Savvis to expand data center reach to support more cloud, managed services

Savvis, now a subsidiary of CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL), wants a bigger piece of the cloud computing market, and has hatched a plan to expand its North American data center presence during the second half of this year.

The service provider will open data centers in both Seattle and Piscataway, N.J. in addition to expanding the footprint of existing data centers in three major North American cities, including Atlanta, Boston and Toronto. The Seattle-based data center, which opened on Sept. 1, features 27,100 square feet of space, while the Piscataway, N.J. location that will open November 15 will feature 26,000 square feet of colocation space.

It's been a busy time for Savvis. After being acquired by CenturyLink in July, Savvis added 25,400 square feet of space in its Atlanta data center. This will be followed by a 13,500 square foot expansion of its Boston data center mid-October and 5,500 square feet of new space in Toronto.

In addition to cloud services, the data center expansion will enable Savvis to enhance its suite of managed hosting and collocation services.

Upon completion, Savvis will have a total of 50 data centers throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

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