SOURCE: NaviSite, Inc.

NaviSite, Inc.

August 26, 2009 10:00 ET

eCornell Turns to NaviSite to Support Its Oracle Infrastructure

NaviSite to Help eCornell Meet Database Challenges With Extensive Oracle Experience

ANDOVER, MA--(Marketwire - August 26, 2009) - NaviSite, Inc. (NASDAQ: NAVI), a leading provider of cloud enabled enterprise hosting and application management services, today announced that eCornell, the online learning company of Cornell University that delivers exceptional professional development learning experiences for many of the world's leading organizations, has selected NaviSite to provide remote managed services for its Oracle databases.

eCornell provides engaging, rigorous and interactive learning courses for professional and executive development, and has delivered over 117,000 courses to students across more than 180 countries. Its IT environment includes a mix of transaction processing, data warehousing, and content management applications supported by Oracle database. With data as one of its most strategic assets, eCornell needed a partner to assist with its data management challenges. NaviSite will support eCornell's Oracle database to improve performance of business systems, minimize downtime, and eliminate critical database concerns.

NaviSite's comprehensive remote database management includes 24x7 monitoring and management of the database environment, database backups and restores, upgrades, capacity planning, and annual database health checks. In addition, eCornell will get access to database usage and performance reports from NaviSite's Customer Care Portal, along with performance recommendations and round-the-clock support from a team of database specialists -- ensuring optimized performance and availability of systems while reducing operation costs.

"NaviSite already colocates our systems in their data center. We are impressed with their enterprise class infrastructure and their proven track record and expertise in Oracle technology," said Alan McCarty, Assistant VP of Learning Technology at eCornell. "eCornell chose NaviSite because of its ability to customize a service offering around scalability, security and data integrity. Other vendors offered a more rigid approach, which didn't give us the value we were looking for."

"As an Oracle Certified Advantage Partner, NaviSite has extensive real-world experience managing Oracle databases for hundreds of customers," said Roger Schwanhausser, Senior Vice President, Service Delivery at NaviSite. "We are very pleased to offer our expert solutions to eCornell, which will help them meet their current Oracle database challenges, and enable them to anticipate future database needs to meet growing demand."

NaviSite offers a comprehensive suite of managed hosting solutions -- including database management; server management; virtualization; disaster recovery; remote monitoring; and network and security services -- designed to meet customers' IT management needs and maximize uptime and efficiency. NaviSite's services provide 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 http://www.navisite.com.

About eCornell

eCornell, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cornell University, provides many of the world's leading organizations with online, asynchronous professional and executive development in the areas of strategy, leadership and management development, human resources, financial management and hospitality management. Its proven course development model and instructor-led course delivery provide for engaging, rigorous and interactive learning. The company has delivered over 117,00 courses to more than 31,000 students in 189 countries. For more information, visit www.ecornell.com.

About NaviSite

NaviSite is a leading provider of cloud enabled enterprise hosting and application management services. It provides customized and scalable solutions leveraging its industry leading hosting infrastructure, full suite of managed services and custom and packaged application life cycle management expertise. Over 1,500 customers depend on NaviSite for customized solutions delivered through its global footprint, comprising 16 state-of-the-art data centers supported by approximately 650 professionals. For more information visit www.navisite.com.