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Savvis breaks ground on its fourth Canadian data centre

Savvis, a CenturyLink company and provider of cloud infrastructure and hosted IT services for businesses, plans to expand its presence in Canada with the summer 2014 launch of a new data centre in the Toronto region.


November 22, 2013  


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Savvis, a CenturyLink company and provider of cloud infrastructure and hosted IT services for businesses, plans to expand its presence in Canada with the summer 2014 launch of a new data centre in the Toronto region.

Designed to serve growing demand for access to secure co-location, managed hosting and cloud services in Canada, the 30,500 square-metre TR3 data center will support up to five megawatts of IT load.

It 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.

Within five years, 70% of Canadian IT leaders plan to outsource a majority of their infrastructure to co-location, managed hosting and cloud services, according to a recent survey conducted by international research firm Vanson Bourne for Savvis.

Savvis operates 55 data centres worldwide, with more than 700,000 square metres of gross raised floor space throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

CenturyLink, the third largest telecommunications company in the U.S., provides data, voice and managed services in local, national and select international markets through its fiber optic network and multiple data centres for businesses and consumers.