Vertafore to Host With Savvis

Vertafore, which provides IT services for the insurance industry, is moving its primary data center to a Fort Worth, Texas data center operated by managed hosting specialist Savvis Inc. (SVVS), the company said this week.

Vertafore, which provides IT services for the insurance industry, is moving its primary data center to a Fort Worth, Texas data center operated by managed hosting specialist Savvis Inc. (SVVS), the company said this week. Vertafore will continue to manage its SaaS-based products internally, while Savvis will operate Vertafore's IT infrastructure.

"The new data center will give our customers faster results and greater peace of mind," said Darryl Lemecha, Vertafore's CIO. "Savvis' facility allows us to better accommodate the rapid growth of our SaaS offerings, and our customers will benefit both from Savvis' dedication to data center infrastructure and from continued product innovation from Vertafore. This move will allow us to focus on what we do best: creating, delivering and supporting our suite of industry-leading products."

"Savvis' experience in providing a full range of hosting and SaaS services makes us uniquely qualified to support Vertafore as its needs grow and change," said Bryan Doerr, chief technology officer, Savvis. "We are excited to support such a fast-growing company and help it benefit from new services that will help transform its business."

The move, which should be completed by May 2010, will be accomplished using remote data replication and duplicate hardware to avoid the need for any disruption to service during the transition. Savvis operates 28 data centers globally, encompassing more than 1.4 million square feet of raised floor space designed to support enterprise IT operations.

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