VANCOUVER, BC – April 18, 2011 – Layer 7 Technologies, the leader in Gateways for service-oriented integration, cloud connectivity and Web-to-mobile information sharing, has been selected by Savvis (Nasdaq: SVVS), a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises, to help secure and manage customer-facing APIs for its Symphony Virtual Private Data Center (VPDC) cloud solution. This deployment of Layer 7’s CloudControl product provides Savvis with the ability to securely provision new services through programmatic API interfaces to customers and partners.

Savvis Symphony VPDC is one of the industry’s first enterprise-class virtual private data center solutions, with multi-tiered security, service and network profiles. Savvis Symphony VPDC lets customers create custom virtual data centers inside the secure, multi-tenant Savvis cloud with a set of predefined service levels. CloudControl helps remove critical adoption barriers for cloud consumers and providers wanting to access cloud services more easily, run applications safely in the cloud or publish APIs and programmatic services to clients, partners and developers.

“Government agency leaders and enterprise IT executives are adopting Savvis’ scalable, enterprise-ready cloud services to streamline operations, reduce costs and improve end-user support,” said Bryan Doerr, chief technology officer at Savvis. “Layer 7’s CloudControl helps us securely extend our Symphony VPDC service to customers and partners, and removes the complexity of working with different backend systems to ensure we continue to offer superior customer service and support.”

As a cloud broker, CloudControl enables Savvis to seamlessly manage the publishing of new Symphony APIs and to manage API lifecycles across globally distributed data centers. Acting as an intermediary for handling security, management and abstraction of APIs, CloudControl’s one-stop, fine-grained access control of Symphony VPDC makes cloud resources feel and operate like extended elements of a secure enterprise.

“Layer 7’s CloudControl cloud API management product is designed specifically to streamline critical business operations for large enterprises and global cloud service providers like Savvis,” said K. Scott Morrison, chief technology officer and chief architect at Layer 7. “Our ability to deploy in the cloud, be globally managed and provide a flexible policy language for managing how APIs get exposed are core competencies for Layer 7.”

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About Layer 7
Layer 7 Technologies helps organizations secure and govern integrations that span the Internet and cloud. Through its award-winning line of SecureSpan SOA Gateways and CloudSpan Cloud Brokers, Layer 7 gives enterprises the ability to control identity, data security, SLA and visibility requirements for sharing application data and functionality across organizational boundaries. With more than 100 customers spanning six continents, Layer 7 supports the most demanding commercial and government organizations. Layer 7 solutions are FIPS compliant, STIG vulnerability tested and have met Common Criteria EAL4+ security assurance.