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CIBER Partners with Savvis to Provide Cloud-Based and Hosted Data Center and Network Services Global Capability Expands CIBER's Ability to Meet Demand

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo., Sept. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CIBER, Inc. (NYSE: CBR) has signed an agreement with Savvis, a CenturyLink company (NYSE: CTL) and a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises, that will allow CIBER to extend its world-wide data center and networking capacity to meet client demand now and in the future.

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Today's businesses are looking for flexibility in locating portions of their workloads in multiple geographies. Placement within a geographic location is driven by security requirements to retain data and applications in-country, low-latency requirements for high-speed applications, or the need to develop a disaster recovery strategy across multiple locations.

"CIBER was searching for a global partner who specialized in cloud computing infrastructure and data center management with many facilities around the world," said Cynthia Boucher, senior vice president and general manager of CIBER's IT outsourcing division. "As a Gartner Magic Quadrant market leader for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service and Web Hosting, Savvis has the reputation and capacity that will support CIBER's growth in this market. And, with CenturyLink's recently announced acquisition of Savvis, CIBER will also be able to leverage a significant worldwide MPLS and advanced fiber network linking Savvis' data centers."

The Savvis and CenturyLink combined infrastructure extends to 45 countries and includes 48 data centers located in North America, Europe and Asia, encompassing more than 1.9 million square feet of raised floor space, a private network supporting multiple application service levels and Tier-1 OC-192 Internet backbone. Savvis can provide co-location (including basic space, power, and telecommunications), a dedicated hosting model, an op-ex model, public and private clouds, and meets today's growing information security, privacy and regulatory requirements.  

"Savvis provides enterprise-class infrastructure services for CIBER to deliver cloud-based solutions to the market," said Jaywant Rao, vice president of global alliances for Savvis. "CIBER is providing high business value to its clients through practical and innovative approaches to meeting IT challenges. We are excited to partner with CIBER as an integral part of the Savvis Alliances Program."

CenturyLink, Savvis's parent company, is the third largest telecommunications company in the U.S. and among the Fortune 500 list of America's largest corporations. The company provides broadband, voice and wireless services to consumers and businesses across the country. In addition, the company provides data, voice and managed services to business, government and wholesale customers in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network and multiple data centers. 

"This deal positions CIBER as an even greater player on the global outsourcing stage," said Tony Ferrigno, vice president of global sales and solutions for the IT outsourcing division at CIBER. "With service and expertise from CIBER and infrastructure and network from Savvis and CenturyLink, clients will benefit from an end-to-end, integrated solution that is robust, flexible and scalable to meet their needs today and in the future. Add all the other CIBER services – such as application development, vertical industry expertise, technology innovation, ERP solutions, and global capabilities – we have the entire IT stack covered from bottom to top."

CIBER is exhibiting at the Gartner Outsourcing and Vendor Management Summit in Orlando, Fla. from Sept. 12 – 14. On Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 10:45 a.m. CIBER and Savvis will jointly host a roundtable discussion at the conference titled "Innovations in Outsourcing: Impact of the Cloud on Managed Services."

In the outsourcing space, CIBER is a challenger in the Gartner Magic Quadrants for Help Desk and Desktop Support.

Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service and Web Hosting, L. Leong, T. Chamberlin, December 22, 2010.

Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for Help Desk Outsourcing, North America, William Maurer, Bryan Britz, Helen Huntley, David Edward Ackerman, March 29, 2011.

Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for Desktop Outsourcing Services, North America, William Maurer, Bryan Britz, Helen Huntley, David Edward Ackerman, June 22, 2011.

About the Magic Quadrant

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2010 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About CIBER, Inc.

CIBER, Inc. is a global information technology consulting, services and outsourcing company applying practical innovation through services and solutions that deliver tangible results for both commercial and government clients. Services include application development and management, ERP implementation, change management, project management, systems integration, infrastructure management and end-user computing, as well as strategic business and technology consulting. Founded in 1974 and headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado, CIBER has more than 8,500 employees and operates in 19 countries, serving clients in North America, Europe and Asia/Pacific. Annual revenue in 2010 was $1.1 billion. CIBER trades on the New York Stock exchange (NYSE: CBR), and is included in the Russell 2000 Index and the S&P Small Cap 600 Index. For more information, visit www.ciber.com.

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. For more information, visit www.savis.com or www.centurylink.com.

SOURCE CIBER, Inc.



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