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Savvis Delivers Subscription-based Hosting Services for SAP HANA®



      Savvis Delivers Subscription-based Hosting Services for SAP HANA®

  PR Newswire

  ST. LOUIS, Feb. 28, 2013

-- Hosting Arrangement Gives Businesses New Way to Tap Big Data via Savvis, an
             SAP-Certified Provider of Cloud and Hosting Services

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Savvis , a CenturyLink company (NYSE:
CTL) and global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for
enterprises, today announced it will offer global, subscription-based hosting
services for the SAP HANA® platform.

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When accessing SAP HANA through hosting services provided by Savvis, global
enterprises gain instant, real-time entry into a leading transactional and
analytical database platform without the effort of owning and maintaining the
infrastructure that supports it.

"Our subscription-based services for SAP HANA give enterprises the ultimate
flexibility and scalability they need as data sets grow and analytics
capabilities evolve," said Jeff Von Deylen, president of Savvis. "When
organizations tap into SAP HANA through Savvis' hosting services, they reduce
the costs of owning and maintaining expensive server hardware without losing
control over their operating systems and application layers."

SAP HANA is a real-time database platform that streamlines analytics,
planning, and predictive and sentiment assessment to allow business to operate
in real time.

As an SAP-certified provider of cloud and hosting services, Savvis will
provide global enterprises with a cost-effective, on-demand hosting and
cloud-based delivery model for mission-critical SAP applications.

To achieve this certification, Savvis' cloud infrastructure, physical and
logical security measures, processes, portal and technical staff were subject
to extensive testing by SAP. This process helped validate the operational
integration of the cloud-computing platform and hosting capabilities with
supported applications and worked to further ensure compliance with SAP's
requirements for quality, availability and security.

"From email archives to ERP applications, global enterprises have a watershed
of valuable information at their fingertips," said Kevin Ichhpurani, senior
vice president, Ecosystem and Channels, SAP. "Savvis' cloud and hosting
environment for SAP solutions, including SAP HANA, will help customers be more
agile, providing additional operational efficiencies and choices in how to tap
big data to move business forward."

Under the arrangement, Savvis will procure, configure and provision the server
hardware required to support SAP HANA, hosting the platform in a single
environment within one or more of Savvis' more than 50 tightly controlled,
secure data centers operated worldwide.

Savvis Foundation Hosting, part of the company's suite of managed hosting
services , enables this integration, combining the convenience and scalability
of managed hosting with the control of colocation or in-house environments to
remove the hassles of space, power, and hardware procurement and management.

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
corporations.

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

SAP, SAP HANA and all SAP logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP
AG in Germany and in several other countries.

All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their
respective companies.

SAP Forward-looking Statement

Any statements contained in this document that are not historical facts are
forward-looking statements as defined in the U.S. Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as "anticipate," "believe,"
"estimate," "expect," "forecast," "intend," "may," "plan," "project,"
"predict," "should" and "will" and similar expressions as they relate to SAP
are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. SAP undertakes no
obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements. All
forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties that
could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations The factors
that could affect SAP's future financial results are discussed more fully in
SAP's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"),
including SAP's most recent Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the SEC.
Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking
statements, which speak only as of their dates.

Website: http://www.savvis.com
Contact: Justin Lopinot, +1-314-628-7053, justin.lopinot@savvis.com
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