Savvis Launches Docklands Data Centre to Service Growing Demand from Financial Services Sector
Prime London Location Offers Low-Latency Connectivity to European Trading Platforms
LONDON, May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Savvis, a CenturyLink company (NYSE: CTL) and global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises, today announced the availability of a new data centre in London Docklands. The new facility offers the opportunity for long-term expansion and will complement Savvis' existing European locations in the London area – Docklands, Slough and Reading – and Frankfurt, Germany.
Known as Savvis LO3, the new data centre is now available with 1.53 megawatts of IT load and 10,800 square feet of raised floor space. Savvis has made further investments in the data centre's infrastructure, increasing resilience to ensure that it can support the company's standard 100 percent service level agreement on power that is maintained across all of its global data centres.
"Our global clients in the financial services sector need expandable, high-quality colocation, managed infrastructure and cloud with the close proximity to markets needed for low-latency trading. As they expand their trading operations, demand for this type of capability as a flexible resource is growing," said Neil Cresswell, Savvis EMEA managing director. "Against the background of ever-increasing power constraints in the London region, we are delighted to deliver this power and space to support the continued growth of our clients."
The data centre's location, close to London's financial markets, offers opportunities for low-latency connectivity with diverse fibre routes from multiple providers offering connections to the European regions' trading platforms. Colocated financial firms can connect into more than 200 multi-asset global exchanges and alternative liquidity venue feeds either hosted in Savvis data centres or via a pair of resilient cross-connects into Savvis Markets Infrastructure Connectivity, the company's financial extranet service. The site is uniquely placed to provide access to many exchanges and to other Savvis facilities in major financial centres across the globe. The Thomson Reuters Elektron hosting platform is also supported at the site.
The new data centre site provides Savvis with the potential to continue to expand capacity to support its clients' long-term business growth. Expansion would enable the blending of colocation, managed services and cloud into flexible hybrid platforms for future client needs.
"Companies that select Savvis LO3 will join leading exchanges, trading companies, asset managers and other financial sector ecosystem companies that we host in the London region. Savvis' financial services business in Europe has seen consistent high growth over a number of years. We expect this demand to continue and are investing now so we are well positioned to meet our client's needs," Cresswell said.
Globally, Savvis currently operates a Tier 1 application transport network and more than 50 data centres with more than 2 million square feet of raised floor space designed to support enterprise IT operations.
Savvis, a CenturyLink company, is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises. Nearly 2,500 unique clients, including more than 30 of the top 100 companies in the Fortune 500, use Savvis to reduce capital expense, improve service levels and harness the latest advances in cloud computing.
CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States. The company provides broadband, voice, wireless and managed services to consumers and businesses across the country. It also offers advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLink™ Prism™ TV and DIRECTV brands. In addition, the company provides data, voice and managed services to enterprise, government and wholesale customers in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network and multiple data centers. CenturyLink is recognized as a leader in the network services market by key technology industry analyst firms, and is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises through Savvis, a CenturyLink company. CenturyLink's customers range from Fortune 500 companies in some of the country's largest cities to families living in rural America. Headquartered in Monroe, La., CenturyLink is an S&P 500 company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America's largest corporations.
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