ST. LOUIS, Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Savvis, Inc. (Nasdaq: SVVS), a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises, and Bharti airtel Limited, a leading global telecommunications company, announced today the two have joined forces to launch a major new strategic managed hosting and cloud computing initiative in India.

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The agreement will expand access to Savvis' wide range of managed hosting and cloud services to enterprises operating in or expanding into India. Savvis will extend its infrastructure and service platforms in existing airtel data centers throughout India and establish local operations teams to support both local and global clients.

Savvis expects to begin the rollout of its services through airtel's Bangalore data center in early 2011 with future expansion into other airtel data centers located in New Delhi, Pune, Mumbai and Chennai.

Bharti airtel, India's leading integrated telecom company with operations in 19 countries across Asia and Africa, has transformed the telecom sector with its world-class services built on leading-edge technologies.    

"India is a huge potential market that requires the scale and local reach that only airtel with Savvis' enterprise-grade cloud platform can deliver," said Jim Ousley, chairman and CEO of Savvis. "Our global clients have been asking us for capabilities in India, and partnering with airtel enables us to provide the quality facilities and support both our clients and theirs require. This collaboration not only enables us to leverage airtel's existing infrastructure and client reach, but also its reputation as one of the best known and admired brands in India."

In addition to providing world-class data center facilities and unsurpassed bandwidth capacity and network support, airtel will resell Savvis managed hosting and cloud services to India-based clients.

"Our strategic partnership with Savvis is a major leap forward and will unlock the potential of the rapidly-growing hosted IT services market in the country," said Drew Kelton, president, enterprise services at Bharti airtel. "Our world-class network connectivity and next generation data center architecture, combined with Savvis' technical expertise, will help us to offer best-in-class hosting and security services to our customers. This is a reiteration of our commitment of continuously offering innovative and scalable solutions for our customers in this dynamic business environment."

About Savvis

Savvis, Inc. (Nasdaq: SVVS) is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises. Nearly 2,500 unique clients, including 32 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. For more information, please visit www.savvis.net.

About Bharti airtel

Bharti airtel Limited is a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 19 countries across Asia and Africa. The company offers mobile voice and data services, fixed line, high speed broadband, IPTV, DTH, turnkey telecom solutions for enterprises and national and international long distance services to carriers. Bharti airtel has been ranked among the six best performing technology companies in the world by Business Week. Bharti airtel had over 205 million customers across its operations at the end of 2010. To know more, please visit www.airtel.in.

Forward-Looking Statements

This document contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including with respect to the timing and magnitude of future expansion. Actual results may differ materially from expectations. The forward-looking statements contained in this document speak only as of the date of publication, Feb. 7, 2011. Subsequent events and developments may cause the company's forward-looking statements to change, and the company will not undertake efforts to revise those forward-looking statements to reflect after this date.

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