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Savvis Launches Docklands Data Centre to Service Growing Demand from Financial Services Sector

Savvis, a CenturyLink company and global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises, today announced the availability of a new data centre in London Docklands. The new facility 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 centre is now available with 1.53 megawatts of IT load and 10,800 square feet of raised floor space. Savvis has made further investments in the data centre'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 centres.

"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. As they expand their trading operations, demand for this type of capability as a flexible resource is growing," said Neil Cresswell, Savvis EMEA managing director. "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 centre's location, close to London's financial markets, offers opportunities for low-latency connectivity with diverse fibre 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 centres or via a pair of resilient cross-connects into Savvis Markets Infrastructure Connectivity, the company's financial extranet service. The site is uniquely placed to provide access to many exchanges and to other Savvis facilities in major financial centres across the globe. The Thomson Reuters Elektron hosting platform is also supported at the site.

The new data centre site provides Savvis with the potential to continue to expand capacity to support its clients' long-term business growth. Expansion would enable the blending of colocation, managed services and cloud into flexible hybrid platforms for future client needs.

"Companies that select Savvis LO3 will join leading exchanges, trading companies, asset managers and other financial sector ecosystem companies that we host in the London region. Savvis' financial services business in Europe has seen consistent high growth over a number of years. We expect this demand to continue and are investing now so we are well positioned to meet our client's needs," Cresswell said.

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

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