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SAVVIS Announces New Media Services Platform

Press release from the issuing company

NEW YORK -- (Global Society For Asset Management Conference) -- November 10, 2003 – SAVVIS Communications, a global managed service provider, today detailed its overall strategy addressing the evolution of managed media services that builds upon its recent acquisition of the commercial business of WAM!NET, Inc. Companies such as Universal Music Group, ABC News, Time Warner, Sony Pictures, and MSNBC are among the large media organizations already using this Media Services Platform. The new services, which combine WAM!NET’s proven media content management and distribution services with SAVVIS’ global managed IP network and advanced video transport and transcoding services, address the entire media production, content management, and content distribution workflow. A growing community of users includes thousands of enterprises, such as broadcasters, film studios, music companies, news organizations, print and publishers, advertising agencies, and large enterprises with valuable brand assets. These companies have all reduced their operational costs, improved time to market and increased the security of their intellectual property by leveraging this collection of media services that are now provided as a managed utility service.