Savvis and VMware to expand VMware vCloud® Hybrid Service™ locations and
deliver complementary hybrid cloud solutions
ST. LOUIS and SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 26, 2013
- CenturyLink to launch low-latency network services to connect VMware vCloud
ST. LOUIS and SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Today at VMworld®
2013, Savvis , a CenturyLink company (NYSE: CTL), and VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW)
announced they have expanded their partnership to include Savvis' adoption of
VMware vCloud® Hybrid Service™.
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During today's VMworld General Session keynote, VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger
announced the general availability of VMware vCloud Hybrid Service and
VMware's agreement with Savvis to be its hosting partner in the U.S. and
*By deploying instances of VMware vCloud Hybrid Service within Savvis'
North American data center footprint in 2013 and 2014
*By Savvis' adoption of VMware vCloud Hybrid Service in its cloud
*Through development of complementary, secure low-latency network services
for VMware vCloud Hybrid Service customers using the CenturyLink global
"Savvis is proud to expand our VMware partnership to integrate our offerings
with VMware vCloud® Hybrid Service™," said Jeff Von Deylen, president of
Savvis. "Customers using VMware vCloud Hybrid Service will benefit from our
broad portfolio of network, colocation, managed hosting, managed services and
cloud services to enable custom IT solutions. Hybrid cloud customers are
looking for the kind of secure, low-latency network connectivity solutions
that Savvis and CenturyLink can provide."
"Building on VMware's longstanding relationship with Savvis, this alliance
will enable new and existing business applications to run seamlessly both on-
and off-premises," said Bill Fathers, senior vice president and general
manager, Hybrid Cloud Services Business Unit, VMware. "Customers can gain new
data center locations for VMware vCloud® Hybrid Service™ and complementary
network, colocation, hosting and managed services from Savvis to accelerate
their move to cloud."
Savvis has a long history of technology integration with VMware to enable its
broad portfolio of VMware-based cloud products supporting a global customer
base. In the past year, Savvis:
*Launched the Savvis Cloud Ecosystem , which focuses on innovative
technology partners using VMware's vCloud API.
*Announced the global availability of Savvis Cloud Data Center , which is
based on the latest version of VMware vCloud Director orchestration
*Joined the Cloud Foundry advisory board , which was recently established
by Pivotal, to help guide the Cloud Foundry ecosystem as it fosters a
platform for developers in an open and innovative community.
For more information, visit www.savvis.com/vmware .
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
For more information, visit www.savvis.com or www.centurylink.com .
About VMware VMware (NYSE: VMW) is the leader in virtualization and cloud
infrastructure solutions that enable businesses to thrive in the Cloud Era.
Customers rely on VMware to help them transform the way they build, deliver
and consume Information Technology resources in a manner that is evolutionary
and based on their specific needs. With 2012 revenues of $4.61 billion, VMware
has more than 500,000 customers and 55,000 partners. The company is
headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the world and can be
found online at www.vmworld.com .
VMware, VMware vCloud, VMware vCloud Director, VMware vCloud Hybrid Service
and VMworld are registered trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and
other jurisdictions. Other marks and names mentioned herein may be trademarks
of their respective organizations. The use of the word "partner" or
"partnership" does not imply a legal partnership relationship between VMware
and any other company.
Forward-Looking Statements – VMware This press release contains
forward-looking statements including, among other things, statements regarding
the deployment of VMware vCloud Hybrid Services within Savvis' data center
footprint, its inclusion in the Savvis cloud orchestration roadmap and
itsavailability through the CenturyLink global network, the features and
potential benefits to customers and the potential impact on adoption of
cloud-based computing and the demand for VMware vCloud Hybrid Services . These
forward-looking statements are subject to the safe harbor provisions created
by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results could
differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a
result of certain risk factors, including but not limited to: (i) adverse
changes in general economic or market conditions; (ii) delays or reductions in
consumer or information technology spending; (iii) competitive factors,
including but not limited to pricing pressures, industry consolidation, entry
of new competitors into the virtualization and cloud computing markets, and
new product and marketing initiatives by our competitors; (iv) our customers'
ability to develop, and to transition to, new products and computing
strategies such as cloud computing; (v) the uncertainty of customer acceptance
of emerging technology; (vi) rapid technological and market changes in
virtualization software and platforms for cloud computing; (vii) our ability
to attract and retain highly qualified employees; and (viii) geopolitical
events and stability. These forward-looking statements are based on current
expectations and are subject to uncertainties and changes in condition,
significance, value and effect as well as other risks detailed in documents
filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our most recent
reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K that we may
file from time to time, which could cause actual results to vary from
expectations. VMware and Savvis assume no obligation to, and do not currently
intend to, update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this
Contact: Justin Lopinot, Savvis, a CenturyLink company, +1-314-628-7053,
firstname.lastname@example.org; Ken Lotich, VMware Global Communications,
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