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Insurance ISV Selects NaviSite’s VMware-Based SaaS Hosting Solution

September 1, 2009 by  

NaviSiteWeb Hosting ToolsANDOVER, MA – NaviSite, Inc. (NASDAQ: NAVI), a leading provider of cloud enabled enterprise hosting and application management services, announced today that Input 1, LLC has selected NaviSite’s SaaS hosting solution — powered by VMware — for its leading insurance industry application.

Founded in 1984, Input 1 provides business process outsourcing and software solutions for the insurance premium finance industry, offering both a complete outsourced model, as well as a licensed, on-premise version of its software. NaviSite’s SaaS hosting, a multi-tenant solution that cost-effectively addresses requirements of small and medium-sized businesses, allows Input 1 to deliver its applications to a larger customer base. NaviSite’s comprehensive solution includes several virtualized servers, shared high-availability load balancers, firewalls, and backup solutions. NaviSite’s hosting platform is built on best-of-breed enterprise grade infrastructure, including HP blade technology and IBM storage area networking (SAN) — providing high reliability, security, and guaranteed performance that scales as the customer grows and requires additional resources.

“NaviSite’s VMware-based SaaS hosting solution is uniquely suited to our needs — enabling us to scale our business with an infrastructure provider that is respected and highly regarded by our customers. NaviSite’s rapid implementation and flexible solution was the perfect platform for us to go to market with,” said Jeff Greenbaum, Senior Vice President and CIO of Input 1.

“ISVs are rapidly embracing the SaaS model, enabling them to deploy their software solutions to more customers, with better reliability and performance than on-premise or traditional colocation deployments,” said Sumeet Sabharwal, SVP, SMB Hosting, NaviSite. “NaviSite’s comprehensive suite of solutions for ISVs includes consulting services, ranging from initial architectural planning for SaaS deployments to the development and testing of SaaS application changes required to deploy secure, reliable solutions on our virtualized VMware server platforms or managed dedicated hosting solutions.”

NaviSite’s hosting solutions for SMBs are defined by their use of VMware as a virtualization technology, with flexible options for virtual Intel-based CPUs; virtual RAM; SAN storage; Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and 2003; and Red Hat Linux and CENTOS. NaviSite also offers a comprehensive set of options, including firewalls, load balancers, and disk-based backup solutions. With NaviSite’s NaviView portal, customers can easily monitor and manage their hosted environments. Additionally, NaviSite has numerous programs and partnerships, including NaviSite’s membership as a BizSpark Network Partner, to assist ISVs in their transition to SaaS models.

About Input 1
Input 1, LLC is a leading provider of products and services to the insurance industry. Its focus is on insurance premium financing and installment billing for property and casualty insurance premiums. Input 1’s offerings are divided into three primary categories: (1) business process outsourcing; (2) Internet (ASP) Services; (3) consulting. Input 1 provides complete or a la carte billing services to companies located throughout the United States, Canada and the Virgin Islands. These services include the complete administration of premium finance and installment billing programs for insurance companies, managing general agents, retail agents and banks. Input 1 has approximately $400 million in annual premiums under management. Input 1’s ASP services provide online account access, point-of-sale quoting, management reporting and electronic payment services to more than one million insurance brokers and policyholders throughout North America. For more information, please visit www.input1.com.

About NaviSite
NaviSite is a leading provider of cloud enabled enterprise hosting and application management services. It provides customized and scalable solutions leveraging its industry leading hosting infrastructure; full suite of managed services; and custom and packaged application life cycle management expertise. Over 1,500 customers depend on NaviSite for customized solutions delivered through its global footprint, comprising 16 state-of-the-art data centers supported by approximately 650 professionals. For more information, please visit www.navisite.com.

NaviSite’s SMB Hosting Business focuses on providing managed hosting solutions to small and mid-sized businesses leveraging NaviSite’s extensive experience and global foot-print of data centers. These solutions span the entire spectrum of IT needs for SMB customers across both infrastructure and the applications stack. This includes powerful managed dedicated servers and virtual servers optimized for the needs and budget of SMBs, as well as a robust suite of hosted email and productivity applications. For more information on features and pricing, as well as online ordering, please visit www.navisite.com/smb.

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