ST. LOUIS, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In an effort to expand its access to new markets and growth, Savvis, Inc. (Nasdaq: SVVS), a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises, today announced the appointment of Jaywant Singh Rao as vice president, global business development and strategic alliances. The addition of Rao allows Savvis to expand its investment in its global channel for new distribution models.
In his role, Rao will establish and expand existing relationships between Savvis and its alliance partners, including independent software vendors (ISVs), application providers and system integrators, while overseeing the launch of new Savvis solutions to the market to drive growth.
With more than 20 years of experience in technology, operations, sales, services and alliances, Rao most recently ran the ISV Alliances team at Salesforce.com, where he worked with the technology companies to build and deploy cloud-based applications. Prior to that, Rao was part of the management team at Embarcadero Technologies and also at Critical Path, which provided hosted messaging services to more than 30 million global customers. His career began at Oracle, where he spent 11 years in software development, sales and services.
"I look forward to building on Savvis' already solid strategic partnerships and alliances, allowing us to grow our existing business and enter new markets globally to complement our direct channels to market," Rao said.
"Jaywant will be in position to play a vital role in the future success of Savvis," said Bill Fathers, senior vice president of global sales and marketing. "His efforts will accelerate our company's growth while providing valuable IT solutions for enterprises."
A graduate of Birla Institute of Technology and Science in India, Rao also earned a master's degree in electrical engineering with an emphasis on computer networking from Columbia University in New York City.
Savvis, Inc. (Nasdaq: SVVS) is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises. More than 2,500 unique clients, 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, please visit www.savvis.net.
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