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Savvis Bolsters Enterprise Cloud Ecosystem Program through VMware Cloud Applications Marketplace™

- Collaboration Gives Clients Direct Access to Wide Array of Enterprise Cloud Applications

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Savvis, a CenturyLink company (NYSE: CTL), a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises, today announced a collaboration with VMware to expand the Savvis Enterprise Cloud Ecosystem Program to include cloud-ready applications from the VMware Cloud Applications Marketplace™.

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The VMware Cloud Applications Marketplace gives Savvis clients access to a wide variety of open-source packages and commercial applications contributed by leading software vendors, hardware vendors, content providers and system integrators. These applications can be easily deployed, scaled, managed and customized with VMware vFabric™ Application Director™, a leading cloud application provisioning solution.

"The integration of our cloud ecosystem with the VMware Cloud Applications Marketplace significantly transforms and expands our application catalog," said David Shacochis, vice president of cloud platforms at Savvis. "This expansion of our relationship with VMware provides our customers direct access to a range of ready-to-use enterprise applications, ranging from content management and developer tools to middleware and collaboration frameworks."

Savvis also announced it has selected VMware vFabric Application Director as the application-modeling component for its next generation of Savvis Symphony enterprise cloud solutions. A cloud-enabled application provisioning solution, VMware vFabric Application Director features a self-service modeling and deployment interface.

Savvis customers can use this technology to provision multitier, complex applications into the Savvis Symphony cloud. This unique, model-driven approach reduces deployment effort and ongoing application maintenance time, increasing business agility and operational efficiency while maintaining IT control.

"We frequently hear our customers talk about the importance of public cloud provider compatibility with their private cloud technology stack," said Ramin Sayar, vice president and general manager, cloud management, VMware. "We are pleased to have Savvis as a design partner as we ramp up our efforts to bring leading vendors together in the marketplace for offering a rich library of real-world applications on trusted cloud destinations."

Savvis offers a full suite of enterprise-class cloud services through data centers strategically located around the world. From shared, dedicated and hybrid cloud solutions to fully virtualized data centers, Savvis Symphony cloud services are part of a complete portfolio of IT solutions including managed services, colocation, consulting services and network services.

The Savvis Enterprise Cloud Ecosystem Program, launched in August, offers cloud-governance and lifecycle-management solutions, including the ability to manage both on- and off-premise workloads.

Through the ecosystem, Savvis' cloud clients gain access to leading orchestration, brokerage, management and governance solutions that complement their private, hybrid and public cloud environments.

Technology providers participating in Savvis' ecosystem have made their offerings available to Savvis clients and, in return, gain complimentary access to Savvis Symphony VPDC cloud capacity for API integration and testing, along with direct access to Savvis' product management and engineering teams. Upon completion of successful integration with the Savvis API, the technology providers gain access to Savvis sales and marketing resources.

For more information about the Savvis Enterprise Cloud Ecosystem Program, visit www.savvis.com/cloud-ecosystem.

About Savvis

Savvis, a CenturyLink company, is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises. Nearly 2,500 unique clients, including more than 30 of the top 100 companies in the Fortune 500, use Savvis to reduce capital expense, improve service levels and harness the latest advances in cloud computing.

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.

VMware, VMware vFabric, Cloud Applications Marketplace and Application Director are registered trademarks and/or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and/or other jurisdictions. The use of the word "partner" or "partnership" does not imply a legal partnership relationship between VMware and any other company.

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