Tuesday, December 4, 2012

CenturyLink Launches savvisdirect Cloud Services

CenturyLink  launched savvisdirect, a suite of cloud services aimed at businesses of all sizes.  The savvisdirect portfolio includes Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications, on-demand virtual servers, storage services and application development platforms. 

CenturyLink said its strategic advantage in cloud services comes from its national fiber network and the resources of savvis, the data center and consulting company it acquired last year.

"Practicality and reliability are central to the always-on and consumption-based experience of savvisdirect," said Andrew Higginbotham, president, savvisdirect. "By offering a unique, frictionless approach to cloud, our goal is to make cloud adoption – from learning to purchasing to onboarding – simple and affordable. This is a cloud every business can use."

Savvis has also launched a  Symphony Cloud Storage service built on the EMC Atmos platform and compatible with the EMC Atmos API framework,  The company has also introduced a Symphony Cloud Storage Partner Ecosystem featuring solutions from vendors such as Riverbed, which modernizes data protection and archiving; Oxygen Cloud, which enables smart file access on mobile devices for enterprises; and Panzura, which enables storage consolidation for global network-attached storage (NAS), archive and backup use cases.  Savvis' cloud storage is hosted in data centers in London, Singapore, Toronto, Washington, D.C., and Santa Clara, California. Symphony Cloud Storage complements the VMware-based Savvis Symphony suite of enterprise cloud solutions.


  • In 2004, Savvis (formerly DiamondNet) acquired the assets of Cable & Wireless USA, which included 3,000 marquis enterprise customers, 15 data centers, and significant consulting experience from Exodus Communications, a Tier 1 backbone.