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Savvis Announces Enterprise Cloud Ecosystem Program Leading Ecosystem Providers Participating Include BMC Software, ServiceMesh and Rackware

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Savvis, a CenturyLink company (NYSE: CTL) and leader in global cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises, today announced details of its new Savvis Enterprise Cloud Ecosystem Program, which brings additional flexibility to Savvis' enterprise cloud computing environment through partnerships with innovative cloud technology providers.

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

"Enterprises seek comprehensive cloud governance and lifecycle management, including the ability to manage both on- and off-premise workloads – important capabilities that technology providers such as BMC Software, ServiceMesh and Rackware provide to our clients as part of the newly launched Savvis Enterprise Cloud Ecosystem Program," said Jonathan King, vice president of cloud solutions at Savvis. "We understand the demands of the enterprise market and listen to our customers to ensure their needs are met. In the future, we plan to augment this program with additional partners that will bring even more capabilities to our cloud platform."

In addition to BMC Software, ServiceMesh and Rackware, current technology providers participating in the Savvis Enterprise Cloud Ecosystem Program include Compuware, DataGardens, Racemi, RiverMeadow Software and ScaleXtreme. These technology providers 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.

"With the Savvis Cloud Ecosystem Program, our enterprise customers will be able to continue to leverage our software management tools to optimize their hybrid cloud deployments while also gaining additional product enhancements," said Tim Fessenden, BMC Software's area vice president of cloud and data center automation. "We have been collaborating for the past several months and already have a number of common customers with Savvis who are early adopters."

Savvis offers a full suite of enterprise-class cloud services, which are engineered and deployed to meet global computing needs. 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.

"Enterprises that are designing and implementing their private, public and hybrid cloud strategies need a cloud management platform that can provide extensible and auditable policy-based governance controls to mitigate risk exposure," said Jeff Drake, executive vice president of corporate development, cloud service providers, at ServiceMesh. "ServiceMesh's Agility Platform enables new self-service, on-demand IT operating models with the security, governance, transparency and policy controls enterprises require. The Savvis Enterprise Cloud Ecosystem Program enables us to work with Savvis to expand the number of customers moving their workloads safely into the cloud so they can achieve the strategic benefits of enterprise cloud computing."

For more information about the Savvis Enterprise Cloud Ecosystem Partner 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.

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