Savvis Introduces Big Data Solutions

                     Savvis Introduces Big Data Solutions

Solutions suite unites enterprise-grade infrastructure with scalable, secure
managed services to power data analytics

PR Newswire

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 22, 2013

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Savvis, a CenturyLink company
(NYSE:CTL) and global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions,
today announced the availability of Savvis Big Data Solutions, a full suite of
services designed to help organizations glean the most value from their data.


Savvis Big Data Solutions gives enterprises and government organizations
access to the compute, storage and high-bandwidth network capabilities
required to power virtually any analytics application. The suite includes
Savvis' managed services for Cloudera and MapR platforms based on Apache

"Businesses wanting to transform their operations and customer experiences
through powerful, new analytics capabilities need a robust IT foundation,"
said Steve Garrou, vice president, global solutions management, at Savvis.
"Savvis Big Data Solutions helps organizations maximize value from their
analytics investments through scalable, secure infrastructure services that
deliver faster time to market for competing in today's dynamic marketplace."

Big Data Solutions offers hosted, fully managed hardware and software services
for optimizing data storage, integration, retrieval and analysis through:

  oEnterprise-grade Infrastructure-as-a-Service capabilities, including
    scalable compute and storage platforms, software and security services;
  oSecure, high-bandwidth network connectivity for accessing, integrating and
    processing massive amounts of data;
  oSoftware licensing and operations management for Cloudera and MapR
    distributions of Apache Hadoop, including configuration, monitoring,
    upgrades and security;
  oBig data planning and implementation services, including environment
    design, security planning and project management; and
  oConsulting services for client business-case development.

Savvis designed Big Data Solutions to respond to today's rapidly evolving
analytics technologies, which require substantial infrastructure and computing
power to operate.

"Big data strains the ability of technology to store, process and access
customer data," writes Forrester Research Inc. principal analysts Mike
Gualtieri and Noel Yuhanna in the July 2013 report, "Customer Engagement Can't
Begin Without A Next-Gen Customer Data Management Platform."

"The increasing volume, velocity and variety of data should be a boon for
customer data richness, but only if firms have the technology and processes to
collect, store, process and access it. Traditional data management approaches
often lag behind when it comes to huge data volumes, superfast data collection
or the analysis of customer events stored in different data formats," Gualteri
and Yuhanna write.

The availability of Savvis Big Data Solutions follows the introduction of
Savvis' expanded solutions portfolio, announced earlier this month. For more
information, 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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