CenturyLink has appointed Jeff Von Deylen as the new president of Savvis, the company's global cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions business. Von Deylen succeeds Bill Fathers, who has chosen to leave the company after a transition period ending in March 2013. Von Deylen's appointment is effective today. Von Deylen previously served as senior vice president of global operations and client services at Savvis.
"Jeff has been vital to Savvis' success for nearly a decade, focusing on growth and improvement strategies for our network, colocation, managed hosting and cloud solutions," said Jim Ousley, chief executive officer of Savvis and president of CenturyLink's Enterprise Markets Group. "Under Bill's leadership, Savvis has experienced significant growth, both to its global footprint and product portfolio. This vision has helped shape a strong course for Jeff to take forward."
Von Deylen joined Savvis in 2003 as chief financial officer and board member. During his six years as CFO, Savvis experienced steady growth as the result of several acquisitions, the raising of significant financing and the expansion of Savvis' data center and network footprint.