FRANKFURT, Germany, Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Savvis, a CenturyLink company (NYSE: CTL) and global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises, marked its first data centre expansion into continental Europe with the opening today of its data centre in Frankfurt, Germany.
Well-situated within Frankfurt's financial district, the data centre features a modular build, abundant capacity and high-power density for serving enterprises with Savvis' full suite of enterprise-class solutions, including colocation, managed services, cloud computing and network services.
"Savvis' data centre expansion into Germany signifies a major milestone in our plans to serve growing demand in the European market," said Bill Fathers, president of Savvis. "Our multinational clients expect access to the same Savvis capabilities regardless of where they're operating geographically; our investment in Frankfurt recognizes and supports the increasing hosting needs in this region."
Savvis operates more than 50 data centres worldwide, including four in the United Kingdom and the new continental Europe data centre in Frankfurt, with more than 2 million square feet of gross raised floor space throughout North America, Europe and Asia.
Savvis customers in Frankfurt gain low-latency market access to more than 150 global and local carriers, along with the trading systems of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The data centre also offers Savvis Symphony Dedicated private cloud service, with Savvis Symphony Virtual Private Data Centre (VPDC) public cloud services launching in early 2013.
"There's strong demand for Savvis' unmatched cloud, managed services and colocation solutions in continental Europe," said Donald Badoux, managing director, Savvis Germany. "Frankfurt is an important market for regional and international enterprises seeking the types of scalable, cost-efficient and flexible IT solutions that we offer."
The global data centre news follows the Savvis announcement in May about the opening of its new German headquarters in Frankfurt.
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 and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by technology industry analyst firms. The company is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprise customers. CenturyLink provides data, voice and managed services in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network and multiple data centers for businesses and consumers. The company also offers advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLinkTM PrismTM TV and DIRECTV brands. Headquartered in Monroe, La., CenturyLink is an S&P 500 company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America's largest corporations.