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CenturyLink appoints Jeff Von Deylen as president of Savvis

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CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) on Thursday named Jeff Von Deylen as the new president of Savvis, the telco's cloud and data center provider subsidiary.

Jeff Von Deylen, Savvis

Jeff Von Deylen (Image source: Savvis)

Von Deylen, a nine-year member of Savvis' management team, will take over the president role from Bill Fathers, who decided to leave the company after a transition period that ends in March.

Before being named president--an appointment that was made effective immediately--Von Deylen served as Savvis' senior vice president of global operations and client services.

Von Deylen came to Savvis in 2003 as the provider's CFO and a board member. As CFO from 2003 to 2009, he played a role in growing the company through various acquisitions, raising financing and expanding its data center and network footprint.

Von Deylen has also served in a number of financial and corporate development positions at energy, telecom and accounting firms including American Electric Power Co., GTS Telecommunications, Qwest Communications (now CenturyLink) and Arthur Andersen.

His appointment comes at a time when Savvis continues to expand its data center and footprint in the domestic United States and in various Asia-Pacific and European countries, including China and Germany.

During the third quarter, Savvis, which operates under CenturyLink's Enterprise Markets-Data Hosting segment, reported growth in both managed hosting (including cloud) and colocation services revenue. Driven by new sales in the financial and media segments, colocation and managed services rose 7.6 percent and 9.2 percent, to $113 million and $107 million, respectively.

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