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Savvis strengthens European presence with three executive appointments

LONDON, Aug. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Savvis, a CenturyLink company (NYSE: CTL) and global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions, has strengthened its international leadership team in Europe with the executive appointments of Ian Bryant, Eric McDougal and Nick Barley.



Each leader is charged with driving growth in Savvis cloud, managed hosting and colocation services across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.

With 25 years of management experience, Ian Bryant joins Savvis as vice president of advanced services in EMEA. He previously worked for Cognizant Technology Solutions, where he was responsible for the company's IT infrastructure services practice in Europe. Before that, Bryant spent more than 10 years at Capgemini, most recently as vice president, responsible for central United Kingdom government outsourcing.

Eric McDougal joins Savvis as vice president of sales, EMEA, having amassed an exceptional record of exceeding quota performance during his five years leading Savvis' sales team in the United States. Prior to joining Savvis, he served in various leadership positions with Daugherty Business Solutions, Wipro Technologies and CSC.

Nick Barley joins Savvis as vice president of international marketing, covering EMEA and Asia Pacific. Barley has more than 25 years of experience in the IT industry, having held various senior leadership roles in international marketing for Microsoft, Oracle, Computer Associates and Hewlett-Packard. Most recently, Barley served as vice president, EMEA marketing, for Juniper Networks.

"Ian, Eric and Nick are powerful additions to our team, focused on accelerating demand for Savvis EMEA's global IT infrastructure solutions," said James Parker, senior vice president, global sales and marketing, Savvis. "It's crucial that we maintain focus on what our clients want and need today and in the years ahead. I am confident these leaders will further Savvis' position in meeting the unique IT requirements of businesses in Europe."

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About Savvis
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.

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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