ST. LOUIS, Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Savvis, a CenturyLink company (NYSE: CTL), a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises, today announced a collaboration with VMware to expand the Savvis Enterprise Cloud Ecosystem Program to include cloud-ready applications from the VMware Cloud Applications Marketplace™. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111122/CG10879LOGO ) The VMware Cloud Applications Marketplace gives Savvis clients access to a wide variety of open-source packages and commercial applications contributed by leading software vendors, hardware vendors, content providers and system integrators. These applications can be easily deployed, scaled, managed and customized with VMware vFabric™ Application Director™, a leading cloud application provisioning solution. "The integration of our cloud ecosystem with the VMware Cloud Applications Marketplace significantly transforms and expands our application catalog," said David Shacochis, vice president of cloud platforms at Savvis. "This expansion of our relationship with VMware provides our customers direct access to a range of ready-to-use enterprise applications, ranging from content management and developer tools to middleware and collaboration frameworks." Savvis also announced it has selected VMware vFabric Application Director as the application-modeling component for its next generation of Savvis Symphony enterprise cloud solutions. A cloud-enabled application provisioning solution, VMware vFabric Application Director features a self-service modeling and deployment interface. Savvis customers can use this technology to provision multitier, complex applications into the Savvis Symphony cloud. This unique, model-driven approach reduces deployment effort and ongoing application maintenance time, increasing business agility and operational efficiency while maintaining IT control. "We frequently hear our customers talk about the importance of public cloud provider compatibility with their private cloud technology stack," said Ramin Sayar, vice president and general manager, cloud management, VMware. "We are pleased to have Savvis as a design partner as we ramp up our efforts to bring leading vendors together in the marketplace for offering a rich library of real-world applications on trusted cloud destinations." 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. The Savvis Enterprise Cloud Ecosystem Program, launched in August, offers cloud-governance and lifecycle-management solutions, including the ability to manage both on- and off-premise workloads.