ST. LOUIS, Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Savvis, a CenturyLink company (NYSE: CTL) and a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises, today announced it has been named the Americas recipient of a VMware Partner Network Award in the Service Provider Partner of the Year category.
"The collaboration between VMware and Savvis plays a fundamental role in providing businesses with robust cloud solutions that address their complex needs for scalable, agile infrastructure," said Andrew Higginbotham, chief technology officer, Savvis. "These businesses are the real winners of our collaboration, and we look forward to continued work with VMware and others as we deliver on our commitment to quality infrastructure solutions."
The award was presented at VMware Partner Exchange 2013, VMware's annual partner event, on Feb. 26 in Las Vegas. The awards acknowledge partners across 17 categories for their excellence in performance and distinctive achievements during 2012."We are pleased to recognize the achievements made in 2012 by members of the VMware partner ecosystem," said Dan Smoot, senior vice president, customer operations, VMware. "VMware Partner Exchange is dedicated to educating and equipping our partner ecosystem with the resources and insights they need to help deliver first class solutions for the software-defined datacenter in the coming year. We congratulate Savvis on winning a VMware Partner Network Award and we look forward to our mutual success in 2013." Savvis offers a full suite of enterprise-class cloud services through data centers strategically located around the world. From shared, dedicated and hybrid cloud solutions to fully virtualized data centers, Savvis Symphony cloud services are part of a complete portfolio of IT solutions including managed services, colocation, consulting services and network services. Savvis' collaboration with VMware has brought significant value to the enterprise landscape, most recently through its selection of VMware vFabric™ Application Director™ as the application-modeling component for its next generation of Savvis Symphony enterprise cloud solutions. VMware vFabric Application Director is a cloud-enabled application-provisioning solution with a self-service modeling and deployment interface that reduces deployment effort and ongoing application management for enterprises looking to increase business agility and maintain IT control through Savvis Symphony Cloud.