Savvis, a CenturyLink company (NYSE: CTL) announced that Cognizant, a provider of information technology, consulting and business process outsourcing services, has selected Savvis cloud and data center services to further expand its capabilities to deliver cloud-based solutions.
Cognizant will combine Savvis’ services with its market-leading remote infrastructure management, application, consulting and business process services to help its clients drive business transformation, and improve cost and operational efficiencies. Cognizant will use a combination of data center services and a private version of Savvis Symphony Virtual Private Data Center (VPDC), an enterprise-class cloud computing solution.
“Through this strategic agreement, Cognizant will be able to offer exceptional value to clients by pairing our unmatched enterprise-class cloud services with its own significant and established business solutions,” said Bill Fathers, president of Savvis. “Cognizant’s offering will span processes, systems and infrastructure, delivering business agility and value to its clients. We’re excited to work with a best-in-class company like Cognizant on delivering fully integrated, global and market-leading solutions.”
“We selected Savvis because of its proven, industry-leading enterprise-class cloud and data center services,” said Robert J. Boles Jr., senior vice president of Cognizant’s IT Infrastructure Services practice. “By combining Savvis’ services with Cognizant’s infrastructure services, we will be able to offer full-scale IT outsourcing solutions that transform our clients’ existing IT infrastructure into a more flexible, agile and cost-effective utility computing environment.”
Cognizant’s private-label cloud and data center services will be delivered from Savvis’ facilities in Washington, D.C., and London.
Dan Foster, President of Business Markets at MegaPath Corporatio, was selected as one of CRN Magazine’s 2012 Channel Chiefs. This list recognizes the most influential leaders in the IT channel that are directly responsible for driving channel sales and growth within their organizations.
“The channel community is a valuable resource for both end users, as well as vendors, and at MegaPath we go to great lengths to ensure our partners know that they are appreciated,” said Foster. “Whether it’s by providing new support programs or enhancing our product offerings, we are consistently increasing the value the channel receives from MegaPath and this award from CRN is a testament to our commitment.”
During his time with MegaPath, Foster has set the direction and strategy of the company’s products, marketing, and direct and channel sales divisions. In 2011, Foster led the launch of the company’s new Premier Support Program, a program that helps streamline communication channels for Master Agents, and other channel-friendly initiatives to help partners maximize revenue with MegaPath’s voice, data and security offerings.
“The 2012 Channel Chiefs list recognizes vendor executives dedicated to driving channel programs in the IT marketplace,” said Kelley Damore, VP, Editorial Director, UBM Channel. “Our annual Channel Chiefs issue is a must-read for IT solution providers evaluating new vendors or looking to expand solution offerings. These are the people, the products and the programs that any savvy solution provider needs to know. We congratulate this year’s Channel Chiefs for their stellar record of business innovation applaud them for their continued dedication to the partner community.”
MegaPath’s services are consistently recognized within the technology industry. Most recently, the company’s Hosted Voice service won a 2011 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year award. The solution also won received a 2011 INTERNET TELEPHONY Excellence Award from TMCNet. In addition, Hosted Voice was selected as the best product in the VoIP and Unified Communications category for Network Products Guide’s 2011 Hot Companies and Best Products awards. See the MegaPath awards page.
Cisco today announced a new green data center in Allen, Texas, with an architecture deploying Cisco’s entire data center technology portfolio spanning computing, switching, and data storage access to support Cisco’s internal private cloud and deliver Information Technology (IT) as a service. The new data center demonstrates the value of a network-based approach through improved resilience, performance and use of resources, while delivering IT services such as video, mobility, security, and collaboration to Cisco employees, customers, partners, and other constituents.