SOURCE: NaviSite, Inc.

NaviSite, Inc.

September 20, 2010 08:00 ET

DAI Selects NaviSite for Oracle Financial Applications in the Cloud

NaviSite Will Showcase Oracle Applications Running on NaviCloud™ in Booth #329

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - September 20, 2010) - Oracle OpenWorld 2010 -- NaviSite, Inc. (NASDAQ: NAVI), a premier provider of enterprise-class hosting, managed application, managed messaging and managed cloud services, today announced that DAI has selected NaviSite's cloud-based Managed Application Services (MAS) to provide a fully managed and hosted solution for its Oracle® E-Business suite applications. NaviSite will help DAI run more than 13 Oracle E-Business modules in a reliable, secure, highly-available environment, allowing the company to reduce demands on its own IT resources, mitigate risk and leverage cloud-enabled technologies to significantly lower total cost of ownership. DAI will run Oracle modules across human resources, supply chain management, procurement, projects, master data management, customer relationship management and financial management.

DAI is an independent, employee-owned, mission-driven development organization. Its mission is to make a lasting difference in the world by helping developing nations become more prosperous, fairer and more just, cleaner, safer, healthier, more stable, more efficient, and better governed. Since 1970, DAI has worked in 150 developing and transition countries, providing development solutions in areas including democratic governance and public sector management; agriculture and agribusiness; private sector development and financial services; economics and trade; water and natural resources management; HIV/AIDS and avian influenza control; crisis mitigation and stability operations; and energy and climate change. Many of DAI's contracts are implemented in very challenging environments, including African, Middle Eastern, and Central Asian countries emerging from political or military conflict.

To deliver superior service levels to its business and IT users, DAI will use all of the capabilities available from NaviSite's managed application services portfolio, including:

  • NaviCloud-Enabled Infrastructure -- a burstable, high-performance cloud computing platform with integrated Oracle RAC Database.
  • On-Boarding Services -- NaviSite's experienced team manages and supports the on-boarding process according to DAI's requirements.
  • Application Management Services -- NaviSite provides end-to-end, all-inclusive application management of Oracle's E-Business Suite.
  • Full Lifecycle Management -- NaviSite maintains the application, providing frequent vendor-released patches, service packs and minor/major upgrades, as well as all elements of the service delivery infrastructure.
  • Service Level Guarantees -- NaviSite offers comprehensive, guaranteed service levels, including application availability, 'response & resolution,' change management, disaster recovery and performance guarantees.
  • Built-in Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity -- NaviSite MAS includes built-in disaster recovery and business continuity utilizing its state-of-the-art operations center and highly resilient service delivery infrastructure spanning multiple data centers.

"We are very happy with the high quality of service NaviSite provides," said Larry Campbell, Vice President of Information Management and Technology, DAI. "NaviSite's cloud-enabled applications services allow DAI to easily scale on demand by leveraging NaviSite's elastic infrastructure. Built-in disaster recovery, unlimited functional and technical support, and all minor/major upgrades included allow us to lower our risk and maximize our investment in Oracle applications. Also, the NaviSite MAS platform allows us to focus our internal resources on adding value to the business rather than supporting the applications."

"We are extremely excited about the prospects of working with Larry and his team at DAI as they migrate their Oracle Application to NaviSite's MAS platform," said Roger Schwanhausser, Senior Vice President, Service Delivery, NaviSite. "The recent launch of the NaviSite MAS offering is quickly driving interest from customers and new prospects. It's being seen as a game changer in the Application Management space."

About NaviSite Managed Application Services
NaviSite Managed Application Services (MAS) provides complete end-to-end functional and technical support of mission critical applications. By combining time-tested application experience with in-house application management experts, NaviSite saves IT organizations time, money and manpower by handling resource-intensive IT processes including application installation, customization upgrades and enterprise rollout. NaviSite's MAS leverages NaviCloud -- a state-of-the-art high-performance, enterprise-class cloud computing platform that eliminates upfront capital expenditures, reduces recurring operational costs, and speeds deployment. To learn more, please visit http://www.navisite.com/solutions-managed-application-services.htm or call 1-877-485-9251.

About NaviSite
NaviSite, Inc. (NASDAQ: NAVI) is a leading worldwide provider of enterprise-class, cloud-enabled hosting, managed applications and services. NaviSite provides a full suite of reliable and scalable managed services, including Application Services, industry-leading Enterprise Hosting, and Managed Cloud Services for enterprises looking to outsource IT infrastructures and lower their capital and operational costs. Nearly 1,400 customers depend on NaviSite for customized solutions, delivered through a global footprint of state-of-the-art data centers supported by approximately 600 professionals. For more information about NaviSite's services, please visit www.navisite.com.

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