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York Telecom to Provide Managed Cisco TelePresence Service on the Savvis Global Network

Mon, 05/10/2010 - 10:46am
The Associated Press

York Telecom Corporation, a leading global provider of visual communications services and solutions, today announced an agreement with Savvis Inc. to provide a complete Cisco TelePresence service to enterprise customers. York Telecom will provide the Cisco TelePresence installation, management, maintenance and Savvis will provide the network components.

Cisco TelePresence creates a live, face-to-face communication experience over the network that empowers people to collaborate like never before. Cisco TelePresence helps people meet, share content, create high-quality video recordings and events, consult with experts and deliver powerful personalized services, all using the power of the network for an immersive in-person experience.

The two companies have bundled together a complete managed Cisco TelePresence service, built around Savvis' world-class Application Transport Services (ATS). Savvis' ATS provides network visibility and advanced Quality of Service (QoS) controls optimized for video and voice applications. In addition to certification for Cisco TelePresence transport, ATS offers network embedded security and end-to-end management.

The teaming between Savvis and York Telecom in support of the managed Cisco TelePresence service is a natural progression. "By combining a best-in-class solution, such as Cisco TelePresence, with Savvis' world-class network, York Telecom is working to make Cisco TelePresence a service that is easily integrated, deployed and managed in most client environments," said Ron Gaboury, President of York Telecom.

"Video communications continues to grow in importance, as companies cut back on travel expenses and raise the bar on employee productivity," added Dennis Brouwer, vice president and general manager, Global Network Solutions for Savvis. "At the same time, enterprises are shifting away from do-it-yourself models and toward selective outsourcing to best-of-breed managed service providers."

"York Telecom and Savvis have created a simplified, relevant managed Cisco TelePresence service option for small or medium-sized organizations," said Charles Stucki, vice president and general manager, Cisco TelePresence Systems Business Unit. "We are pleased to welcome another service offering to market to provide our customers more robust options for collaboration."

York Telecom is a Cisco TelePresence Authorized Technology Provider, signifying it has invested in obtaining the required expertise, intellectual property and lifecycle services capabilities to deliver the Cisco TelePresence experience. York Telecom further supports this effort by delivering their world class managed services designed specifically to support a Cisco TelePresence environment. York's Managed Conferencing Services allow the customer to focus on their business initiatives and not the technology.

Savvis, a Cisco Managed Services Channel Partner, owns and operates a MPLS IP network. The company holds certifications for Cisco Powered Managed TelePresence Network Connection, Cisco Powered Managed MPLS-VPN, Cisco Powered Managed Firewall and Cisco Powered Managed IDS/IPS.

About York TelecomYork Telecom is a leading provider of visual communication services and solutions for Commercial, Education, Medical and Public Sector clients. Founded in 1985, the company is headquartered in Eatontown, New Jersey. The company offers total managed conferencing services, consulting, integration and operational services, professional video production and postproduction for visual communication solutions such as Videoconferencing, Streaming Media, Video on Demand, Custom Media Studio and Room Design and Multimedia Network Management. York Telecom has worldwide branch offices, a multi-lingual VNOC and help desk and a worldwide integration, production and support force. For more information, visit York Telecom online at www.yorktel.com (http://www.yorktel.com/) or email at info@yorktel.com (mailto:info@yorktel.com) .

About Savvis Savvis, Inc. (NASDAQ: SVVS) is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises. More than 2,500 unique customers, including 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 about Savvis, please visit www.savvis.net (http://www.savvis.net) .

Cisco, the Cisco logo, Cisco Systems are registered trademarks of Cisco Systems Inc. in the United States and certain other countries. Use of the word partner does not imply a legal partnership relationship between Savvis and any other company.

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