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Press Release -- May 23rd, 2012
Source: Savvis

Savvis Appoints Donald Badoux as Managing Director of German Operations

Badoux to Drive Regional Growth from New Hosting and Cloud Services Location in Frankfurt

FRANKFURT, Germany, May 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 appointment of Donald Badoux to managing director, Savvis Germany. Badoux will be based in Savvis’ new German headquarters in the heart of the financial services district in Frankfurt.

The new location marks an important milestone in Savvis’ European expansion strategy. The company has made significant investments – including this new base in Frankfurt – to capitalise on rapidly growing opportunities to deliver managed hosting and cloud services to enterprise clients across Europe. Savvis now has a network of more than 50 global data centres.

Badoux, who has spent more than 25 years in the information and communications technology (ICT) industry, brings a wealth of experience working with multinational clients in northern Europe, particularly in the financial services industry. He joins Savvis’ senior leadership team from euNetworks, where he held positions in sales and general management. At Savvis, his responsibilities include driving growth in the German business and overseeing a team dedicated to servicing local clients.

“We have a strong value proposition for clients in Germany as well as multinational clients who need world-class hosting and cloud services in the region, including on-demand access to enterprise IT suites such as SAP, Oracle and web services,” Badoux said. “The flexibility, agility and speed-to-innovation enabled by our services give our customers tremendous competitive advantage.”

“We are delighted to have Donald join the international management team,” said Neil Cresswell, EMEA managing director, Savvis. “Donald will be an excellent ambassador for Savvis in the German market, which demands the highest-quality IT services rooted in engineering excellence – attributes for which Savvis is well-known.”

Cresswell continued: “With our presence in Frankfurt and Donald’s expertise, we can deliver strategic value-added services through in-depth local market knowledge that will help ensure our success in the region.”

The Frankfurt office opening enables Savvis to offer its full range of leading IT infrastructure outsourcing solutions in the German market, with a focus on strategic industries such as finance, retail, software, media, automotive and the public sector. Also key to the new Frankfurt location will be the availability of the Savvis Symphony Virtual Private Data Centre (VPDC) enterprise cloud service.

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.

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