Savvis Study Reveals 75% of Companies Will Use Enterprise-Class Cloud Computing Solutions Within Five Years

By Savvis Inc., PRNE
Sunday, November 28, 2010

IT Decision-Makers Face Challenge of Finding the Right Cloud Solution for Their Companies

ST. LOUIS, November 29, 2010 - Three-fourths of companies either currently employ enterprise-grade cloud
computing solutions or plan to implement enterprise-grade cloud over the next
five years, according to a new study commissioned by Savvis, Inc. (Nasdaq:
SVVS), a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for

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IDG Research Services and CIO Custom Solutions Group surveyed 172 chief
technology officers, chief information officers and IT managers from around
the globe. Their report, titled "Enterprise-Grade Cloud Computing Adoption:
Trends and Purchase Requirements," can be downloaded at

"This independent study validates the industry notion that enterprises
want customizable cloud solutions that go beyond the application level and
comprehensively address requirements such as security and service levels,"
said Bryan Doerr, chief technology officer at Savvis.

The study found that IT usually identifies projects and areas that could
benefit from cloud and informs the business. However, 23 percent of
respondents reported that business leaders sometimes bypass IT and purchase
solutions on their own.

Other key findings from the survey include:

    - 60 percent consider it extremely or very challenging to find the right
      cloud computing solution for their companies
    - 69 percent perceive cloud computing solutions as offering greater
    - 64 percent expect spending on hosted, on-demand and/or cloud-based
      software at their companies to increase over the next year
    - 62 percent rate security as a critical factor when evaluating cloud

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 the Savvis Symphony line of cloud services.

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 center to the end-user location.

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. Details about the Savvis Symphony suite of cloud services can be
found at

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

About IDG Research Services

IDG Research Services specializes in marketing and media-related research
for technology marketers. As a division of International Data Group (IDG),
the world's leading technology media, research and event company, IDG
Research Services brings the resources and experience of a large, global
company to its clients in the form of a small, customer-focuses business. For
more information, please visit

About CIO Custom Solutions Group

The CIO Custom Solutions Group (CSG) creates powerful turnkey programs to
match marketing needs. From content creation and circulation development to
project management and productions, CIO's award-winning Custom Solutions
Group truly leverages the strength of the CIO brand. Extending the value and
reach for IT marketers to communicate with their prospective customer base,
CSG provides in-depth, content-rich vehicles in an integrated program of
print, online, events and marcomm collateral tailored to meet an IT vendor's
objectives. For more information, please visit

Media: Justin Lopinot, +1-314-628-7053, justin.lopinot at, or Investors: Peggy Reilly Tharp, +1-314-628-7491, peggy.tharp at, both of Savvis, Inc.

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