MONROE, La. -- CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today announced further investment in its hosting capabilities with plans to expand its global data center presence in eight markets during 2014.
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, colocation and managed services, particularly in regions with a strong CenturyLink network presence. These plans follow recent news that the company will also invest in expanding its CenturyLink Cloud network of public cloud data centers.
The new builds and expansions will offer more than 180,000 square feet of additional space to CenturyLink’s global presence:
Phoenix (new data center sites, in partnership with IO, opened in January 2014)
Weehawken, N.J. (expansion completed in March 2014)
Minneapolis (new data center site opening in May 2014)
Sterling, Va. (expansion completing in May 2014)
Irvine, Calif. (expansion completing in June 2014)
Toronto (new data center site opening in Q3 2014)
Reading, England (expansion completing in Q3 2014)
Chicago (expansion completing in Q3 2014)
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.
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