Steve Garrou, vice president of global solutions management at Savvis, a CenturyLink company (

Cognizant ( has selected Savvis’ cloud infrastructure service to offer enhanced business value and agility to its clients. By combining Savvis services with its market-leading remote infrastructure management, application, consulting and business process services, Cognizant will enable its clients accelerate business transformation, improve IT costs and achieve even greater operational efficiencies.

Our relationship with Cognizant complements Savvis go-to-market strategy to bring Savvis cloud services to new markets that need greater IT efficiencies and utility-based infrastructure. Savvis values a deep, strong relationship with Cognizant, and we look forward to Cognizant clients discovering the power that enterprise cloud services offers to unleash greater business agility.

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, paired with Cognizant’s significant and robust business solutions. The private-label cloud and data center services will be delivered from Savvis’ facilities in Washington, D.C., and London.

Cognizant’s offering will include processes, systems and infrastructure and will provide fully integrated, global and market-leading solutions. As Robert J. Boles, senior vice president of Cognizant’s IT Infrastructure cites, “By combining Savvis’ services with Cognizant’s infrastructure services, Cognizant 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.”

At Savvis, I run our Strategic IT Outsourcing (ITO) team, which works with large enterprises to create an IT infrastructure solution that is tailored to make businesses more agile, flexible and innovative. We do this through flexible contract terms, pay-per-use utility models, support for hybrid infrastructures, our broad product portfolio and our global network and data centers. We also have a dedicated team of IT outsourcing specialists, who are experienced in helping companies maximize IT flexibility, mitigate risk and grow globally. This strategic relationship with Cognizant is a key component in enabling enterprises worldwide to achieve exceptional value and greater return on investment from their IT infrastructure.