Savvis Wins Americas VMware Service Provider Partner of the Year Award at VMware Partner Exchange 2013

  Savvis Wins Americas VMware Service Provider Partner of the Year Award at
                         VMware Partner Exchange 2013

PR Newswire

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 27, 2013

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Savvis, a CenturyLink company (NYSE:
CTL) and a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for
enterprises, today announced it has been named the Americas recipient of a
VMware Partner Network Award in the Service Provider Partner of the Year

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"The collaboration between VMware and Savvis plays a fundamental role in
providing businesses with robust cloud solutions that address their complex
needs for scalable, agile infrastructure," said Andrew Higginbotham, chief
technology officer, Savvis. "These businesses are the real winners of our
collaboration, and we look forward to continued work with VMware and others as
we deliver on our commitment to quality infrastructure solutions."

The award was presented at VMware Partner Exchange 2013, VMware's annual
partner event, on Feb. 26 in Las Vegas. The awards acknowledge partners across
17 categories for their excellence in performance and distinctive achievements
during 2012.

"We are pleased to recognize the achievements made in 2012 by members of the
VMware partner ecosystem," said Dan Smoot, senior vice president, customer
operations, VMware. "VMware Partner Exchange is dedicated to educating and
equipping our partner ecosystem with the resources and insights they need to
help deliver first class solutions for the software-defined datacenter in the
coming year. We congratulate Savvis on winning a VMware Partner Network Award
and we look forward to our mutual success in 2013."

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.

Savvis' collaboration with VMware has brought significant value to the
enterprise landscape, most recently through its selection of VMware vFabric™
Application Director™ as the application-modeling component for its next
generation of Savvis Symphony enterprise cloud solutions.

VMware vFabric Application Director is a cloud-enabled
application-provisioning solution with a self-service modeling and deployment
interface that reduces deployment effort and ongoing application management
for enterprises looking to increase business agility and maintain IT control
through Savvis Symphony Cloud.

The relationship with VMware has also enhanced and expanded the Savvis Cloud
Ecosystem Program to include vCloud API-compatible partners and cloud-ready
applications from the VMware Cloud Applications Marketplace™. Launched in
August 2012 at VMworld San Francisco, the program offers partner-based
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

And in August, Savvis Symphony Virtual Private Data Center (VPDC) cloud
services achieved VMware vCloud® Powered status, illustrating to clients that
Savvis cloud offerings are underpinned by VMware's leading virtualization and
cloud computing technology, VMware vSphere® and VMware vCloud Director®.

For more information about Savvis cloud services, visit

About VMware Partner Exchange 2013
VMware Partner Exchange 2013 is the leading global event for virtualization
and cloud partners, bringing thousands of members from the VMware partner
ecosystem together to discuss the future of the industry. With more than 200
sessions, including boot camps, breakouts, and workshops, as wellas an
extensive exhibitor pavilion, partners gain valuable insight on how to
leverage new technologies to deliver the software-defined datacenter to
customers. To learn more about VMware Partner Exchange,

About Savvis
Savvis, a CenturyLink company, provides industry-leading IT infrastructure
solutions that keep enterprises powered for business in today's ever-changing
global marketplace. Combining deep, proven experience with personal
commitment, Savvis delivers cloud, colocation and managed-hosting services
over advanced networks, enabling its clients to focus on their core
environments and meet new market opportunities.

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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