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Savvis Extends Cloud-Based Platform to Europe

Symphony Database Reduces Expenses and Complexity, Offers Instant Scalability

Savvis on Wednesday announced the availability of Savvis Symphony Database, a cloud-based database platform, in Europe.

Symphony Database, which Savvis unveiled in October 2011 in North America, brings the advantages of cloud computing to Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server environments without long-term licensing or server provisioning.

With just a few clicks, Symphony Database supplies everything necessary for a complete, secure database solution. Performance levels can be scaled up or down based on business needs, without interrupting operations, while providing performance guarantees and reduced costs compared with hosted database solutions.

"Savvis clients choose Symphony Database because of its quick availability, pay-as-you-go model and instant scalability translates into reduced database expenses and complexity," said Neil Cresswell, EMEA managing director at Savvis. "We bring Savvis' mission-critical expertise to the Symphony Database, providing performance levels and availability on par with your traditional data center."

Users can select from Oracle Enterprise 11G RAC or Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 for the underlying technology. The service is available to European clients through Savvis' U.K. data centre in Slough.

Symphony Database complements the VMware-based Savvis Symphony suite of enterprise cloud solutions and Savvis' commitment to global expansion. The European launch of Symphony Database follows the recent opening of Savvis' Frankfurt, Germany, data centre.

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.

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