Savvis Performs Expansion of Chicago Data Center
In response to growing customer demand for electronic transactions and access to markets of financial services and Internet infrastructure, Savvis, Inc. (NASDAQ: SVVS) today announced it is expanding one of its two data centers Home Chicago.
To serve new and existing customers, Savvis will add approximately 10,000 square feet of raised floor space to its plant at Cermak Road, in downtown Chicago. The data center then offer 200 watts of power per square meter.
The expansion serves the growing demand for financial clients interested in hosting business applications in the vicinity of the major derivatives markets via Savvis. Customers can also connect to the ease with world-class Ethernet services using SAVVIS Exchange Express service.
Installation of Chicago expanded SAVVIS will cover approximately 30,000 square feet of raised floor and provide access to key performance areas such as the CME Group, among others. It will also serve as one of the world distribution points for the solution of Thomson Reuters, Hosting, which will initially be offered in six Savvis data center (announced on 5 October 2009).
The expanded facility offers a full portfolio of technology-agnostic managed hosting and network services, including placement, virtualized utility services and managed security services, as well as proximity of accommodation. Customers may also take advantage of SAVVIS ‘Application Transport Network (ATN), allowing for optimum network performance, scalability and delivery.
“Chicago is a major financial center, and we are excited to meet existing demand and expand our proximity hosting and infrastructure services in East Cermak,” said Varghese Thomas, global head of financial services for Savvis. “The financial services industry is increasingly moving towards convergent solutions with high availability application hosting and the world access to networks for major global trading venues and liquidity funds in all asset classes.”
The expanded data center in Chicago adds to SAVVIS ‘current portfolio of infrastructure managed IT services to the financial industry. Savvis offers secure, high availability, direct connectivity to hundreds of exchange of food and execution venues worldwide, such as the NASDAQ ®, BATS Global Markets and the London Stock Exchange. For more information on financial services financial Savvis visit www.savvis.net.
Savvis currently operates 28 data centers worldwide, with over 1.4 million square meters of high quality, raised space, which is designed to support the IT operations of businesses. In addition, Savvis is positioned as a leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Web Hosting and Cloud Infrastructure (on request), 2009 www.savvis.net / magicquadrantleader.
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