Cloud IT Infrastructure firm, Savvis, Plans Toronto, Canada, Data Center
Area Development Online News Desk (11/18/2013)
Savvis, a CenturyLink company and global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for businesses, plans to expand its presence in Canada with the opening of a new data center in the Toronto region next summer.
Designed to serve growing demand for access to secure colocation, managed hosting and cloud services in Canada, the 100,000-square-foot TR3 data center will support up to five megawatts of IT load. The data center will also receive Tier III certification from the Uptime Institute, signifying high availability through redundancy.
"Toronto holds international status as a leading center of business across industries that rely on secure, agile IT services to grow and innovate," said Ash Mathur, Regional Vice President and Country Manager for Savvis' Canadian operations. "This data center signifies our commitment to powering business in Canada through world-class infrastructure services, complemented by advanced solutions for big data, business applications, content management and e-commerce initiatives for Canadian and global organizations."
"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."
Savvis operates 55 data centers worldwide, with more than 2.4 million square feet of gross raised floor space throughout North America, Europe and Asia.