LONDON, Sept. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Savvis, a CenturyLink Company (NYSE: CTL), today announced its cloud partnership agreement with Virgin Media Business.

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Through the agreement, Virgin Media Business will use Savvis Symphony Virtual Private Data Centre (VPDC), an enterprise-class cloud computing solution. Combined with Virgin Media Business' nationwide fibre-optic network and philosophy of giving clients simple advice and superior support in the way that works best for them, the service will enable U.K. organisations to free themselves of traditional IT infrastructure constraints.

"We are truly delighted that Virgin Media Business chose Savvis' enterprise-class solutions for its client base," said Neil Cresswell, EMEA managing director at Savvis, a global provider of cloud infrastructure, hosted IT solutions and colocation. "We are excited to extend our reach to new markets with Virgin Media Business. Our joint success will hopefully allow Savvis to establish similar long-term partnerships in Europe."

The agreement is part of the cloud-focused global Savvis Alliances Programme.

"Having compared all the major cloud vendors in the market, Savvis was the right choice to deliver the capabilities and support that our customers need," said Mark Heraghty, managing director of Virgin Media Business. "This launch marks our first step on a longer road as it's part of a cloud computing market strategy that's got all the right ingredients. We're backing this up with the largest nationwide fibre-optic network in the U.K., and Virgin Media's approach to delivering technology that fits customers' real needs in a simple way. We believe it will be a welcome tonic for businesses striving to be freed from the constraints placed on them by their IT infrastructure."

For more information about the Savvis Alliances Programme, visit www.savvis.com/alliances. In addition to providing details about the programme, the site includes a portal through which channel partners can access marketing, sales and technical materials.

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. The company provides broadband, voice and wireless services to consumers and businesses across the country and advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLink Prism TV and DIRECTV brands. In addition, the company provides data, voice and managed services to business, government and wholesale customers in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network and multiple data centers. CenturyLink also 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. For more information, visit www.centurylink.com.

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About Virgin Media Business

Virgin Media Business has the U.K.'s only nationwide fibre optic network, carrying 35 per cent of all business broadband traffic. Already able to reach 85 per cent of businesses in the U.K., Virgin Media Business has the ability to connect to all organisations. The largest business-to-business brand in the Virgin group, it prides itself on delivering innovative, high quality solutions that breakdown the barriers facing U.K. businesses today.

Staff are located at 40 offices across the country, meaning that Virgin Media Business really is closer to its customers. Organisations working with Virgin Media Business include Endsleigh, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Partnership, Nottingham Building Society, Wessex Water and Westminster City Council. Virgin Media Business is a fully approved and accredited supplier of Public Services Network (PSN), in accordance with the new Next Generation Network (NGN) 2-2-4 security standards and via the CESG Assured Service (Telecoms) scheme.

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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, Sept. 28, 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.

SOURCE Savvis, Inc.