Level 3 lights up new data center in London

Level 3 Communications (NYSE: LVLT) on Monday announced it has completed work on a data center facility to capitalize on new network growth opportunities in London and Europe.

Located in Hayes, West London, the new data center will target new enterprise customer opportunities, particularly financial companies that are located along its low latency routes into the Chi-X trading platform in Slough.

The service provider said the latest data center build is designed to fulfill two purposes: serve more local enterprise customers and U.S. customers that want to increase their foothold in London and in Europe.

As a "Premier Elite" data center, the new facility is designed with a number of key features relevant to a multi-site enterprise customer, including high-power density cabinets and suites, and 24x7 security and maintenance support. The center will also offer customer's capacity to its existing data centers not only in Central London, but also others in Europe, the United States, and Latin America.

Out of this facility, Level 3 will offer a mix of disaster recovery and replication services for those businesses that are considering new options to outsource these functions to a third party.

This data center buildout will enable Level 3 to build upon not only its own existing presence in London, but also the services and presence it gained when it acquired Global Crossing last year.

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