Savvis to build out 85,000 square feet of new data center space

Savvis, CenturyLink's (NYSE: CTL) data center and cloud services subsidiary, is increasing its data center footprint by adding capacity in eight existing sites and lighting up two new data centers in Hong Kong and London.

The service provider said that the expansion is driven by ongoing demand for enterprise cloud, managed hosting, network and colocation services.

It is adding over 85,000 square feet of new space across its global markets. When these expansions are completed later this year, Savvis will have more than 2.4 million square feet of data center space available across more than 50 data centers located throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

"By expanding our footprint, we're giving businesses additional strategic, secure locations and interconnectivity opportunities for growing their capabilities and core business offerings through infrastructure outsourcing," said Jeff Von Deylen, president of Savvis, in a release.

Savvis' data center expansion comes at a time when it is seeing continual growth in the segment.

In Q1 2013, CenturyLink reported that colocation and managed hosting revenues rose 4.3 and 20 percent to $144 and $125 million, respectively. The managed hosting results include $15 million of revenues from the Ciber global IT outsourcing assets it acquired in October 2012.

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