Monday, November 18, 2013

Savvis Plans New Toronto Data Center

CenturyLink's Savvis division announced plans for a new data center in the Toronto region.

The 100,000-square-foot TR3 data center will support up to five megawatts of IT load. The data center, now reserving pre-orders, will also receive Tier III certification from the Uptime Institute, signifying high availability through redundancy.  The launch date is expected in mid-2014.

TR3 will be Savvis' second data center in the Toronto region and fourth in Canada. Savvis currently operates 55 data centers worldwide, with more than 2.4 million square feet of gross raised floor space throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

Savvis said it expects that up 70 percent of Canadian IT leaders will outsource a majority of their infrastructure to colocation, managed hosting and cloud services within five years.

"As we expand our global data center footprint, experience shows our clients expect more than one type of infrastructure service," said David Meredith, senior vice president and general manager, Savvis. "We have designed a broad portfolio to drive greater business value through carrier diversity, interconnectivity and our Savvis ClientConnect service, which lets organizations promote services, drive efficiencies and generate new opportunities with others inside the data center ecosystem."

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