Savvis Expands London Data Center

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Managed hosting and cloud computing specialist Savvis (SVVS) will invest 20 million pounds ( $30.4 million US) to expand its UK data centre in Slough, a suburb of London, the company said today. The additional 20,000 square feet of space will help Savvis meet growing European demand for its cloud computing and IT infrastructure services, the company said.

The expansion will be completed in September and will bring the total saleable space in the Slough facility to 43,000 square feet. Savvis has a global data centre footprint of approximately 1.4 million square feet of raised floor space, encompassing 28 data centres worldwide, three of which are in the UK.

“Following a rise in enterprise adoption of managed hosting services in Europe, we are now experiencing increasing demand for both private and public cloud infrastructure services,” said Brian Klingbeil, managing director EMEA for Savvis.

“From our highly secure data centre in Slough, European customers can access some of the industry’s highest levels of IT infrastructure flexibility – from colocation and managed hosting to cloud computing and network services. This breadth and depth of solutions continues to attract enterprise customers into our Slough facility,” said Klingbeil.

The London expansion is one of four worldwide that are expected to be completed in 2010. Other expansions are planned in northern Virginia, Chicago and northern New Jersey.

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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.

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