SOURCE: NaviSite, Inc.

NaviSite, Inc.

June 18, 2009 08:00 ET

Academy of Art University Expands Contract With NaviSite

NaviSite Exemplifies Its Commitment to Offer Scalable and Cost Effective Application Management and Managed Hosting Solutions

ANDOVER, MA--(Marketwire - June 18, 2009) - NaviSite (NASDAQ: NAVI), a leading provider of Enterprise Cloud Services, Enterprise Hosting Solutions and Application Services, today announced that Academy of Art University has expanded their contract with NaviSite. In addition to managing and supporting their Cyber Campus, which offers a range of accredited online programs and services (such as admissions, counseling, and discussions) for students, NaviSite will also offer Hosting and Application Management Services for their PeopleSoft Student Administration module.

The Academy of Art University is the largest private art and design university in the United States with over 13,000 students enrolled from over 40 countries. They offer a variety of accredited degree and certificate programs. The Academy required best-in-class management and better support for its IT infrastructure to meet their fast changing needs to streamline their processes for creating great learning experiences for their students. NaviSite has been working very closely with the Academy to help them enhance the efficiency of their business applications and resources, while keeping costs to a minimum -- enabling them to improve quality of and access to education opportunities in the field of art and design. In addition, NaviSite's Database Administration services will provide the Academy complete control over their ever-increasing amount of data and create a flexible database environment which can grow with their demanding business requirements.

"We chose NaviSite on the basis of the strong relationship we have maintained with them over the past six years. They offer a wide portfolio of flexible hosting solutions for reliable management of business data, networks, storage, security and applications," said Audrey Lichtner, CIO at Academy of Art University. "Their best-in-class technologies and expertise in managing customer's in-house applications further set them apart from the competition in our evaluation process."

"NaviSite allows businesses with demanding IT needs to deploy quick, smooth and scalable managed hosting solutions, helping them focus on their mission critical activities," commented Mark Clayman, SVP Hosting Business at NaviSite. "Our goal is to help the Academy of Art University optimize their IT infrastructure as well as reduce their total cost of ownership, while offering them an opportunity to scale their IT environment to cater future business requirements in an optimal manner."

NaviSite offers a comprehensive suite of managed hosting solutions including Server Management, Virtualization, Disaster Recovery, Remote Monitoring, Network and Security Services -- designed to meet customer's IT management needs and maximize uptime and efficiencies. Also, their advanced application services provide full lifecycle management for leading business applications including Oracle, PeopleSoft, Siebel. Lawson, Kronos, Microsoft Dynamics, and SAP -- to ensure that customer applications and the underlying IT infrastructure run at peak performance always. NaviSite offers multiple benefits including cost savings, 99.99% SLA guarantee, quicker deployment, service flexibility, regulatory compliance, better alignment of IT functions with business goals, and 'Exceptional Customer Care'. For more information, visit

About Academy of Art University

With over 13,000 students, Academy of Art University is the nation's largest private art and design university. Established in 1929, the school offers accredited AA, BFA, BA, M.Arch, MFA and MA programs in 14 different majors, as well as continuing art education with classes in copywriting, fashion merchandising, interior design, new media, computer animation, sculpture, graphic design, cinematography, industrial design, digital photography and car design. Students can also enroll in a flexible online degree program in art and design.

Academy of Art University is an accredited member of WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges), NASAD, Council for Interior Design Accreditation (BFA-IAD) and NAAB (M-ARCH). For more information about Academy of Art University, please visit

About NaviSite

NaviSite is a leading provider of enterprise hosting and application solutions. It provides customized and scalable solutions leveraging its industry leading hosting and enterprise cloud infrastructure, and custom and packaged application life cycle management expertise. Over 1,500 customers depend on NaviSite for managed application services, application development, implementation and management on its web infrastructure platforms in 15 state-of-the-art data centers supported by approximately 650 professionals. For more information visit

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