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Web Hosting Company Savvis Expands Cloud with Fourth London Data Center

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Web and cloud hosting company Savvis announced on Thursday it has opened its fourth data center in London, located at the London Docklands.

The move enables Savvis to continue to expand capacity to support its clients’ long-term business growth, and therefore provide colocation, managed services and cloud into flexible hybrid platforms for future client needs.

Savvis recently expanded its private cloud solution and managed services offerings through its existing data center in Hong Kong.

The new data center 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 center is now available with 1.53 MW of IT load and 10,800 square feet of raised floor space.

Savvis has made further investments in the data center’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 centers.

“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,” said Neil Cresswell, Savvis EMEA managing director. “As they expand their trading operations, demand for this type of capability as a flexible resource is growing. 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 center is located close to London’s financial markets, providing opportunities for low-latency connectivity with diverse fiber 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 centers or via a pair of resilient cross-connects into Savvis Markets Infrastructure Connectivity, the company’s financial extranet service.

The site is uniquely positioned to provide access to many exchanges and to other Savvis data centers in major financial centers across the globe. The Thomson Reuters Elektron hosting platform is also supported at the site.

Globally, Savvis currently operates a Tier 1 application transport network and more than 50 data centers with more than 2 million square feet of raised floor space designed to support enterprise IT operations.

In a Q&A interview back in September, Savvis VP of colocation product management Drew Leonard discussed the details of the company’s North America data center footprint expansion and how it fits into its overall strategy.

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