Savvis, CenturyLink's (NYSE: CTL) cloud and data center subsidiary, on Tuesday announced that it has opened a new data center in Frankfurt, Germany.
Marking its initial expansion into the continental European market, the new center will offer prospective enterprise clients all of its services, including colocation, managed services, cloud computing and network services.
Bill Fathers, president of Savvis, said in a news release that "Savvis' data centre expansion into Germany signifies a major milestone in our plans to serve growing demand in the European market."
The opening of the Frankfurt center should be of no surprise, as Savvis opened its German headquarters in the city in May.
Savvis said that customers will be able to get low-latency access to over 150 global and local service providers in addition to the Frankfurt Stock Exchange trading systems. In addition to offering its Symphony Dedicated private cloud service, Savvis will begin offering its Symphony Virtual Private Data Centre (VPDC) public cloud services early next year.
Being able to scale in key markets like Germany makes Savvis and CenturyLink adds another competitive element to battle a of other international players like Deutsche Telekom (XETRA: DTE.DE), BT Global (NYSE: BT), Orange Business and Verizon's (NYSE: VZ) Terremark for more multinational corporation clients that either have operations in Germany or are planning to open an office there.
Expanding its data center footprint continues to be a priority for Savvis, having added 220,000 square feet of domestic, international data center space in June. To date, Savvis has built out over 50 data centers, including four in the United Kingdom, Frankfurt along with locations throughout North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.
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