Savvis Floats Canadian Cloud

Savvis, the cloud and hosted IT player that now belongs to CenturyLink, has built out the infrastructure in Toronto that it acquired when it bought Canada-based managed IT and colocation house Fusepoint last year so it can offer its Symphony Virtual Private Data Center (VPDC) cloud solutions there.

Symphony VPDC is supposed to be one of the industry’s first enterprise-class virtual private datacenter cloud solutions with multi-tiered security, service and network profiles.

Savvis says the flexible service levels (Essential, Balanced and Premier) it can offer provide a range of features, support levels and performance to suit the broad infrastructure profiles that enterprises demand. It claims industry-leading security elements, quality of service and SLAs for web hosting, test/development, mission-critical and other applications.

Symphony VPDC also can be integrated seamlessly to support hybrid cloud solutions that leverage Savvis’ managed hosting, colocation and network services.

The widgetry will keep regional and multinational customer data in the country.

Bought for $124.5 million cash, Fusepoint brought Savvis three data centers: one in Toronto, one in Montreal and one in Vancouver. Only Toronto, the largest and in Canada’s financial capital, has been fitted out to support a cloud. It helps flesh out Savvis’ global footprint.

Separately, Savvis, which has a network of more than 50 global data centers, representing more than two million square feet of raised floor space, is also driving into the German market and just hired Donald Badoux from euNetworks as managing director of German operations. He will be working out of a new office in Frankfurt, which will also offer Symphony VPDC services. Last month Savvis opened its fourth data center in London. It’s also expanded its clouds in Hong Kong and Japan.

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