Savvis Cloud data center launched for enterprises

Savvis has launched Savvis Cloud Data Center, a virtual data center service built on VMware vCloud Director 5.1 and Cisco’s Unified Data Center technologies.

The CenturyLink company (CTL) seeks to offer businesses a simplified platform for complex hybrid cloud solutions.

Savvis Cloud Data Center enables users to flexibly build software-defined data center services that manage compute capabilities, storage, network connectivity and security operations.

“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,” said Andrew Higginbotham, chief technology officer at Savvis.

Cloud Data Center standardizes to VMware vCloud Director 5.1, simplifying workload migration and integration. It runs on Cisco’s Unified Computing System (UCS), which taps the full potential of virtualization and cloud platforms through total infrastructure abstraction and API-driven automation.

“Cloud Data Center, built on vCloud Director 5.1, can provide businesses with a simple and flexible platform for hybrid cloud delivery that enables control and choice on where to run applications and effective asset protection through true data center extensibility,” said Dave O’Callaghan, senior vice president of Global Channels and Alliances, VMware.

“The integration of Cisco’s Unified Data Center technologies, such as UCS and Unified Fabric, gives Savvis Cloud Data Center end-users the dynamic infrastructure foundation they need to build, manage and connect public, private and hybrid clouds in a secure and efficient manner,” said Giuliano Di Vitantonio, vice president, data center and cloud solutions marketing, Cisco.

Cloudswell, for example, signed up as a beta client and continues to use the service to meet its customers’ needs.

“We vetted many providers with great solutions in specific types of service offerings, but chose Savvis Cloud Data Center based upon its ability to provide top-tier services across many different service classes,” said Roger Hale, vice president of cloud services and chief information security officer at Cloudswell.

Savvis Cloud Data Center is part of a broad suite of scalable, on-demand cloud services available through Savvis data centers across North America, Europe and Asia.

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