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Posadas Selects Savvis for Strategic IT Outsourcing, Broad Range of Flexible Solutions

ST. LOUIS, July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Savvis, a CenturyLink company (NYSE: CTL) and global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises, today announced that Posadas, Mexico's leading hotel operator, has selected Savvis as its IT infrastructure outsourcing provider.

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Posadas will migrate and consolidate its IT from its data center infrastructure to cloud-centered solutions hosted in a Savvis data center in Dallas. Posadas will employ a combination of Savvis' enterprise-class services, including Symphony Dedicated private cloud, hosting, storage and security.

"Posadas' rapid expansion and growth in Mexico, with nine new hotel openings in 2012, requires an agile, flexible, reliable and secure technology platform. As we considered potential service providers, it quickly became clear that Savvis' cloud services portfolio aligns with our vision and business goals with a broad range of flexible enterprise-class solutions that will allow us to be successful in transitioning to a corporate cloud computing model," said Leopoldo Toro Bala, CIO at Posadas.

"We are excited to work with Posadas on an all-encompassing IT infrastructure solution that is tailored to make the company more agile and innovative," said Steve Garrou, vice president of global solutions management at Savvis. "As the Posadas business continues to evolve, Savvis' cloud and IT infrastructure solutions will offer them the maximum IT flexibility needed to support their long-term business growth."

Burstorm, which specializes in helping enterprises move to the cloud, provided an implementable cloud strategy in 118 days and continues to serve as a trusted adviser to Posadas.

"We see the shift to cloud computing as today's version of the shift to the client-server model that took place 20 years ago," said Brandon Abbey, chief executive officer of Burstorm. "We look forward to continuing to work with Savvis and other top tier compute, storage, data center and network cloud service providers to deliver the cloud services our customers need."

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. The company provides broadband, voice, wireless and managed services to consumers and businesses across the country. It also offers advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLink(TM) Prism(TM) TV and DIRECTV brands. In addition, the company provides data, voice and managed services to enterprise, government and wholesale customers in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network and multiple data centers. CenturyLink is recognized as a leader in the network services market by key technology industry analyst firms, and is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises through Savvis, a CenturyLink company. CenturyLink's customers range from Fortune 500 companies in some of the country's largest cities to families living in rural America. Headquartered in Monroe, La., CenturyLink is an S&P 500 company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America's largest corporations.

For more information, visit www.savvis.com or www.centurylink.com.

About Posadas
Posadas, Mexico's leading hotel operator with more than four decades in the hotel marketplace, operates 102 properties in Mexico and more than 17,000 guestrooms in more than 50 beach and city destinations. The company manages 20 percent of its rooms in the tourism segment under its five hotel brands -- Live Aqua, Fiesta Americana Grand, Fiesta Americana, Fiesta Inn and Hoteles One. Hotelera Posadas has been listed on the Mexican Stock Exchange since 1992, with the ticker symbol "POSADAS." For additional information, visit http://posadas.com.

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