Savvis Opens New Data Center in Atlanta

Thu, 6th September 2007, 20:36

ATLANTA – September 5, 2007 – SAVVIS, Inc. (NASDAQ:SVVS), a global leader in IT infrastructure services for business and government applications, today announced that it has completed construction and officially opened a new data center in Atlanta to meet growing demand for integrated hosting and network services.

The new facility serves as an important link for Atlanta and Southeast-based businesses to tap into SAVVIS’ global, network and hosting IT infrastructure. The new facility offers the latest in power systems, network technology and capacity, and operations expertise, offering businesses an exceptional environment for running their IT systems and applications. The unique location of the facility also enables customers to minimize region-specific threats such as hurricanes to their IT operations.

“Atlanta is a key business hub in the U.S.,” said James Whitemore, Chief Marketing Officer for SAVVIS. “Our new Atlanta data center was built specifically to provide IT infrastructure as service to the growing number of Fortune 1000 firms with operations in Atlanta. In addition, Atlanta’s location outside of the hurricane corridor makes it ideal for delivering vital disaster recovery and failover services for businesses throughout the Southeast.”

The Atlanta facility offers approximately 30,000 square feet of raised floor space and employs 25 people. It provides customers with up to 165 watts/square foot of conditioned power delivered by a five bus electrical system and backed up with uninterruptible power supplies and diesel generators.

To protect customers’ mission critical applications and data, SAVVIS’ Atlanta data center maintains exceptional 24/7 security features including guards, video monitoring systems, false entrances, vehicle blockades, and bulletproof glass and walls. Entrance pods, “man traps,” and a biometric entry system ensure that only fully authorized personnel are granted admittance to the facility.

Hard Rock International, one of the world’s most globally recognized brands, chose SAVVIS to provide a fully managed hosted area network solution linking more than 60 of the company’s locations worldwide. The company chose SAVVIS’ new Atlanta facility as a key location to deploy its business continuity and disaster recovery solution.

"Business continuity and disaster recovery are fundamental IT requirements for our geographically dispersed operations," said Kelly Maddern, Sr. Director of Information Technology, Hard Rock International. "SAVVIS' experience with IT infrastructure, combined with their new Atlanta data center, makes them ideally suited to provide failover capabilities preventing any disruption in operations or service to our customers."

“Atlanta represents a new and vibrant market for SAVVIS,” said Phil Koen, CEO of SAVVIS. “As business becomes increasingly global by nature, IT infrastructure must scale accordingly. We look forward to working with Atlanta and southeastern businesses and are ready to help them enhance the way they manage their IT.”

With the opening of the Atlanta data center, SAVVIS operates 24 data centers in the U.S., Europe, and Asia encompassing approximately 1.1 million square feet. The company is currently completing construction and preparing to open additional data centers in the New York – New Jersey metro area, the Washington, D.C. metro area, and the San Francisco Bay area.


SAVVIS, Inc. (NASDAQ: SVVS) is a global leader in IT infrastructure services for business applications. With an IT services platform spanning North America, Europe, and Asia, SAVVIS leads the industry 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 24 data centers, and automated management and provisioning systems. For more information about SAVVIS, visit