SINGAPORE, Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Savvis, a CenturyLink company (NYSE: CTL) and global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises, today announced it will provide dual-site hosting capabilities to financial services clients through an arrangement with Singapore Exchange (SGX).

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Utilising data centres operated by Savvis and SGX in Singapore, the arrangement provides financial services clients with a single point of contact for a suite of Singapore-based IT infrastructure solutions that includes managed hosting, colocation and network services, as well as ultra-low latency connectivity to market services.

Both sites have successfully undergone third-party threat and vulnerability risk assessments, ensuring the Savvis-SGX dual-site hosting solution will meet the security and resiliency requirements of financial institutions.

"This strategic arrangement with SGX reaffirms Savvis' leadership in financial services as well as our commitment to expanding our presence in Singapore," said Mark Smith, managing director for Savvis Asia. "Together, we look forward to providing Singapore's financial market participants with secure, reliable enterprise-class solutions."

The Savvis-SGX arrangement offers clients the flexibility to approach Savvis as a service provider for ultra-low latency colocation services in the SGX Data Centre, in addition to dual-site general hosting and network services. This initiative enables customers to house their technology in two Singapore data centres, each connected to leading global exchanges and financial institutions.

"We are delighted to work closely with Savvis in promoting our ultra-low latency colocation services and to offer dual-site hosting to financial institutions, which is ideal for business continuity," said Tinku Gupta, head of market data and access at SGX.

For more information, visit http://www.savvis.sg.

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.

For more information, visit www.savvis.com or www.centurylink.com.

Source: Savvis