Savvis Opens Expanded Singapore Data Center

Managed hosting specialist Savvis Inc. (SVVS) today announced the opening of its expanded Singapore data center, which now spans more than 18,000 square feet of raised floor space. The company said the expansion builds on Savvis’ presence in Asia Pacific and demonstrates “excellent business opportunities and confidence in the market.”

In addition to its full suite of managed hosting services, Savvis will also offer financial customers in Singapore the ability to host their trading applications close to major derivatives markets through Savvis Proximity Hosting, which enables low latency network access to the Singapore Exchange.

“We are pleased to expand our presence in Asia and increase capacity for existing and new customers in the region,” said Phil Koen, Chief Executive Officer of Savvis. “In addition, many of our US and European customers are expanding their businesses into Asia and require Savvis’ flexible IT infrastructure services that can scale globally.”

“The Asia Pacific region is experiencing tremendous growth, which creates pressure on companies to manage their IT infrastructure and at the same time manage their costs,” said Aye See, Tan, Managing Director of Savvis, Asia Pacific. “We offer IT infrastructure as a utility, completely changing the way companies can manage capital expenditure. With Savvis’ infrastructure-as-a-service strategy, businesses now have the option to remove the burden of running their IT operations and increase their focus on business growth.”

The expanded Singapore data center, and Savvis’ recently announced plans for a new UK data center, will increase the company’s total data center footprint to 1.42 million square feet of raised floor in 29 data centers worldwide at year end.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.