Savvis Inc. (SVVS) has opened a second data center in Irving, Texas to meet strong demand in the Dallas market. One-third of the $50 million, 37,000-square-foot center is already leased, said Jim Kozlowski, vice president of hosting services for Savvis. Kozlowski told the Dallas Morning News that the company is likely to add a third expansion phase of 45,000 square feet within a year to 18 months.
The new space continues the robust growth for data center providers in the Dallas area. Last week CyrusOne announced it was building a new Dallas data center, while SoftLayer and Telx have also added space in recent months. Dataside will also be expanding its Dallas data center footprint in the wake of its recent acquisition by Denver-based ViaWest.
The new Savvis data center in Irving is adjacent to an existing Savvis' facility, which has 100,000 square feet and 12 employees. Omniture Inc., a Utah-based software company, is the anchor tenant in the new space. "The first data center has been at capacity for a while," Mr. Kozlowski said. "We've been chomping at the bit to get this facility open. It's a matter of timing and capital, and we think the time is right."
Savvis announced in December that it will also expand its data center space in Chicago, Boston, London and Singapore, raising Savvis' total data center footprint to 1.45 million square feet of raised floor in 31 facilities worldwide.