Savvis to light new Toronto data center in 2014

Savvis will enhance its reach into Canada with the debut of a second data center in Toronto next summer.

Already reserving pre-orders, the CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) data center and cloud services subsidiary said the 100,000-square-foot TR3 data center will support up to 5 megawatts of IT load.

Upon completion of this center, Savvis will have a total of four data centers in Canada, two of which are in the Toronto area.

Canada has been a major growth point for Savvis and the services it offers large business customers. A recent Vanson Bourne survey revealed that within five years, 70 percent of Canadian IT leaders plan to outsource a majority of their infrastructure to colocation, managed hosting and cloud services.

Besides building up the country's data center capacity, the service provider appointed IT and telecom veteran Ash Mathur in October as its new regional VP and country manager for its Canadian operations.

The new data center is part of a broader growth effort Savvis is taking to fulfill new and existing customer needs. During the third quarter, it added nearly "80,000 sellable square feet" of data center space.

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