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Press Release - December 19, 2017

Morris Communications Initiates Digital Transformation with Velocity’s Cloud Application Management Platform

CHARLOTTE, NC (December 19, 2017) — Velocity Technology Solutions Inc., the global leader in enterprise and business application cloud services, announced that Morris Communications has chosen Velocity to provide cloud managed services for their SAP enterprise applications, leveraging Velocity’s Cloud Application Management Platform™ (VCAMP®) and Amazon Web Services (AWS). Velocity is an AWS Advanced tier Partner in the Amazon Partner Network.

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Headquartered in Augusta, Ga., Morris Communications Company, LLC, is a privately held media company with diversified holdings. Morris executives wanted to leverage a recent divestiture to launch their digital transformation initiative. Following the October sale of their newspaper division, the company was ready to unify its disparate, complex legacy SAP applications under a modern and proven cloud management model.

“With the recent divestiture, we are rapidly pivoting our business model and needed a nimble technology infrastructure,” said Craig Mitchell, SVP Finance for Morris Communications. “Implementing a cloud-first strategy for our enterprise applications aligns with our business objectives to be more responsive and efficient while maintaining a lower-cost operating model. Velocity and VCAMP help us cut costs, increase service quality, and enhance the agility and flexibility we need from IT.”

Added Reab Berry, Chief Information Officer at Morris, “During our due diligence, as well as our first-hand interactions, it was obvious that Velocity was extremely responsive, and approached our situation as a trusted, strategic cloud partner.”

 

“Our software defined platform, VCAMP, on hyperscale cloud is a key differentiator in delivering a successful cloud transformation for our customers,” said Ravi Padmanabhan, Vice President, Global SAP Line of Business Executive for Velocity. “We are excited to partner with Morris Communications as we lead them through the digital transformation of their enterprise applications landscape. We are confident that Morris Communications will see immediate benefits in terms of lower operating costs and improved application performance.”

 

Purpose-built and software-defined to optimize the way SAP applications are delivered within Velocity’s private and public infrastructures, VCAMP provides service management, optimization, and analytics tiers through a unified multi-cloud application management interface. Through VCAMP, customers achieve immediate benefits, including a reduced total cost of ownership, the ability to provision and deploy applications faster, and the capability to integrate high-value application management services.


 

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About Morris Communications

Morris Communications Company, LLC is part of a privately held company with diversified holdings in media, Real Estate and property development and agriculture.  Current media holdings include; magazines and specialized equine, sporting and lifestyle publications, visitor (travel and tourism) publications, and cable television, internet, broadband, and telephone services.

For more information on Morris Communications, visit www.morris.com

 

About Velocity Technology Solutions

Velocity Technology Solutions (www.VelocityCloud.com), a global enterprise application cloud services leader since 2003, delivers secure, fully managed environments spanning virtual private, public and hybrid clouds. The company’s portfolio includes application-focused cloud managed services, professional services, with data analytics and optimization solutions. Velocity’s expertise in managing leading ERP applications, leveraging the patent-pending Velocity Cloud Application Management Platform, gives customers required availability, security, visibility and control at a reduced total cost of ownership. Velocity is headquartered in Charlotte, NC, with facilities in North America, Europe and Asia. Velocity is a portfolio company of Silver Lake Sumeru, a global leader with private equity investments in leading, growth-oriented technology companies. For additional information on Silver Lake and its entire portfolio, visit www.silverlake.com.


 

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Contact Information:

Jamessina Hille

Marketing Director

Velocity Technology Solutions

516-607-6124

jamie.hille@velocitycloud.com