ST. LOUIS, Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Savvis, a CenturyLink company (NYSE: CTL), today announced its schedule of North American data center expansions and grand openings for the second half of 2011.

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The opening of new Savvis data centers in Seattle and Piscataway, N.J., combined with expansions of the existing Savvis data centers in Atlanta, Boston and Toronto, will increase the company's North American footprint in response to growing demand for its cloud, managed hosting and colocation services.

These additions bring the company's total complement of data centers in North America, Europe and Asia to 50. Nearly 100,000 square feet of new raised floor space is being created as a result of the five-city expansion, bringing the total sellable data center space available through Savvis to 2 million square feet.

"As enterprises move steadily toward a more flexible IT infrastructure strategy, they can benefit from Savvis' total commitment to reliability, broad range of services and exceptional network expertise," said Brian Klingbeil, general manager, hosting business at Savvis.

Details on Savvis' data center expansions, including new gross sellable square footage and opening dates, are as follows:

  • Atlanta -- 25,400 square feet of new space, opened on July 26
  • Seattle -- 27,150 square feet, opened on Sept. 1
  • Boston -- 13,500 square feet of new space, opening Oct. 15
  • Piscataway, N.J. -- 26,000 square feet, opening Nov. 15
  • Toronto -- 5,500 square feet of new space, opening Nov. 15

Since 1996, Savvis has provided global, high-performance Internet-based services for an increasing number of world-class enterprises. In 2011, Savvis merged with CenturyLink to create a premier colocation, managed hosting and cloud services provider with global scale and an advanced network.

"Our reputation is inextricably linked to the reliability and security of the data we collect and process on behalf of our clients, and we rely on Savvis' high-availability data center services to ensure our mission-critical applications are available on a 24/7 basis," said Christopher Henry, chief information officer, Grant Thornton LLP (Canada). "Downtime is not an option when your clients and people rely on core application and communication systems to be available when they need them to be available; anything short of that goal impacts our bottom line."

About Savvis

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.

About CenturyLink

CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States. The company provides broadband, voice and wireless services to consumers and businesses across the country and advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLink Prism TV and DIRECTV brands. In addition, the company provides data, voice and managed services to business, government and wholesale customers in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network and multiple data centers. CenturyLink also 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.

For more information, visit www.savvis.com or www.centurylink.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This document contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including with respect to the timing and magnitude of future expansion, entry into strategic alliances and our position in our industry. Actual results may differ materially from expectations. The forward-looking statements contained in this document speak only as of the date of publication, Sept. 13, 2011. Subsequent events and developments may cause the company's forward-looking statements to change, and the company will not undertake efforts to revise those forward-looking statements to reflect after this date.

SOURCE Savvis, Inc.