ST. LOUIS, Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Savvis, a CenturyLink company (NYSE: CTL), today announced its schedule of North American data center expansions and grand openings for the second half of 2011.
The opening of new Savvis data centers in Seattle and Piscataway, N.J., combined with expansions of the existing Savvis data centers in Atlanta, Boston and Toronto, will increase the company’s North American footprint in response to growing demand for its cloud, managed hosting and colocation services.
These additions bring the company’s total complement of data centers in North America, Europe and Asia to 50. Nearly 100,000 square feet of new raised floor space is being created as a result of the five-city expansion, bringing the total sellable data center space available through Savvis to 2 million square feet.
“As enterprises move steadily toward a more flexible IT infrastructure strategy, they can benefit from Savvis’ total commitment to reliability, broad range of services and exceptional network expertise,” said Brian Klingbeil, general manager, hosting business at Savvis.
Details on Savvis’ data center expansions, including new gross sellable square footage and opening dates, are as follows:
- Atlanta — 25,400 square feet of new space, opened on July 26
- Seattle — 27,150 square feet, opened on Sept. 1
- Boston — 13,500 square feet of new space, opening Oct. 15
- Piscataway, N.J. — 26,000 square feet, opening Nov. 15
- Toronto — 5,500 square feet of new space, opening Nov. 15
Since 1996, Savvis has provided global, high-performance Internet-based services for an increasing number of world-class enterprises. In 2011, Savvis merged with CenturyLink to create a premier colocation, managed hosting and cloud services provider with global scale and an advanced network.
“Our reputation is inextricably linked to the reliability and security of the data we collect and process on behalf of our clients, and we rely on Savvis’ high-availability data center services to ensure our mission-critical applications are available on a 24/7 basis,” said Christopher Henry, chief information officer, Grant Thornton LLP (Canada). “Downtime is not an option when your clients and people rely on core application and communication systems to be available when they need them to be available; anything short of that goal impacts our bottom line.”