Friday, June 14, 2013

Savvis Acquires AppFog for Enabling Apps in the Cloud

Savvis, the data center and IT infrastructure division of CenturyLink, has acquired AppFog, a Platform-as-a-Service provider that is hosting more than 150,000 applications.  Financial terms were not disclosed.

AppFog, which is based in Portland, Oregon, offers an app-to-cloud enablement platform that supports multiple programming languages (Java, .NET, Node, Ruby, Python, PHP, etc) and ensures interoperability between public and private cloud environments. The acquisition adds AppFog's Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) capabilities to the Savvis Cloud product catalog.

"AppFog leads the way in Platform-as-a-Service capabilities and continues to see strong adoption in the developer community," said Jeff Von Deylen, president of CenturyLink's Savvis organization. "Combining AppFog's market-leading Platform-as-a-Service capabilities with Savvis' industry-leading Infrastructure-as-a-Service cloud services and CenturyLink's global network will enable developers to securely and reliably operate and connect the applications they build and deploy."