SOURCE: NaviSite, Inc.

March 25, 2008 10:12 ET

NaviSite Announces Customer Win for New U.K. Data Center

First Customer to Be Installed in Q1 Calendar '09

ANDOVER, MA and LONDON--(Marketwire - March 25, 2008) - NaviSite, Inc. (NASDAQ: NAVI), a leading provider of application solutions and hosting services, today announced that a leading online European gaming operator has chosen NaviSite to provide colocation services representing more than $10 million dollars of total contract value over a 10-year period.

The announcement follows NaviSite's recent news of its planned U.K. expansion in a new state-of-the-art data center located near London in Woking. The new data center, which brings the Company's data center total to 18, will be the third such facility in London built to best-in-class data center standards as well as environmental standards for energy efficiency. NaviSite has the right to lease up to 70,000-square-foot of usable data center space as part of its expansion which is being fueled by significant growth and demand for NaviSite's services from the U.K.-based market.

"We're thrilled that this customer has chosen NaviSite and will become the first to utilize our newest European data center," said Sean McAvan, Managing Director, NaviSite, U.K. "A major figure in European online gaming, this customer will use NaviSite's new data center to house its network systems, web traffic and infrastructure services."

"The demand for premium data center and scalable network capacity in the European market continues to outdistance the available supply," said Arthur Becker, Chief Executive Officer, NaviSite, Inc. "A significant catalyst in our expansion plan is the strong demand NaviSite has experienced in the U.K. market from both new and existing customers. This is the second large transaction that we have won in the U.K. in the last three quarters. The pipeline in the U.K. and the U.S. continues to be robust, and we anticipate additional transactions for this data center in the coming quarters."

The newest data center capacity for NaviSite, structured as a lease option agreement with London-based Sentrum Limited, delivers high density power and cooling of up to 2000 watts per square meter, supported by UPS and Generator backup. In addition to meeting SAS70 Type II audited and energy standards, the data center will provide managed services, including utility computing platforms, secure back-up services, on-demand storage, virtual servers and network security solutions. Customers will be able to connect to the Internet via resilient carriers and utilize Content Delivery and Acceleration services.

About NaviSite

NaviSite is a leading provider of application solutions and hosting services. More than 1,400 customers depend on NaviSite for application development, implementation and management on its web infrastructure platforms in 18 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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