CenturyLink today announced its plans to enhance data center presence in eight markets during 2014.
Phoenix, Weehawken, N.J., Minneapolis, Sterling, Va., Irvine, Calif., Toronto, Reading, England and Chicago are the new markets where data centers will be established or expanded.
The company said the new builds and expansions will offer more than 180,000 square feet of additional space to CenturyLink’s global presence.
The opening of three new data centers in North America, paired with expansions to five existing CenturyLink data centers, responds to global demand for secure cloud, co-location and managed services, particularly in regions with a strong CenturyLink network presence.
Recently, CenturyLink announced its plans to expand its Cloud business by offering public cloud data centers.
Jeff Von Deylen, president, CenturyLink Technology Solutions, said: “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.”
These expansions will bring more than 20 megawatts of additional power to CenturyLink’s total data center footprint, enabling businesses like the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) to add points of presence in locations most strategic for their operations.
David Meredith, senior vice president and general manager for CenturyLink Technology Solutions, said: “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.”