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Savvis Unveils Virtual Hosting Services for China

Companies to Gain Speed, Performance of Web Presence in China

HONG KONG, Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Savvis, a CenturyLink company (NYSE: CTL) and leader in global cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises, today expanded its website hosting capabilities for global brands that need a web presence in China.

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Companies that host their web content using cloud computing, managed hosting or colocation at one of Savvis' data centers in Hong Kong, Singapore or Tokyo can now take advantage of virtual hosting services that simplify the process of getting web content into China while also achieving the end-user experience benefits of a local web presence.

Complex local rules, poor interconnectivity and latency issues at international gateways plague foreign websites directed at China, impacting page loads and speed for consumers throughout the country. In addition, many global brands with online businesses face difficulty obtaining licenses for hosting content within China.

"Chief marketing officers know that China is one of the most desirable markets in the world, but complicated regulations and other issues prevent their e-commerce sites, online product promotions and other web content from reaching this coveted audience," said Mark Smith, managing director, Asia, at Savvis. "Savvis' new virtual hosting service expands our array of enterprise-class offerings, making it easy for companies to enter the Chinese market and satisfy the consumer appetite for websites of foreign brands."

A website-acceleration solution enables the virtual hosting services, using caching and dynamic delivery technologies to distribute web content to end-users in China through a widespread network of in-country content delivery network (CDN) nodes.

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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.

About CenturyLink
CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by technology industry analyst firms. The company is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprise customers. 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. The company also offers advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLink Prism TV and DIRECTV brands. Headquartered in Monroe, La., CenturyLink is an S&P 500 company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America's largest corporations.

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