Savvis responds to IT demand in Canada with 2014 data center launch in Toronto area
Company breaks ground in Markham on fourth Canadian data center, offering access to industry-leading colocation, managed hosting and cloud services
TORONTO, Nov. 18, 2013 /CNW/ - Savvis, a CenturyLink company (NYSE: CTL) and global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for businesses, today announced plans to expand its presence in Canada with the summer 2014 launch of a new data center in the Toronto region.
Designed to serve growing demand for access to secure colocation, managed hosting and cloud services in Canada, the 100,000-square-foot TR3 data center will support up to five megawatts of IT load. The data center, now reserving pre-orders, will also receive Tier III certification from the Uptime Institute, signifying high availability through redundancy.
"Toronto holds international status as a leading center of business across industries that rely on secure, agile IT services to grow and innovate," said Ash Mathur, regional vice president and country manager for Savvis' Canadian operations. "This data center signifies our commitment to powering business in Canada through world-class infrastructure services, complemented by advanced solutions for big data, business applications, content management and e-commerce initiatives for Canadian and global organizations."
Within five years, 70 percent of Canadian IT leaders plan to outsource a majority of their infrastructure to colocation, managed hosting and cloud services, according to a recent survey conducted by international research firm Vanson Bourne for Savvis. TR3 – Savvis' second data center in the Toronto region and fourth in Canada – will enable businesses to deploy agile hybrid solutions that access these outsourcing services through Savvis.
"As we expand our global data center footprint, experience shows our clients expect more than one type of infrastructure service," said David Meredith, senior vice president and general manager, Savvis. "We have designed a broad portfolio to drive greater business value through carrier diversity, interconnectivity and our Savvis ClientConnect service, which lets organizations promote services, drive efficiencies and generate new opportunities with others inside the data center ecosystem."
Savvis operates 55 data centers worldwide, with more than 2.4 million square feet of gross raised floor space throughout North America, Europe and Asia. For more information or to reserve space, visit http://www.savvis.ca.
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, enabling its clients to focus on their core environments and meet new market opportunities.
CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by technology industry analyst firms. The company is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprise customers. CenturyLink provides data, voice and managed services in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network and multiple data centers for businesses and consumers. The company also offers advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLink® Prism™ TV and DIRECTV brands. Headquartered in Monroe, La., CenturyLink is an S&P 500 company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America's largest corporations.
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