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Press Release -- March 26th, 2013
Source: CenturyLink, Savvis

Savvis Drives Collaboration, Interconnectivity with Introduction of Savvis ClientConnect

Online Portal Helps Businesses Locate and Connect with Others Inside Savvis Data Centers Worldwide

Mar 26, 2013

ST. LOUIS, March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Savvis, a CenturyLink company (NYSE:CTL, news, filings) and global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions, today introduced Savvis ClientConnect, an online gateway for businesses to generate new revenue opportunities by connecting with other businesses located in one or more of Savvis’ data centers.

Designed to fuel data-center interconnectivity and ecosystem growth, Savvis ClientConnect helps media, financial service, healthcare and consumer-brands clients expand their capabilities by locating, connecting and sharing services with other businesses residing across Savvis’ global data center footprint.

“Whether you’re a retailer looking for e-commerce services or a trading firm looking for low-latency access to financial exchanges, Savvis ClientConnect gives you visibility into the players that can help accelerate your business growth,” said Drew Leonard, vice president, colocation product management, at Savvis. “Clients that opt in to this service can save time and money connecting with a variety of diverse businesses and carriers found within our global data center network.”

Savvis ClientConnect is an optional tool available to existing Savvis clients through the SavvisStation portal, featuring:

  • Intuitive search functionality for locating other businesses that have opted in by facility, customer type and customer name;
  • Client profile pages, giving clients the ability to promote their presence in Savvis’ data centers to other Savvis clients;
  • Rapid client-to-client cross-connect provisioning, with a deployment completion target of within 48 hours of ordering via the SavvisStation portal;
  • Visibility into interconnectivity opportunities with hundreds of Savvis colocation and managed services clients; and
  • Contact information to discuss potential business relationships.

“In today’s competitive economy, companies must focus technology resources on the areas that drive the most business value,” said Joel Odelson, CIO, Morpho Detection. “Savvis provides the infrastructure solutions that help us reduce costs and improve service levels so that we can devote our energy to the right places. Features like Savvis ClientConnect can help companies deliver even more value by highlighting opportunities with potential partners that can fuel growth.”

About Savvis
Savvis, a CenturyLink company, provides industry-leading IT infrastructure solutions that keep enterprises powered for business in today’s ever-changing global marketplace. Combining deep, proven experience with personal commitment, Savvis delivers cloud, colocation and managed-hosting services over advanced networks worldwide, enabling its clients to focus on their core environments and meet new market opportunities.

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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