Savvis Partners with Bharti airtel to Launch its Industry Leading Managed Hosting and Cloud Services into IndiaBy Savvis Inc., PRNE
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Savvis expands its global reach to offer mission-critical enterprise cloud offerings in burgeoning market
ST. LOUIS, February 7, 2011 - Savvis, Inc. (Nasdaq: SVVS), a global leader in cloud infrastructure and
hosted IT solutions for enterprises, and Bharti airtel Limited, a leading
global telecommunications company, announced today the two have joined forces
to launch a major new strategic managed hosting and cloud computing
initiative in India.
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The agreement will expand access to Savvis' wide range of managed hosting
and cloud services to enterprises operating in or expanding into India.
Savvis will extend its infrastructure and service platforms in existing
airtel data centers throughout India and establish local operations teams to
support both local and global clients.
Savvis expects to begin the rollout of its services through airtel's
Bangalore data center in early 2011 with future expansion into other airtel
data centers located in New Delhi, Pune, Mumbai and Chennai.
Bharti airtel, India's leading integrated telecom company with operations
in 19 countries across Asia and Africa, has transformed the telecom sector
with its world-class services built on leading-edge technologies.
"India is a huge potential market that requires the scale and local reach
that only airtel with Savvis' enterprise-grade cloud platform can deliver,"
said Jim Ousley, chairman and CEO of Savvis. "Our global clients have been
asking us for capabilities in India, and partnering with airtel enables us to
provide the quality facilities and support both our clients and theirs
require. This collaboration not only enables us to leverage airtel's existing
infrastructure and client reach, but also its reputation as one of the best
known and admired brands in India."
In addition to providing world-class data center facilities and
unsurpassed bandwidth capacity and network support, airtel will resell Savvis
managed hosting and cloud services to India-based clients.
"Our strategic partnership with Savvis is a major leap forward and will
unlock the potential of the rapidly-growing hosted IT services market in the
country," said Drew Kelton, president, enterprise services at Bharti airtel.
"Our world-class network connectivity and next generation data center
architecture, combined with Savvis' technical expertise, will help us to
offer best-in-class hosting and security services to our customers. This is a
reiteration of our commitment of continuously offering innovative and
scalable solutions for our customers in this dynamic business environment."
Savvis, Inc. (Nasdaq: SVVS) is a global leader in cloud infrastructure
and hosted IT solutions for enterprises. Nearly 2,500 unique clients,
including 32 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
About Bharti airtel
Bharti airtel Limited is a leading global telecommunications company with
operations in 19 countries across Asia and Africa. The company offers mobile
voice and data services, fixed line, high speed broadband, IPTV, DTH, turnkey
telecom solutions for enterprises and national and international long
distance services to carriers. Bharti airtel has been ranked among the six
best performing technology companies in the world by Business Week. Bharti
airtel had over 205 million customers across its operations at the end of
2010. To know more, please visit www.airtel.in.
This document contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of
the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including with respect
to the timing and magnitude of future expansion. Actual results may differ
materially from expectations. The forward-looking statements contained in
this document speak only as of the date of publication, Feb. 7, 2011.
Subsequent events and developments may cause the company's forward-looking
statements to change, and the company will not undertake efforts to revise
those forward-looking statements to reflect after this date.
Media, George Csolak, +1-314-628-7266, george.csolak at savvis.net, or Investors, Peggy Reilly Tharp, +1-314-628-7491, peggy.tharp at savvis.net, both of Savvis, Inc.
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