Savvis Introduces Big Data Solutions

                     Savvis Introduces Big Data Solutions

  PR Newswire

  ST. LOUIS, Oct. 22, 2013

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

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

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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
Hadoop .

"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:

  *Enterprise-grade Infrastructure-as-a-Service capabilities, including
    scalable compute and storage platforms, software and security services;
  *Secure, high-bandwidth network connectivity for accessing, integrating and
    processing massive amounts of data;
  *Software licensing and operations management for Cloudera and MapR
    distributions of Apache Hadoop, including configuration, monitoring,
    upgrades and security;
  *Big data planning and implementation services, including environment
    design, security planning and project management; and
  *Consulting 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 corporations.

For more information, visit or .

Contact: Emily Acquisto, +1-314-628-7266,
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