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Agreement extends Savvis' infrastructure and hosting services to SiteMinis' growing customer base
ATLANTA, Jul 06, 2011 -- SiteMinis, a mobile website technology platform and services provider, today announced a strategic partnership with Savvis SVVS +0.38% , a global provider of cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions, that will enable SiteMinis to offer mobility-enabled hosting solutions to its customer base. Based on this agreement, Savvis also will leverage SiteMinis' technology to extend mobile web solutions to its customers.
"SiteMinis has helped many companies extend their brand by taking their websites to all web-enabled mobile devices without a brand reduction," said Marci Troutman, CEO and founder of SiteMinis. "This partnership with Savvis allows us to offer a more comprehensive solution with mobile in the cloud; with the security of Savvis' hosting solutions."
As more consumers access the Web through mobile devices, various vertical markets are realizing the importance of having a mobile brand. In addition, these companies need an easy-to-use mobile interface that will improve the customer experience and provide the ability to perform various functions, including mobile commerce.
Savvis' Web hosting is cloud-based, which eliminates the need for customers to maintain in-house servers. Savvis and SiteMinis will be providing on-call support and an easily accessible help desk to all of the SiteMinis' clients leveraging the hosting solution.
"The Savvis and SiteMinis strategic partnership merges one of the leading mobile Web platforms with an industry-leading cloud platform to provide clients and their consumers with a secure cloud-based mobile experience," said Kevin Conway, global director, consumer brands, at Savvis. "We are very excited about bringing this joint offering to market because it enables brand manufacturers and retailers to address mobile challenges, allowing them to accelerate their business by taking advantage of the exploding mobile marketplace."
Atlanta-based SiteMinis, Inc. offers one of the only mobile website platforms that can be deployed across every Web-enabled cell phone and all popular smartphone operating systems such as iPhone, Android, Palm, Nokia, Blackberry, and Microsoft's Windows Mobile without a reduction in quality of the user experience. SiteMinis develops and integrates profitable mobile e-commerce and informational Web sites that simplify the IT deployment and brand design issues faced by companies doing business on the Internet today. The firm provides M-Commerce technology and consulting services that radically improve, simplify and increase a company's mobile marketing and branding exposure to attract and engage mobile consumers.
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Savvis, Inc. SVVS +0.38% is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises. Nearly 2,500 unique clients, including more than 30 of the top 100 companies in the Fortune 500, use Savvis to reduce capital expense, improve service levels and harness the latest advances in cloud computing. For more information, please visit www.savvis.com.
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