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Savvis Brand is Retired, Becomes CenturyLink Technology Solutions

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The name “Savvis” is no more, as CenturyLink has undergone a rebranding to reflect the full spectrum of the company’s offerings. The new name for the data center services will be CenturyLink Technology Solutions.

“We are pleased to become CenturyLink Technology Solutions, as aligning our brand with CenturyLink demonstrates the deeper ties to the broad portfolio of IT solutions that we collectively deliver for businesses,” said Jeff Von Deylen, president of CenturyLink Technology Solutions. “While we are extremely proud of our nearly 20-year legacy operating as Savvis within the industry, we value CenturyLink’s extensive market leadership and look forward to operating under one brand to continue helping businesses become more agile, secure and sustainable with integrated solutions that deliver bottom-line results.”

The big news is that the company is retiring the Savvis brand. CenturyLink has been putting together a cloud strategy over the years, adding Platform as a Service provider AppFog and Infrastructure as a Service platform provider Tier 3. CenturyLink acquired Savvis in 2011, which was its first big cloud move.  The company continues to invest in opening of new data centers around the world and ongoing, aggressive expansion into new markets.

“CenturyLink Technology Solutions will remain the distinct data hosting operating segment within CenturyLink. Said Von Deylen. “Though our name is changing, our customers will continue to be served by the same account teams providing the same excellent levels of service and experience that enterprises have come to expect from us.”

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