Australia-headquartered Enterprise, Spotless, Selects Savvis Cloud for Business-Critical Application
SINGAPORE, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ –
Global Services Company Employs Integrated IT Outsourcing Solution through Savvis’ Singapore Data Centre
Savvis, Inc. [http://www.savvis.sg] (Nasdaq: SVVS), a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises, today announced that Spotless Group Limited [http://www.spotless.com], an international services company that focuses on facility and retailer services, will be hosting its most business-critical application on the Savvis cloud platform.
Spotless is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia and employs about 40,000 global staff who deliver managed services, cleaning, food, laundry, painting and retailer services to 14,000 clients in 32 countries.
The four-year Savvis contract will ensure that Spotless’ most mission-critical application – SAP – will be highly secure and available. Savvis will host this Enterprise Resource Planning application using Savvis’ public and private cloud offerings out of its Singapore data centre. Savvis will also provide additional IT infrastructure services including utility storage, networking, security and disaster recovery solutions.
“The move to cloud services is one way that we are driving efficiencies in our IT organisation. As we looked to outsource elements of our IT infrastructure, we turned to Savvis because it’s a recognised leader in cloud and has a strong reputation for enterprise security, performance and availability,” said Anthony Stevens, CIO at Spotless. “Savvis’ Singapore data centre also met our stringent business requirements and its breadth of IT infrastructure services will enable us to drive further efficiencies across other global regions in the future.”
The project will consolidate its 135 enterprise systems over 2,500 sites and is designed to re-engineer the way Spotless operates. SAP will be used to support a variety of business functions, including sales and distribution, asset management and payroll.
“Spotless’ forward-looking approach to deploying cloud-based services will allow them to gain infrastructure, resource and cost efficiencies,” said Mark Smith, managing director of Asia for Savvis. “As their business continues to evolve, Savvis’ cloud and IT infrastructure solutions will be able to support their long-term business growth, and we are delighted to add them to our growing client base in Asia and Australia.”
The Savvis Singapore data centre is ISO 27001 accredited and offers a full range of IT infrastructure services, including colocation, managed hosting, public and private cloud, network and security services. From this data centre, Savvis serves many global and local clients as well as alliances.
For more information about Savvis cloud solutions, visit http://cloud.savvis.com.
Savvis, Inc. (NASDAQ: SVVS) 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 http://www.savvis.com.
Spotless is a leading international services company comprised of two distinct business operations, Facility Services and Retailer Services. Established in 1946, Spotless is listed on the Australian and New Zealand Stock Exchanges. The Group’s Facility Services operations supply facilities management, asset maintenance catering, cleaning, and laundry services across a broad range of industry sectors. Spotless Facility Services employs about 40,000 people and over 4,500 skilled sub-contractors to deliver over 125 specialist services in thousands of locations across Australia, New Zealand, the UK and the US.
Retailer Services, operating globally under the brand Braiform, provides customised garment hanger and packaging solutions to retailers and garment manufacturers in 32 countries. For more information, please visit http://www.spotless.com.
SOURCE: Savvis, Inc.
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