Savvis Achieves Cisco Powered Managed TelePresence, MPLS-VPN, Firewall


Savvis, Inc. today announced it has achieved Cisco Powered designations for Savvis' Multi Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) Application Transport Network (ATN) by meeting the standards to achieve Cisco Powered designations for Managed TelePresence' Network Connection. The company also announced that it has achieved Cisco Powered designations for Managed MPLS-VPN, Managed Firewall and Managed IDS/IPS services.

'Video communications continues to grow in importance as companies cut back on travel expenses and raise the bar on employee productivity,' said Dennis Brouwer, Vice President, Global Network Solutions for Savvis. 'At the same time, enterprises are shifting away from do-it-yourself models and towards selective outsourcing to best-of-breed service providers. Achieving Cisco Powered Managed TelePresence Network Connection designation, as well as designations for Managed MPLS-VPN, Managed Firewall and Managed IDS/IPS services, is a significant milestone for Savvis, and aligns perfectly with our strategy of focusing on delivering latency sensitive applications where bandwidth and performance are critical.'

A Cisco Powered designation recognizes a solution provider's investment in the tools and processes necessary to provide high-quality network-based managed services. It not only acknowledges that the managed service provider has invested in industry-leading Cisco solutions, but also entitles the solutions provider to take advantage of Cisco resources to envision, build, market and sell its managed services, contributing to market acceptance and adoption.

'To deploy, manage and support Cisco TelePresenceTM is particularly compelling for global private networks who can offer significant value to enterprise customers interested in exceptional video conferencing service,' said Edison Peres, senior vice president of the worldwide channels go-to-market group at Cisco. 'By achieving Cisco Powered designations, Savvis has made an investment in obtaining the training, skills and knowledge necessary to play a pivotal role in meeting increasing market demand.'

In addition, Savvis' participation in the Cisco Managed Services Channel Program indicates that its Cisco Powered services have undergone a rigorous third-party assessment and have met requirements based on the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) framework of practices and market and industry requirements.

Savvis has also implemented Cisco TelePresence internally using the solution to help improve employee efficiency and customer communication, reduce travel, and assist in meeting environmental goals. End of article.

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