CenturyLink, a telecommunications company in the United States specializing in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprise customers, is on a mission to make the power of cloud services accessible to everyone. The company is expanding its portfolio of Savvis cloud services to businesses of all sizes. In a release, it announced the forthcoming launch of savvisdirect, which is noted to meet the increasing demand for a simplified approach to cloud computing.
“Practicality and reliability are central to the always-on and consumption-based experience of savvisdirect,” Andrew Higginbotham, president, savvisdirect said in a statement.
“By offering a unique, frictionless approach to cloud, our goal is to make cloud adoption – from learning to purchasing to onboarding – simple and affordable. This is a cloud every business can use,” Higginbotham added.
Now in public beta test, savvisdirect offers scalable, affordable and easy-to-use cloud services. A range of cloud services, from virtual servers and storage, to e-mail and collaboration tools, as well as e-mail security and backup applications.
The personal Fast-forward On boarding support will help deploy applications, servers and storage based on how much - or how little - assistance one need. Business users, IT administrators and developers can enter savvisdirect's intuitive Web portal for immediate access to: On-demand virtual servers; A Software-as-a-Service marketplace; Click-to-buy storage services; Scalable application development platforms; and Services configuration and management.
CenturyLink provides data, voice and managed services in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network and multiple data centers for businesses and consumers. Through this expansion, CenturyLink aims to give its customers the flexibility to choose the service that is right for them.
The cloud solutions are expected to be commercially available throughout North America later this year, with expansion into Europe and Asia in 2013.
Back in 2011, CenturyLink acquired Savvis for $2.5 billion.
Edited by Brooke Neuman