Savvis, VMWare Collaborate in the Cloud

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Savvis and VMWare are collaborating to expand the Savvis Enterprise Cloud Ecosystem program to include cloud-ready applications from the VMware Cloud Applications Marketplace.

VMware says its marketplace gives Savvis clients access to a variety of open-source packages and commercial applications contributed by leading software vendors, hardware vendors, content providers and system integrators. These applications can be easily deployed, scaled, managed and customized with VMware vFabric Application Director, a cloud application provisioning solution, the company said.

"The integration of our cloud ecosystem with the VMware Cloud Applications Marketplace significantly transforms and expands our application catalog," said David Shacochis, vice president of cloud platforms at Savvis. "This expansion of our relationship with VMware provides our customers direct access to a range of ready-to-use enterprise applications, ranging from content management and developer tools to middleware and collaboration frameworks."

CenturyLink-owned Savvis also announced it has selected VMware vFabric Application Director as the application-modeling component for its next generation of Savvis Symphony enterprise cloud solutions. VMware vFabric Application Director is a cloud-enabled application provisioning solution that features a self-service modeling and deployment interface.

Savvis customers can use this technology to provision multitier, complex applications into the Savvis Symphony cloud. This approach reduces deployment effort and ongoing application maintenance time, increasing business agility and operational efficiency while maintaining IT control, Savvis said.

The Savvis Enterprise Cloud Ecosystem Program, launched in August, offers cloud-governance and life-cycle management solutions, including the ability to manage both on- and off-premise workloads. Through the ecosystem, Savvis' cloud clients gain access to leading orchestration, brokerage, management and governance solutions that complement their private, hybrid and public cloud environments.

Both companies sell through channel partners.

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