Analyst Firm Recognizes Savvis as an Industry Leader for Managed Hosting in North America

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Savvis Managed Hosting and Cloud Services Help Companies Grow Their Businesses
ST. LOUIS,  April 15, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- Savvis, a CenturyLink company (NYSE:
CTL) and global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for
enterprises, has been positioned by Gartner Inc. as a leader in the Managed
Quadrant for Managed Hosting,  North America.


The report can be accessed at  

"We believe our industry leadership position reflects the trust companies have
in Savvis when they choose us to manage their business-critical applications,
content and IT infrastructure," said  Jeff Von Deylen, president, Savvis.
"Savvis employees know that every experience matters - to our clients' success
and to our success - and we take great pride in helping companies solve their
immediate business problems and plan for future growth through our consultative
approach and hybrid solutions."

As part of its  managed hosting services, 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 cloud services are part of a complete portfolio
of IT solutions. In  December 2012, the cloud portfolio expanded with the  U.S.
launch of savvisdirect, a simple, cost-effective cloud computing solution for
businesses of all sizes.

Gartner analysts  Douglas Toombs,  Lydia Leong,  Bob Gill,  Gregor Petri  and 
Tiny Haynes  authored the Magic Quadrant for Managed Hosting,  North America,
report, which was published  April 9, 2013. The report is based on vendors'
completeness of vision, including market understanding, product strategy and
innovation, among other criteria. The Magic Quadrant also assesses ability to
execute, which includes capabilities, overall viability and customer experience.

About the Magic Quadrant

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research
publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors
with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions
of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of
fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to
this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a
particular purpose.

About Savvis

Savvis, a CenturyLink company, provides industry-leading IT infrastructure
solutions that keep enterprises powered for business in today's ever-changing
global marketplace. Combining deep, proven experience with personal commitment,
Savvis delivers cloud, colocation and managed-hosting services over advanced
networks, enabling its clients to focus on their core environments and meet new
market opportunities.

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 CenturyLinkTM  PrismTM  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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