Demand for Enterprise-Class IT Offerings in Asia Prompts Deployment
HONG KONG, March 22, 2012 – Savvis, a CenturyLink company (NYSE:CTL, news, filings) and global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises, today announced the availability of its private cloud solution and managed services offerings through Savvis’ existing data center in Hong Kong.
“The launch will help Savvis meet the rapidly rising demand for enterprise-class IT services in Asia,” said Mark Smith, Savvis managing director in Asia. “An important market for enterprises, Hong Kong often serves as a gateway for global clients seeking to extend their presence into Asia. We are excited to provide organizations in this region with enterprise-ready cloud and managed services solutions.”
Symphony Dedicated, Savvis’ private cloud solution, is designed to meet a broad range of global computing needs, delivering business agility and transforming enterprises through maximum scalability and security, seamless migration, a flexible engagement model and superior performance for even the most mission-critical of business requirements.
“Having considered other major cloud providers in Asia, Savvis was the best choice to deliver the capabilities and support that our customers have come to expect,” said Abhay Goyal, general manager, consumer product and manufacturing industry group, at MindTree Limited, a global IT and product engineering services company. “Savvis provides us with industry-leading cloud and managed hosting solutions that meets our business requirements not only in Hong Kong, but also in Singapore where our services are currently deployed. We believe Savvis’ presence within Asia will further drive our efficiencies across the region.”
Savvis managed services include Infrastructure-as-a-Service, managed applications, storage and backup. The Hong Kong data center will continue to offer colocation hosting services.
The Hong Kong launch of Symphony Dedicated and managed services follows the recent announcement that Savvis launched its cloud services in Japan.
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.
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.