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Press Release -- October 3rd, 2011
Source: CenturyLink, Savvis

Savvis Launches Cloud-Based Database Platform

Symphony Database Brings Advantages of Cloud to Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server Environments

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Savvis, a CenturyLink company (NYSE:CTL – News), today announced the launch of Savvis Symphony Database, a cloud-based database platform. Symphony Database, which was unveiled at Oracle Open World 2011 in San Francisco, brings the advantages of cloud computing to Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server environments.

With just a few clicks, Symphony Database provisions everything needed for a complete, secure database solution. Client advantages include no software licensing or hardware provisioning. Performance levels can be scaled — both up and down — based on business needs, without any downtime, providing performance guarantees and reduced costs compared to hosted database solutions.

“Symphony Database offers the agility that enterprises require of their database solutions, including the ability to burst both performance levels and infrastructure to accommodate the varying demands placed on the database environment,” said Brent Juelich, senior director, managed services at Savvis. “Unlike traditional database offerings, Symphony Database does not require hardware provisioning and software licensing, freeing enterprises from long-term contracts and expenses.”

Users can select from Oracle Enterprise 11G RAC or Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 for the underlying technology.

Infor, a leading provider of business application software with operations serving more than 75,000 clients, was an early trial user of Symphony Database and currently employs Symphony Database to support its Workforce Management platform offering.

“The cost savings, speed-to-market, scalability and solid features of Symphony Database not only meet business demands but also deliver a rich user experience,” said Rakesh Moddi, director of technology services at Infor. “The market for cloud-based platforms continues to grow. We’ve found that many of our enterprise clients are looking for flexible application deployment options.”

Symphony Database joins the Savvis Symphony suite of enterprise cloud solutions. For more information, visit

Oracle Open World Sponsor

Savvis, which is sponsoring Oracle Open World 2011 in San Francisco, is demonstrating Symphony Database from its exhibit at Booth 540 in the South Exhibition Hall at the Moscone Center. For more information on Symphony Database or any other Savvis product, visit the Savvis exhibit or call 1-800-SAVVIS-1 (1-800-728-8471).

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 and wireless services to consumers and businesses across the country and advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLink™ Prism™ TV and DIRECTV brands. In addition, the company provides data, voice and managed services to business, government and wholesale customers in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network and multiple data centers. CenturyLink also 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

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