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Savvis Expands IT Infrastructure Capabilities with Symphony Cloud Storage

Savvis Expands IT Infrastructure Capabilities with Symphony Cloud Storage 
Solution Offers Unlimited Storage Capacity, Simple Replication, Widely Used 
API, 24/7 Support 
ST. LOUIS, Dec. 3, 2012 /CNW/ - Savvis, a CenturyLink company (NYSE: CTL) and 
global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises, 
today announced the limited release of Savvis Symphony Cloud Storage, which 
combines global accessibility and unlimited capacity with the reliability and 
protection businesses demand. 
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While any business can access Symphony Cloud Storage over the public Internet, 
existing clients who use the CenturyLink private network will not pay data 
transfer fees when downloading data. In addition, Savvis clients that host or 
colocate in a cloud storage-enabled data center do not pay transfer fees to 
move data between their cloud storage and infrastructure. 
Additional key features of the pay-per-use Symphony Cloud Storage offering 
include: 


    --  Simple replication choices, providing businesses with the
        flexibility to choose where their data is stored, while a
        global namespace model allows end users to analyze the data
        collectively without needing to know the storage location for
        each piece of data;
    --  Access from anywhere, leveraging Savvis' global scale,
        stretching across multiple data centers around the world and
        accessible on any device – including mobile devices such
        as laptops, tablets and smartphones;
    --  Unlimited and affordable storage with no term or capacity
        commitment required, paying only for what is used;
    --  Massive scale, allowing users to scale up or down without the
        constraints of traditional storage infrastructure;
    --  The security of penalty-backed service-level agreements and
        24/7 support.

"Enterprises need flexible cloud services – like Savvis Symphony Cloud 
Storage – that they can easily integrate into their applications," said 
Daniel Patton, vice president and general manager of cloud services at Savvis. 
"Symphony Cloud Storage draws on our infrastructure expertise, global IT 
portfolio and robust network to provide developers with a secure and unlimited 
storage solution."

Built on the widely used EMC Atmos® platform and compatible with the EMC 
Atmos API framework, Symphony Cloud Storage allows users to integrate 
solutions from vendors already utilizing EMC technologies.

"EMC is excited to be collaborating with a leading service provider like 
Savvis, and to be providing a key infrastructure element of its new Symphony 
Cloud Storage solution," said Ken MacDonald, senior director of marketing, 
Advanced Storage Division, at EMC. "A robust, scalable storage platform that's 
accessible by any device type is essential to building a true enterprise-class 
cloud storage offering.  The Symphony Cloud Storage solution takes advantage 
of the EMC Atmos cloud platform, together with other best-of-breed 
technologies, to deliver exceptional private, public and hybrid cloud 
infrastructure environments to customers."

Coinciding with the limited commercial release of Symphony Cloud Storage, 
Savvis has launched a Symphony Cloud Storage Partner Ecosystem featuring 
solutions from vendors such as Riverbed, which modernizes data protection and 
archiving; Oxygen Cloud, which enables smart file access on mobile devices for 
enterprises; and Panzura, which enables storage consolidation for global 
network-attached storage (NAS), archive and backup use cases.

Accessible from anywhere in the world, Savvis' cloud storage is hosted in data 
centers in London, Singapore, Toronto, Washington, D.C., and Santa Clara, 
Calif. Symphony Cloud Storage complements the VMware-based Savvis Symphony 
suite of enterprise cloud solutions.

Symphony Cloud Storage currently is open to a limited number of Savvis 
clients, with full commercial availability in early 2013. For more information 
about Savvis Symphony enterprise cloud solutions, visit www.savvis.com/cloud.

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 
corporations.

For more information, visit www.savvis.com or www.centurylink.com.

Justin Lopinot, +1-314-628-7053, justin.lopinot@savvis.com

http://www.savvis.com

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