Savvis brings its cloud-based database to the Asia Pacific market

Savvis, CenturyLink's (NYSE: CTL) data center and cloud provider subsidiary, is giving customers that have operations in the Asia Pacific region access to its Cloud Application Database service, one that enables businesses to quickly get access to an operational database or disaster recovery solution.

Two of the potential advantages of the extended database service are cutting costs and time.

Customers can forgo long-term licensing or server provisioning, the company said in a release. Customers that use the service can scale performance levels up and down based on particular needs, while offering performance guarantees without having to manage software-licensing expenses.

"Businesses can scale the database service up or down for as short or long a term as needed, giving them the agility they need and expect from a cloud-driven database solution," said Mark Smith, Asia managing director at Savvis.

Available through one of Savvis' data centers in Singapore, customers can select either Oracle Enterprise 11G RAC or Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) SQL Server 2008 R2 as the underlying technology.

This extension of the Cloud Application Database, which is available in Asia, Europe and North America, comes at a time when Savvis continues to expand its presence in the Asia Pacific market. Over the past year, the service provider has expanded its data facilities and cloud offerings in Hong Kong, Japan, and Tokyo.  

More recently, Savvis completed an expansion of its data center this April in Singapore and plans to complete a new data center build in Hong Kong this November. These two builds are part of a broader strategy to build a total of 85,000 square feet of data center space in all of the markets where it provides data center and cloud services. 

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