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[February 28, 2013]

Savvis Delivers Subscription-based Hosting Services for SAP HANA(R)

ST. LOUIS, Feb 28, 2013 (PR Newswire Europe via COMTEX) -- -- Hosting Arrangement Gives Businesses New Way to Tap Big Data via Savvis, an SAP-Certified Provider of Cloud and Hosting Services ST. LOUIS, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Savvis [http://www.savvis.co.uk/], a CenturyLink company and global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises, today announced it will offer global, subscription-based hosting services for the SAP HANA(R) platform.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111122/CG10879LOGO [http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111122/CG10879LOGO]) When accessing SAP HANA through hosting services provided by Savvis, global enterprises gain instant, real-time entry into a leading transactional and analytical database platform without the effort of owning and maintaining the infrastructure that supports it.

"Our subscription-based services for SAP HANA give enterprises the ultimate flexibility and scalability they need as data sets grow and analytics capabilities evolve," said Jeff Von Deylen, president of Savvis. "When organizations tap into SAP HANA through Savvis' hosting services, they reduce the costs of owning and maintaining expensive server hardware without losing control over their operating systems and application layers." SAP HANA is a real-time database platform that streamlines analytics, planning, and predictive and sentiment assessment to allow business to operate in real time.

As an SAP-certified provider of cloud and hosting services, Savvis will provide global enterprises with a cost-effective, on-demand hosting and cloud-based delivery model for mission-critical SAP applications.

To achieve this certification, Savvis' cloud infrastructure, physical and logical security measures, processes, portal and technical staff were subject to extensive testing by SAP. This process helped validate the operational integration of the cloud-computing platform and hosting capabilities with supported applications and worked to further ensure compliance with SAP's requirements for quality, availability and security.

"From email archives to ERP applications, global enterprises have a watershed of valuable information at their fingertips," said Kevin Ichhpurani, senior vice president, Ecosystem and Channels, SAP. "Savvis' cloud and hosting environment for SAP solutions, including SAP HANA, will help customers be more agile, providing additional operational efficiencies and choices in how to tap big data to move business forward." Under the arrangement, Savvis will procure, configure and provision the server hardware required to support SAP HANA, hosting the platform in a single environment within one or more of Savvis' more than 50 tightly controlled, secure data centers operated worldwide.

Savvis Foundation Hosting, part of the company's suite of managed hosting services [http://www.savvis.com/en-us/infrastructure-services/managed-hosting/infrastructure-as-a-service/dedicated/pages/home.aspx], enables this integration, combining the convenience and scalability of managed hosting with the control of colocation or in-house environments to remove the hassles of space, power, and hardware procurement and management.

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 CenturyLink(TM) Prism(TM) 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.

For more information, visit www.savvis.com [http://www.savvis.com/] or www.centurylink.com [http://www.centurylink.com/].

SAP, SAP HANA and all SAP logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries.

All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies.

SAP Forward-looking Statement Any statements contained in this document that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "expect," "forecast," "intend," "may," "plan," "project," "predict," "should" and "will" and similar expressions as they relate to SAP are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. SAP undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations The factors that could affect SAP's future financial results are discussed more fully in SAP's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including SAP's most recent Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the SEC. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of their dates.

CONTACT: Justin Lopinot, +1-314-628-7053, justin.lopinot@savvis.com Web site: http://www.savvis.com/

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