Level 3 Communications (NYSE: LVLT) is taking advantage of the growing demand for managed and cloud-based services by building out a new "Premier Elite" data center facility in Omaha, Neb.
Located in the Scott Data Center complex, this facility offers similar power, redundancy, and cooling capabilities it has incorporated in other centers including its most recent build in San Francisco.
Building out a data center in Omaha has a number of economic advantages for service providers and their customers.
According to a study written by investment research company SustainableCircles Corporation, Omaha not only is ranked as one of the lowest cities for natural disaster risk, but it also has the lowest power costs in the United States.
In addition to the cost benefits associated with this data center facility, customers will get direct connectivity to Level 3's global IP network and its large roster of carrier interconnection partners.
With the ongoing rise of managed and cloud services, the data center space has become quite competitive in recent years with a host of incumbent telcos and data center-centric players such as Verizon/Terremark (NYSE: VZ), CenturyLink/Savvis (NYSE: CTL), TDS HMS (NYSE: TDS) and Equinix (Nasdaq: EQIX) expanding their respective data center facilities and services.
Level 3 today operates over 350 data centers in North America, Europe and Latin America, a presence that will enable it compete effectively against the growing base of competitors in this space.
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