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Press Release -- February 20th, 2012
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Savvis Launches Enterprise-Class Cloud Services in Japan

Savvis Symphony Cloud Services Enable Organizations to Become More Agile, Competitive

TOKYO, Feb. 20, 2012 – Savvis, a CenturyLink company (NYSE:CTL, news, filings) and global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises, today announced the launch of Savvis Symphony Open public cloud and Symphony Dedicated private cloud in Japan. The enterprise-class offerings can be procured through Savvis’ Tokyo data center.

“The Savvis Symphony suite of cloud services meets the rapidly increasing demand for enterprise cloud in the high-growth Japan market,” said Mark Smith, managing director, Asia, for Savvis. “Savvis’ proven, global cloud services enable organizations to become more agile and competitive in a number of ways, including decreased time to market, the ability to rapidly respond to market opportunities and allowing for a flexible transition from legacy IT deployment to cloud.”

Anicom Holdings Inc., the largest pet insurance services company in Japan, turned to Symphony Open in Tokyo as a beta client. Anicom continues to use the cloud service to host its website, which includes a customer portal for online purchases.

“We selected Savvis to host our website to meet market demand. We needed an IT partner that could deliver the highest levels of flexibility, scalability and security,” said Meiji Maruo, director of IT at Anicom. “Savvis offers true enterprise-class cloud, with great customer support.”

Savvis Symphony cloud services can be employed individually or through a hybrid solution that leverages the cloud, managed hosting, colocation and network services available through Savvis data centers in Asia, North America and EMEA.

The Tokyo launch of Symphony Open and Symphony Dedicated follows the recent announcement by Savvis that industry analyst firm Gartner, Inc. positioned Savvis as a leader in the Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure as a Service.

Savvis believes its position in the Magic Quadrant is testament to its commitment to deliver visionary enterprise-class cloud solutions to its global clients. The report can be accessed at http://www.savvis.com/en-us/advantages/pages/gartner-magic-quadrant-leader.aspx, compliments of Savvis.

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About Savvis
Savvis, a CenturyLink company, is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises. Nearly 2,500 unique clients, including more than 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.

About CenturyLink
CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States. The company provides broadband, voice, wireless and managed services to consumers and businesses across the country. It also offers advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLink™ Prism™ TV and DIRECTV brands. In addition, the company provides data, voice and managed services to enterprise, government and wholesale customers in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network and multiple data centers. CenturyLink is recognized as a leader in the network services market by key technology industry analyst firms, and is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises through Savvis, a CenturyLink company. CenturyLink’s customers range from Fortune 500 companies in some of the country’s largest cities to families living in rural America. Headquartered in Monroe, La., CenturyLink is an S&P 500 company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America’s largest corporations.

For more information, visit: www.savvis.com or www.centurylink.com. ​

MEDIA CONTACT:

Justin Lopinot
314-628-7053 [office]
314-791-2941 [mobile]
justin.lopinot@savvis.com

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