Savvis Recognized as a Leader in Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service Cloud Services a Key Part of Savvis' Complete Global IT Solutions Portfolio

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Savvis, a CenturyLink company (NYSE: CTL) and global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises, has been positioned by Gartner Inc. as a leader in the Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service.

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The report can be accessed at http://savvis.com/magic-quadrant-leader.

"Enterprises need perspective in today's competitive cloud landscape, and we consider our position in the Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service a strong testament of Savvis as a global cloud leader," said Bill Fathers, president of Savvis. "Enterprises turn to Savvis for the unmatched support and security that comes with having an extensive data center footprint, comprehensive suite of Symphony cloud services and high-performance global network integrated across our extensive portfolio of services."

Savvis offers a full suite of enterprise-class cloud services, 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 that includes managed services, colocation, consulting services and network services.

In addition, CenturyLink, Inc. and Savvis recently announced the beta launch of savvisdirect, a simplified approach to cloud computing that expands the portfolio of Savvis cloud services to businesses of all sizes.

Gartner analysts Lydia Leong, Douglas Toombs, Bob Gill, Gregor Petri and Tiny Haynes authored the Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service report, published on Oct. 18, 2012. Evaluation for the report was based on vendors' completeness of vision, including market understanding, offering strategy and innovation, among other criteria. The Magic Quadrant also assesses ability to execute, which includes capabilities, overall viability and customer experience.

About the Magic Quadrant
Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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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