CenturyLink enhances cloud solutions with acquisition of AppFog

Staff writer
18 Jun 2013

CenturyLink has enhanced its Savvis Cloud suite through the acquisition of AppFog, a platform-as-a-service provider used by more than 100,000 developers who have deployed more than 150,000 applications.

The acquisition adds AppFog's PaaS capabilities, which are specifically tailored to software developers, to the already-extensive Savvis Cloud product catalog.

AppFog currently offers public cloud capability via www.appfog.com. AppFog's reach will be extended by adding its public cloud PaaS to the savvisdirect online channel, as well as offering private, dedicated deployments to Savvis' enterprise clients.

“AppFog leads the way in Platform-as-a-Service capabilities and continues to see strong adoption in the developer community,” said Jeff Von Deylen, president of CenturyLink's Savvis organization. “Combining AppFog's market-leading Platform-as-a-Service capabilities with Savvis' industry-leading Infrastructure-as-a-Service cloud services and CenturyLink's global network will enable developers to securely and reliably operate and connect the applications they build and deploy.”

CenturyLink acquired the Portland, Ore.-based AppFog for an undisclosed price.

Offering multiple programming languages and interoperability between public and private cloud environments, AppFog delivers a reliable, scalable and fast platform for deploying apps in the cloud.

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