CenturyLink acquires AppFog, Inc.

CenturyLink, Inc., the third largest telecommunications company in the United States, enhanced its Savvis Cloud suite through the acquisition of AppFog, Inc., a fast-growing 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 Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) capabilities, which are specifically tailored to software developers, to the already-extensive Savvis Cloud product catalog.

AppFog currently offers multiple programming languages and interoperability between public and private cloud environments via www.appfog.com, a fast platform for deploying apps in the cloud.

“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.

“We are excited to introduce the AppFog developer community to CenturyLink’s Savvis organization, which is recognized globally as an innovative cloud leader,” said Lucas Carlson, whose role prior to the acquisition was chief executive officer at AppFog and who now serves as vice president, cloud evangelist, at Savvis. “Developers can expect to see enhancements to our PaaS capabilities, and we look forward to making the full suite of AppFog services available to existing and prospective CenturyLink and Savvis clients.”

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