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