Savvis Bolsters Enterprise Cloud Ecosystem Program through VMware Cloud Applications Marketplace™

Savvis Bolsters Enterprise Cloud Ecosystem Program through VMware Cloud 
Applications Marketplace™ 
Collaboration Gives Clients Direct Access to Wide Array of Enterprise Cloud 
ST. LOUIS, Dec. 11, 2012 /CNW/ - Savvis, a CenturyLink company (NYSE: CTL), a 
global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises, 
today announced a collaboration with VMware to expand the Savvis Enterprise 
Cloud Ecosystem Program to include cloud-ready applications from the VMware 
Cloud Applications Marketplace™. 
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The VMware Cloud Applications Marketplace gives Savvis clients access to a 
wide variety of open-source packages and commercial applications contributed 
by leading software vendors, hardware vendors, content providers and system 
integrators. These applications can be easily deployed, scaled, managed and 
customized with VMware vFabric™ Application Director™, a leading cloud 
application provisioning solution. 
"The integration of our cloud ecosystem with the VMware Cloud Applications 
Marketplace significantly transforms and expands our application catalog," 
said David Shacochis, vice president of cloud platforms at Savvis. "This 
expansion of our relationship with VMware provides our customers direct access 
to a range of ready-to-use enterprise applications, ranging from content 
management and developer tools to middleware and collaboration frameworks." 
Savvis also announced it has selected VMware vFabric Application Director as 
the application-modeling component for its next generation of Savvis Symphony 
enterprise cloud solutions. A cloud-enabled application provisioning solution, 
VMware vFabric Application Director features a self-service modeling and 
deployment interface. 
Savvis customers can use this technology to provision multitier, complex 
applications into the Savvis Symphony cloud. This unique, model-driven 
approach reduces deployment effort and ongoing application maintenance time, 
increasing business agility and operational efficiency while maintaining IT 
"We frequently hear our customers talk about the importance of public cloud 
provider compatibility with their private cloud technology stack," said Ramin 
Sayar, vice president and general manager, cloud management, VMware. "We are 
pleased to have Savvis as a design partner as we ramp up our efforts to bring 
leading vendors together in the marketplace for offering a rich library of 
real-world applications on trusted cloud destinations." 
Savvis offers a full suite of enterprise-class cloud services through data 
centers strategically located around the world. 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. 
The Savvis Enterprise Cloud Ecosystem Program, launched in August, offers 
cloud-governance and lifecycle-management solutions, including the ability to 
manage both on- and off-premise workloads. 
Through the ecosystem, Savvis' cloud clients gain access to leading 
orchestration, brokerage, management and governance solutions that complement 
their private, hybrid and public cloud environments. 
Technology providers participating in Savvis' ecosystem have made their 
offerings available to Savvis clients and, in return, gain complimentary 
access to Savvis Symphony VPDC cloud capacity for API integration and testing, 
along with direct access to Savvis' product management and engineering teams. 
Upon completion of successful integration with the Savvis API, the technology 
providers gain access to Savvis sales and marketing resources. 
For more information about the Savvis Enterprise Cloud Ecosystem Program, 
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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