAVVIS, customers can leverage SAVVIS’ expertise to gain scalability, reliability and speed to market.
SAVVIS has also announced the availability of a hosted infrastructure platform for the SAP Business All-in-One solution. The SAVVIS solution targets mid-market customer segments and provides complete hosted IT infrastructure optimized to run SAP Business All-in-One. It is available exclusively through SAP channel partners authorized to resell SAP Business All-in-One and provides a low-cost, high-performance environment on which to deploy SAP applications.
Glenn Wada, Senior Vice President and general manager, SAP America, Inc. remarked, ”SAP is pleased to welcome SAVVIS as a new certified hosting partner. SAP solutions hosted by SAVVIS will provide significant opportunities for our customers. We believe that SAVVIS will help us to further address this market, delivering increased reliability, security and scalability to customers.”
Phil Koen, CEO of SAVVIS commented, ”We are proud to be a certified SAP hosting partner and to deliver hosted solutions in support of the SAP Business All-in-One solutions. We look forward to working with SAP to build one of the best hosted software-as-a-service solutions in the industry.”
BearingPoint, one of the world’s largest management and technology consulting firms and an SAP global services partner that offers qualified SAP Business All-in-One partner solutions, has extensive experience helping mid-market companies implement SAP solutions with a primary focus on the high-tech, industrial manufacturing and state and local government markets.
Mark Mazur, BearingPoint’s Commercial Services SAP practice leader added, ”Now that SAVVIS is a certified SAP hosting partner, mid-market companies have another option in the marketplace that will help them leverage an advanced web hosting platform while, at the same time, helping to lower their initial capital investment. BearingPoint is proud of its long-standing global partnership with SAP and we look forward to working with SAVVIS to expand our global integration services by providing mid-market customers high-performance hosting capabilities.”
Operating a global network and approximately 29 data centers in the U.S., Europe, and Asia encompassing more than 1.4 million square feet, SAVVIS offers customers a variety of flexible and cost-effective IT infrastructure services that can easily be mixed and interchanged. These include a broad portfolio of hosting services, enterprise network solutions, and managed security services.
Headquartered in St. Louis, Mo., SAVVIS, Inc. is an IT infrastructure services for business applications. With an IT services platform spanning North America, Europe, and Asia, SAVVIS is an industry leader in delivering secure, reliable, and scalable hosting, network, and application services. These solutions enable customers to focus on their core business while SAVVIS ensures the quality of their IT systems and operations. SAVVIS’ strategic approach combines virtualization technology, a global network and multiple data centers, and automated management and provisioning systems.
For more information about SAVVIS, please visit: www.savvis.net.