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Press Release -- August 28th, 2012
Source: CenturyLink

Savvis Attains VMware vCloud® Powered Validation

Announcement Signals Expanding Relationship with VMware

Aug 28, 2012

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Savvis, a CenturyLink company (NYSE:CTL, news, filings) and global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises, today announced its Savvis Symphony Virtual Private Data Center (VPDC) cloud services have achieved VMware vCloud® Powered status, illustrating to clients that the company’s cloud offerings are underpinned by VMware’s leading virtualization and cloud computing technology, namely VMware vSphere® and VMware vCloud Director®.

Savvis has entered the VMware Service Provider Program (VSPP) at the Premier level, the most prominent level within the program. Reserved for partners that have committed business resources in understanding and delivering virtual infrastructure and cloud solutions, the Premier level denotes the highest level of understanding of VMware products in the VSPP ecosystem.

“The designation of Savvis Symphony VPDC as VMware vCloud Powered signals the expanding, collaborative relationship we have with VMware as we further extend our Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offerings and ecosystem globally,” said Jonathan King, vice president of cloud solutions at Savvis. “We anticipate working more closely with VMware to build on the years of experience the two companies have in jointly developing and providing proven enterprise-class cloud infrastructure and platform capabilities to clients.”

“The VMware vCloud Powered program was developed to enable our service provider partners to differentiate themselves and help them bring their enterprise-class cloud services to market in this competitive landscape,” said Dan Chu, vice president, cloud infrastructure and services, VMware. “We look forward to supporting Savvis further as it delivers on the agility and performance customers are looking for in the cloud computing landscape.”

Savvis offers a full suite of enterprise-class cloud services, which are engineered and deployed to meet global computing needs. From shared, dedicated and hybrid cloud solutions to fully virtualized data centers, Savvis Symphony cloud services are part of a complete portfolio of IT solutions including managed services, colocation, consulting services and network services.

Globally, Savvis operates more than 50 data centers with 26 of them cloud-enabled:

  • Symphony VPDC public cloud locations: Santa Clara, Calif.; Washington, D.C.; Singapore; London; and Toronto.
  • Symphony Open public cloud locations: Santa Clara, Calif.; Chicago; Weehawken, N.J.; Bangalore, India; Singapore; London; Redding, U.K.; and Tokyo.
  • Symphony Dedicated private cloud locations: Atlanta; Boston (two data centers); Chicago (two data centers); Washington, D.C. (three data centers); Dallas; Weehawken, N.J.; Piscataway, N.J.; Seattle; Los Angeles; Santa Clara, Calif. (two data centers); London (two data centers); Reading, U.K.; Frankfurt, Germany; Tokyo; Singapore; Hong Kong (two data centers); Bangalore, India; Mumbai, India; and Toronto.

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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 and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by technology industry analyst firms. The company is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprise customers. CenturyLink provides data, voice and managed services in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network and multiple data centers for businesses and consumers. The company also offers advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLinkTM PrismTM TV and DIRECTV brands. 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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