Savvis Bolsters Enterprise Cloud Ecosystem Program through VMware Cloud
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
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,
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
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.
VMware, VMware vFabric, Cloud Applications Marketplace and Application
Director are registered trademarks and/or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the
United States and/or other jurisdictions. The use of the word "partner" or
"partnership" does not imply a legal partnership relationship between VMware
and any other company.
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