Savvis Unveils Virtual Hosting Services for China

              Savvis Unveils Virtual Hosting Services for China

  PR Newswire

  HONG KONG, Nov. 27, 2012

-- Companies to Gain Speed, Performance of Web Presence in China

HONG KONG, Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Savvis , a CenturyLink company
(NYSE: CTL) and leader in global cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions
for enterprises, today expanded its website hosting capabilities for global
brands that need a web presence in China.

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Companies that host their web content using cloud computing , managed hosting
or colocation at one of Savvis' data centers in Hong Kong, Singapore or Tokyo
can now take advantage of virtual hosting services that simplify the process
of getting web content into China while also achieving the end-user experience
benefits of a local web presence.

Complex local rules, poor interconnectivity and latency issues at
international gateways plague foreign websites directed at China, impacting
page loads and speed for consumers throughout the country. In addition, many
global brands with online businesses face difficulty obtaining licenses for
hosting content within China.

"Chief marketing officers know that China is one of the most desirable markets
in the world, but complicated regulations and other issues prevent their
e-commerce sites, online product promotions and other web content from
reaching this coveted audience," said Mark Smith, managing director, Asia, at
Savvis. "Savvis' new virtual hosting service expands our array of
enterprise-class offerings, making it easy for companies to enter the Chinese
market and satisfy the consumer appetite for websites of foreign brands."

A website-acceleration solution enables the virtual hosting services, using
caching and dynamic delivery technologies to distribute web content to
end-users in China through a widespread network of in-country content delivery
network (CDN) nodes.

For more information about Savvis' capabilities in Asia, visit .

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 CenturyLink™ Prism™ 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

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Contact: Justin Lopinot, +1-314-628-7053,
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