ST. LOUIS, June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Savvis, a CenturyLink company (NYSE: CTL) and global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises, today announced the availability of Savvis Symphony Virtual Private Data Center (VPDC) cloud solutions to clients in Canada through Savvis' data center in Toronto.
"Savvis continues to experience rapidly increasing global demand – including in Canada – for our proven, enterprise-ready cloud services," said John Witte, vice president and regional leader, Canada. "The launch of Symphony VPDC on Canadian soil enables regional enterprises and global Savvis clients to improve their business agility through improved efficiency from their IT infrastructure."
Symphony VPDC is one of the industry's first enterprise-class virtual private data center cloud solutions with multi-tiered security, service and network profiles. The flexible service levels (Essential, Balanced and Premier) provide a range of features, support levels and performance to suit broad infrastructure profiles that enterprises demand. With industry-leading security elements, quality of service and service-level agreements (SLA), Symphony VPDC meets a range of needs including web hosting, test/development, mission-critical and other applications.
Symphony VPDC also can be integrated seamlessly to support hybrid cloud solutions that leverage Savvis' managed hosting, colocation and network services.
Meridian's Toronto-based software development division uses Symphony VPDC as a virtualized component of its overall IT solution to power its mzero software platform. Meridian, a kiosk and self-service device manufacturer, creates bundled self-service technology utilizing software and quality manufactured kiosk solutions.
"As a Savvis colocation client based in Toronto, moving to the cloud was a natural progression. And now, with Symphony VPDC available in Canada, our options for powering our mzero platform are even stronger," said Paul Burden, director of software development at Meridian. "Savvis provides us with industry-leading, flexible cloud and managed hosting solutions that meet our business requirements."
Leading analyst firm Gartner Inc. recently recognized Savvis as a Leader in two cloud-focused magic quadrants based on ability to execute and completeness of vision: the Magic Quadrant for Managed Hosting and the Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure as a Service.
Globally, Savvis operates a Tier 1 application transport network and more than 50 data centers with more than 2 million square feet of raised floor space designed to support enterprise IT operations.
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.