-- Adds Second Data Centre in Slough to Make Room for Growing Colocation, Cloud and Managed Hosting Needs
LONDON, March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Savvis, a CenturyLink company (NYSE: CTL) and global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for businesses, today announced the opening of a new data centre for the London metro market.
The expansion to Savvis' operations in Slough, England, boosts the site's total square footage to 100,000, spreading 8.88 megawatts of power across the site's two data centres.
"This investment marks a significant milestone in Savvis' commitment to serve the growing infrastructure needs of the European market," said Jeff Von Deylen, president of Savvis. "We have nearly doubled capacity in Slough to meet growing demand and give businesses in the region the services they need to grow."
The new Savvis LO5 data centre offers an initial 2.4 megawatts of IT load on 35,000 square feet of raised floor space. It is designed to support power densities in excess of 150 watts per square foot.
"The success of our existing data centre in Slough confirms that businesses view this area as a strategic geographic location," Von Deylen said. "Our hosting portfolio in Slough allows businesses in the financial services, consumer brands and other verticals to benefit from Savvis' carrier diversity, interconnectivity and cloud services."
LO5 is Savvis' fifth data centre in the London area and sixth in Europe, serving growing demand for the company's full suite of cloud, colocation and managed-hosting services, including the recently announced Savvis Symphony Cloud Storage.
Savvis operates more than 50 data centres worldwide, with more than 2 million square feet of gross raised floor space throughout North America, Europe and Asia.
About Savvis Savvis, a CenturyLink company, provides industry-leading IT infrastructure solutions that keep enterprises powered for business in today's ever-changing global marketplace. Combining deep, proven experience with personal commitment, Savvis delivers cloud, colocation and managed-hosting services over advanced networks worldwide, enabling its clients to focus on their core environments and meet new market opportunities.
About CenturyLink CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States. The company provides broadband, voice, wireless and managed services to consumers and businesses across the country. It also offers advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLink™ Prism™ TV and DIRECTV brands. In addition, the company provides data, voice and managed services to enterprise, government and wholesale customers in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network and multiple data centers. CenturyLink is recognized as a leader in the network services market by key technology industry analyst firms, and is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises through Savvis, a CenturyLink company. CenturyLink's customers range from Fortune 500 companies in some of the country's largest cities to families living in rural America. Headquartered in Monroe, La., CenturyLink is an S&P 500 company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America's largest corporations.