ST. LOUIS, Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Savvis, a CenturyLink company (NYSE : CTL ) and a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises, today announced it has been named the Americas recipient of a VMware Partner Network Award in the Service Provider Partner of the Year category.
"The collaboration between VMware and Savvis plays a fundamental role in providing businesses with robust cloud solutions that address their complex needs for scalable, agile infrastructure," said Andrew Higginbotham, chief technology officer, Savvis. "These businesses are the real winners of our collaboration, and we look forward to continued work with VMware and others as we deliver on our commitment to quality infrastructure solutions."
The award was presented at VMware Partner Exchange 2013, VMware's annual partner event, on Feb. 26 in Las Vegas. The awards acknowledge partners across 17 categories for their excellence in performance and distinctive achievements during 2012.
"We are pleased to recognize the achievements made in 2012 by members of the VMware partner ecosystem," said Dan Smoot, senior vice president, customer operations, VMware. "VMware Partner Exchange is dedicated to educating and equipping our partner ecosystem with the resources and insights they need to help deliver first class solutions for the software-defined datacenter in the coming year. We congratulate Savvis on winning a VMware Partner Network Award and we look forward to our mutual success in 2013."
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.
Savvis' collaboration with VMware has brought significant value to the enterprise landscape, most recently through its selection of VMware vFabric™ Application Director™ as the application-modeling component for its next generation of Savvis Symphony enterprise cloud solutions.
VMware vFabric Application Director is a cloud-enabled application-provisioning solution with a self-service modeling and deployment interface that reduces deployment effort and ongoing application management for enterprises looking to increase business agility and maintain IT control through Savvis Symphony Cloud.
The relationship with VMware has also enhanced and expanded the Savvis Cloud Ecosystem Program to include vCloud API-compatible partners and cloud-ready applications from the VMware Cloud Applications Marketplace™. Launched in August 2012 at VMworld San Francisco, the program offers partner-based 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.
And in August, Savvis Symphony Virtual Private Data Center (VPDC) cloud services achieved VMware vCloud® Powered status, illustrating to clients that Savvis cloud offerings are underpinned by VMware's leading virtualization and cloud computing technology, VMware vSphere® and VMware vCloud Director®.
For more information about Savvis cloud services, visit http://cloud.savvis.com.
About VMware Partner Exchange 2013
VMware Partner Exchange 2013 is the leading global event for virtualization and cloud partners, bringing thousands of members from the VMware partner ecosystem together to discuss the future of the industry. With more than 200 sessions, including boot camps, breakouts, and workshops, as well as an extensive exhibitor pavilion, partners gain valuable insight on how to leverage new technologies to deliver the software-defined datacenter to customers. To learn more about VMware Partner Exchange, visit www.vmwarepartnerexchange.com
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.
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.
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