Savvis appoints Gery Messer managing director for Asia Pacific Messer to lead global and enterprise growth in region

SINGAPORE, Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Savvis, a CenturyLink company (NYSE: CTL) and global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions, today announced the appointment of Gery Messer as managing director for its Asia Pacific operations.

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Based in Singapore, Messer will lead strategic expansion initiatives in the region with focus on growing the global and enterprise business throughout Asia Pacific.

"Rapid business growth in Asia Pacific continues to fuel demand for cloud, colocation and managed IT services that help organizations reduce time to market, enable a distributed workforce and gain competitive edge," Messer said. "I look forward to driving innovation and positive business outcomes through the adoption of Savvis' technology solutions."

Messer joins Savvis from NGA, where he was responsible for all aspects of the company's Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa operations, including sales, marketing, research and development, and customer service. His nearly 30 years of international experience in technology and consulting organisations also includes leadership roles with Red Hat, EMC, Deloitte, SAP and IBM.

"With a broad set of flexible IT solutions and a diverse global data centre footprint, Savvis serves as the technology partner for many global enterprises operating in Asia Pacific," said James Parker, senior vice president, global sales and marketing, Savvis. "Gery brings a strong, well-recognised background in building teams and growing client relationships that fits well with our strategic goals in this region."

For more information about Savvis' Asia operations, visit www.savvis.sg.

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 www.savvis.com or www.centurylink.com.

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