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CenturyLink expanded and set up new datacentres in the US, Canada and the UK

CenturyLink expanded and set up new datacentres in the US, Canada and the UK

Infrastructure and platform as a service provider CenturyLink announced Wednesday that the company will expand its datacentre presence significantly in 8 markets within the US, Canada and the UK.

The news arrives barely a month after the company announced an expansion of its hyper-scale cloud services.

The move will see CenturyLink set up new datacentres in Phoenix (in partnership with IO), Minneapolis, and Toronto, and expand its existing datacentre presence in Weehawken, New Jersey; Sterling, Virginia; Irvine, California; Chicago, Illinois; and Reading, England.

The datacentre expansion will see the company offer cloud, colocation and managed services from the new and expanded facilities, which are among the 55 datacentres operated by the company globally.

“IT leaders tell us the road to cloud often starts in an outsourced datacentre,” said David Meredith, senior vice president and general manager for CenturyLink Technology Solutions, formerly Savvis.

“With this global rollout, we’re on an ambitious course to deliver carrier diversity, interconnectivity and managed hybrid services at pace with the market’s appetite for access to flexible and secure IT infrastructure,” he said.

CenturyLink has been expanding rapidly since it bought Tier 3 and Savvis last year in a bid to spar more effectively with enterprise IT incumbents playing in the cloud space. The latest expansions will bring more than 20 megawatts of additional power and more than 180,000 square feet of additional space to CenturyLink’s global presence.

“By adding capacity in these key locations, we position ourselves firmly for delivering the advanced network, hosting and IT services that organizations depend on to compete in the global economy,” said Jeff Von Deylen, president, CenturyLink Technology Solutions.