December 17, 2008 08:00 ET

SOASTA Teams With Savvis to Deliver Cloud Testing Service

Savvis' New SaaS Enablement Services Customers Can Now Leverage an Affordable, Scalable Test Service to Load and Performance Test Web Applications

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - December 17, 2008) - SOASTA, the leader in Cloud-based testing solutions, today announced an alliance with Savvis, Inc. (NASDAQ: SVVS), a global leader in outsourced managed computing and network infrastructure for IT applications. The alliance will give Savvis customers a state-of-the-art, on-demand testing service in the Cloud, enabling affordable, highly scalable load and performance testing of web applications and services.

The new "virtual test lab" will be offered as part of Savvis' new SaaS hosting platform and enablement services (announced September 29, 2008). For those Savvis customers preferring to test inside the firewall, SOASTA also offers a variety of virtual and hardware appliances with seamless upgrade to hours in the Cloud.

Developing and bringing to market scalable, reliable applications in an increasingly services-based world has traditionally been a time consuming and expensive undertaking. As a result, most organizations do not have the expertise and resources to test their web applications cost effectively. With SOASTA CloudTest, any organization can easily leverage a leading testing service combined with the power of Cloud networks for a "pay-as-you-go" testing service. SOASTA's offerings provide a dynamically scalable testing solution to simulate real world traffic and loads, uniquely backed by integrated test results and analytics -- ensuring faster testing and more reliable web applications and services.

"Savvis has a reputation for being a pioneer in virtualized utility services, which are evolving into today's enterprise Cloud computing solutions," said Tom Lounibos, CEO of SOASTA. "As a result of this leadership, Savvis clearly understands the need to optimize security, performance and reliability attributes, and recognizes the importance of scalable Cloud solutions to meet a range of enterprise requirements. Savvis' new offering, which features SOASTA, provides a comprehensive and highly differentiated suite of enablement capabilities -- from multi-tenancy and application fire-walling to software lifecycle development services such as Virtual lab environment services."

"With SOASTA CloudTest, we have further advanced our new SaaS enablement solutions to offer our customers a complete testing environment whether in the Cloud or behind the firewall," said Larry Steele, Technical Vice President, SaaS Services, at Savvis. "SOASTA's proven customer service and testing expertise allow us to provide our SaaS customers with a turnkey testing service that removes the need for an expensive in-house lab. We look forward to working closely with them to help our customers explore the power, convenience and cost savings of Cloud Computing."

"Cloud testing is a great entry point for companies looking to move into the Cloud as it replicates real world scenarios without the issues associated with production," Lounibos said. "Further, in this time of economic uncertainty, companies are looking to reduce costs at every level. Internal test labs have long been money pits. Cloud testing not only reduces the cost of testing by about 60% but also provides better quality testing to ensure more reliable production applications."

About Savvis

Savvis, Inc. (NASDAQ: SVVS) is an outsourcing provider of managed computing and network infrastructure for IT applications. By outsourcing to Savvis, enterprises can focus on their core business while Savvis ensures the quality of their IT infrastructure. Leading IT organizations around the world have selected Savvis to help them improve their service levels, reduce capital expense and deal with the rising costs of bandwidth, energy, real estate, staff and expertise. As a pioneer in utility computing, Savvis understands and harnesses the latest advances in technology like virtualization, Cloud computing and support process automation. For more information about Savvis, visit


SOASTA, Inc. (pronounced sō'-sta) is the leading provider of Cloud-based testing solutions. SOASTA's mission is to ensure that today's web applications and services perform in a high quality, scalable, and predictable manner. The company's product, SOASTA CloudTest™, is available as an on-demand service in the Cloud or as an appliance (virtual and hardware), and enables developers to test and monitor their web applications and services at an affordable price. SOASTA CloudTest supports Load, Performance, Functional, and web UI/Ajax testing. SOASTA is privately held and headquartered in Mountain View, California. For more information about SOASTA, please visit

Savvis Forward-Looking Statements

This document may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from Savvis' expectations. Certain factors that could affect actual results are set forth as risk factors in Savvis' SEC reports and filings, including its annual report on Form 10-K and all subsequent filings as well as the risk that potential product cost and performance benefits may not be realized for any particular customer. Savvis assumes no obligation to update or supplement forward-looking statements.

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