ST. LOUIS, April 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Savvis, a CenturyLink company (NYSE: CTL) and global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises, today announced that Cognizant, a leading provider of information technology, consulting and business process outsourcing services, has selected Savvis cloud and data center services to further expand its capabilities to deliver cloud-based solutions. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111122/CG10879LOGO) Cognizant will combine Savvis' services with its market-leading remote infrastructure management, application, consulting and business process services to help its clients drive business transformation, and improve cost and operational efficiencies. Cognizant will use a combination of data center services and a private version of Savvis Symphony Virtual Private Data Center (VPDC), an enterprise-class cloud computing solution. "Through this strategic agreement, Cognizant will be able to offer exceptional value to clients by pairing our unmatched enterprise-class cloud services with its own significant and established business solutions," said Bill Fathers, president of Savvis. "Cognizant's offering will span processes, systems and infrastructure, delivering business agility and value to its clients. We're excited to work with a best-in-class company like Cognizant on delivering fully integrated, global and market-leading solutions." "We selected Savvis because of its proven, industry-leading enterprise-class cloud and data center services," said Robert J. Boles Jr., senior vice president of Cognizant's IT Infrastructure Services practice. "By combining Savvis' services with Cognizant's infrastructure services, we will be able to offer full-scale IT outsourcing solutions that transform our clients' existing IT infrastructure into a more flexible, agile and cost-effective utility computing environment." Cognizant's private-label cloud and data center services will be delivered from Savvis' facilities in Washington, D.C., and London. 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.