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Savvis introduces Cloud Data Center service

Nurdianah Md Nur | July 29, 2013
Available globally, the service offers businesses a simplified platform for complex hybrid cloud solutions.

Savvis — a CenturyLink company and cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions provider — has today announced that its Savvis Cloud Data Center is now available globally.

Savvis Cloud Data Center is a virtual data centre service that offers businesses a simplified platform for complex hybrid cloud solutions. It is part of a suite of scalable, on-demand cloud services available through Savvis data centres across North America, Eutope and Asia.

With this service, users are able to build software-defined data centre services that manage compute capabilities, storage, network connectivity and security operations.

Andrew Higginbotham, CTO at Savvis, said the service is aimed at businesses relying on VMware technologies and looking to migrate applications hosted on-premise into the cloud. "Designed for customers who rely on VMware technologies, Savvis Cloud Data Center streamlines extensions into the cloud with easy-to-use familiar interfaces and tools for scaling performance to their needs."

As Savvis Cloud Data Center is built on VMware vCloud Director 5.1, workload migration and integration is simplified. The service enables businesses "to control and choose where to run applications and protect their asset through data centre extensibility," said Dave O'Callaghan, senior vice-president of Global Channels and Alliances, VMware.

Savvis Cloud Data Center also runs on Cisco's Unified Computing System. This provides end-users the "infrastructure foundation they need to build, manage and connect public, private and hybrid clouds in a secure manner", said Giuliano Di Vitantonio, Cisco's vice president of data centre and cloud solutions marketing.


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