SOURCE: NaviSite, Inc.

November 14, 2008 12:30 ET

ConnectEDU Selects NaviSite's AppStructure-Based Virtualized Hosting Services

Flexible and Agile AppStructure Platform Increases the IT Performance of ConnectEDU's Online Solution for Education and Career Transitions

ANDOVER, MA--(Marketwire - November 14, 2008) - NaviSite, Inc. (NASDAQ: NAVI), a leading provider of enterprise hosting and application services, today announced that ConnectEDU has chosen AppStructure, NaviSite's virtualized computing platform, along with dedicated hosting services to support the infrastructure requirements for its web-based education solutions.

ConnectEDU is the nation's leading provider of technology solutions for high schools, colleges and employers comprising the ConnectEDU National Network™. ConnectEDU's solutions provide comprehensive tools for curriculum, college and career planning and are currently deployed in 2,000 high schools and 275 colleges nationwide. ConnectEDU needed to develop a hybrid technology environment with Dedicated and Virtual Machines so that they could quickly scale their IT environment on demand and increase performance of their web-based solution.

NaviSite offered a customized solution that included a combination of the cloud computing platform, AppStructure and dedicated managed services to meet the hybrid infrastructure requirement of ConnectEDU. The solution also included database administration and storage management services which eventually increased ConnectEDU's performance by over 200%.

"NaviSite's AppStructure provided us with a comprehensive, tightly integrated and highly adaptive virtualized environment that allowed us to easily scale up or down the computing resources to meet our changing infrastructure needs," said Ed Carnes, Senior Manager of Operations at ConnectEDU. "The infrastructure design changes using AppStructure have reached and exceeded any performance expectations. We are extremely pleased with the outcome and look forward to working with NaviSite in the future."

"NaviSite's latest offering -- AppStructure -- virtualizes the computing resources, offers the Web 2.0 tools for facilitating collaboration and integrates applications and information to create a seamless technology environment," said Mark Clayman, Senior Vice President of Hosting Services at NaviSite. "We are excited that we were able to solve the challenges faced by ConnectEDU by providing them solutions tailored to their requirements."

With deep experience in virtualization technology, NaviSite's AppStructure platform is ideal for organizations with seasonal computing fluctuations and unanticipated growth requirements. AppStructure virtualizes computing resources including servers, storage and networking and the solution scales up and down, providing greater alignment between revenue and cost. Solutions based on AppStructure platform can be deployed faster than a dedicated server environment. AppStructure increases business productivity with a flexible solution that can evolve to meet customers' changing requirements within each technology tier, whether those changes occur at the infrastructure, application or services level and delivers it within a single interface. Organizations benefit from having a unified, end-to-end integration of their operations with real-time interface across the enterprise. For more information, please visit

About ConnectEDU

ConnectEDU is the nation's leading technology firm dedicated to providing students, educators and employers with comprehensive solutions to successfully navigate education and employment transitions. ConnectEDU's mission is to democratize access to higher education and career opportunities for all students by empowering them and their advisors with the information, resources and collective bargaining power required to realize successful life transitions. For more information, please visit

About NaviSite

NaviSite is a leading provider of enterprise hosting and application solutions. Over 1500 customers depend on NaviSite for managed application services, application development, implementation and management on its web infrastructure platforms in 17 state-of-the-art data centers supported by more than 700 professionals. NaviSite provides customized and scalable solutions leveraging its broad range of application development capabilities, packaged software implementation expertise, deep portfolio of best in class technologies, and a full suite of web-hosting and internet infrastructure options. For more information, please visit

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