ST. LOUIS, April 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Savvis, a CenturyLink company (NYSE: CTL) and global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises, today announced that Cognizant, a leading provider of information technology, consulting and business process outsourcing services, has selected Savvis cloud and data center services to further expand its capabilities to deliver cloud-based solutions.
Cognizant will combine Savvis' services with its market-leading remote infrastructure management, application, consulting and business process services to help its clients drive business transformation, and improve cost and operational efficiencies. Cognizant will use a combination of data center services and a private version of Savvis Symphony Virtual Private Data Center (VPDC), an enterprise-class cloud computing solution.
"Through this strategic agreement, Cognizant will be able to offer exceptional value to clients by pairing our unmatched enterprise-class cloud services with its own significant and established business solutions," said Bill Fathers, president of Savvis. "Cognizant's offering will span processes, systems and infrastructure, delivering business agility and value to its clients. We're excited to work with a best-in-class company like Cognizant on delivering fully integrated, global and market-leading solutions."
"We selected Savvis because of its proven, industry-leading enterprise-class cloud and data center services," said Robert J. Boles Jr., senior vice president of Cognizant's IT Infrastructure Services practice. "By combining Savvis' services with Cognizant's infrastructure services, we will be able to offer full-scale IT outsourcing solutions that transform our clients' existing IT infrastructure into a more flexible, agile and cost-effective utility computing environment."
Cognizant's private-label cloud and data center services will be delivered from Savvis' facilities in Washington, D.C., and London.
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.
CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States. The company provides broadband, voice, wireless and managed services to consumers and businesses across the country. It also offers advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLink™ Prism™ TV and DIRECTV brands. In addition, the company provides data, voice and managed services to enterprise, government and wholesale customers in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network and multiple data centers. CenturyLink is recognized as a leader in the network services market by key technology industry analyst firms, and is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises through Savvis, a CenturyLink company. CenturyLink's customers range from Fortune 500 companies in some of the country's largest cities to families living in rural America. Headquartered in Monroe, La., CenturyLink is an S&P 500 company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America's largest corporations.
Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) is a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services, dedicated to helping the world's leading companies build stronger businesses. Headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey (U.S.), Cognizant combines a passion for client satisfaction, technology innovation, deep industry and business process expertise, and a global, collaborative workforce that embodies the future of work. With over 50 delivery centers worldwide and approximately 137,700 employees as of December 31, 2011, Cognizant is a member of the NASDAQ-100, the S&P 500, the Forbes Global 2000, and the Fortune 500 and is ranked among the top performing and fastest growing companies in the world. Visit us online at www.cognizant.com or follow us on Twitter: Cognizant.