Savvis enhances London data center footprint

Savvis, the data center and cloud subsidiary of CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL), on Tuesday opened a new data center serving the London metro market.

With this latest expansion in Slough, England, the service provider said the site will have a total 100,000 square feet of available space. It will spread the 8.88 megawatts of power across the site's two data centers.

Jeff Von Deylen, president of Savvis, said in a release, "We have nearly doubled capacity in Slough to meet growing demand and give businesses in the region the services they need to grow," particularly in the financial and consumer services segments.

At the LO5 data center, Savvis will offer an initial 2.4 megawatts of IT load on 35,000 square feet of raised floor space. The service provider said the center is designed to support power densities in excess of 150 watts per square foot.

LO5 is Savvis' fifth data center in the London area and sixth in Europe. To date, Savvis operates over 50 data centers worldwide, with more than 2 million square feet of gross raised floor space throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

Savvis, which is part of CenturyLink's Enterprise Markets – Data Hosting segment, has become a major revenue generator for the once small-town telco. Driven by the growth of colocation and managed hosting services, CenturyLink reported that this segment's Q4 revenues rose 12.7 percent year-over-year to $292 million.

For more:
- see the release

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