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 
ST. LOUIS, Feb. 27, 2013 /CNW/ - 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 well as 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, visit 
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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Justin Lopinot, +1-314-628-7053, 
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