Savvis launches Cloud Data Center services

                  Savvis launches Cloud Data Center services

  PR Newswire

  ST. LOUIS, July 25, 2013

-- Scalable, on-demand cloud service available in North America, Europe and

ST. LOUIS, July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Savvis, a CenturyLink company (NYSE:
CTL) and global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions, today
announced the global availability of Savvis Cloud Data Center , a virtual data
center service built on VMware vCloud Director® 5.1 and Cisco's Unified Data
Center technologies to offer businesses a simplified platform for complex
hybrid cloud solutions.

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Savvis Cloud Data Center expands on the company's pioneering virtual private
data center solutions. It enables users to flexibly build software-defined
data center services that manage compute capabilities, storage, network
connectivity and security operations.

"Businesses are looking to migrate applications hosted on-premise into the
cloud using a variety of hybrid solutions," said Andrew Higginbotham, chief
technology officer at Savvis. "Designed for customers who rely on VMware
technologies, Savvis Cloud Data Center streamlines extensions into the cloud
with easy-to-use familiar interfaces and tools for scaling performance to
their needs."

Cloud Data Center standardizes to VMware vCloud Director 5.1 , simplifying
workload migration and integration. It runs on Cisco's Unified Computing
System (UCS) , which taps the full potential of virtualization and cloud
platforms through total infrastructure abstraction and API-driven automation.

"Savvis is a partner that understands how to use VMware technologies to help
companies build, deploy and manage critical business solutions," said Dave
O'Callaghan, senior vice president of Global Channels and Alliances, VMware.
"Cloud Data Center, built on vCloud Director® 5.1, can provide businesses with
a simple and flexible platform for hybrid cloud delivery that enables control
and choice on where to run applications and effective asset protection through
true data center extensibility."

"Savvis has consistently demonstrated its leadership in providing high-value
cloud, network and managed hosting services. Cloud Data Center further
reinforces this position and our longstanding partnership," said Giuliano Di
Vitantonio, vice president, data center and cloud solutions marketing, Cisco.
"The integration of Cisco's Unified Data Center technologies, such as UCS and
Unified Fabric, gives Savvis Cloud Data Center end-users the dynamic
infrastructure foundation they need to build, manage and connect public,
private and hybrid clouds in a secure and efficient manner."

Early client feedback reveals the Cloud Data Center experience balances
simplicity and cost benefits with flexibility and control. Cloudswell , for
example, signed up as a beta client and continues to use the service to meet
its customers' needs.

"We vetted many providers with great solutions in specific types of service
offerings, but chose Savvis Cloud Data Center based upon its ability to
provide top-tier services across many different service classes," said Roger
Hale, vice president of cloud services and chief information security officer
at Cloudswell. "Working with Savvis, we have employed a hybrid cloud solution
that provides scalability, flexibility and budgetary control with the
visibility and auditability to meet our customers' information security and
compliance requirements."

Savvis Cloud Data Center is part of a broad suite of scalable, on-demand cloud
services available through Savvis data centers across North America, Europe
and Asia.

Savvis offers a complete portfolio of IT solutions including managed hosting,
colocation, consulting services and CenturyLink's global network services. For
more information about Savvis Cloud Data Center, 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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