Qwest Buys Northern
February 15th, 2010
(Q) has acquired an existing data
center in northern
The expansion a response to “continued customer demand for hosting and cloud-based infrastructure services,” according to Qwest. Buying an existing data center will allow Qwest to bring additional capacity online quicker than if it had built a new facility, especially when it comes to provisioning additional power. The facility, which had been operating as ITservercenter, is supporting one federal government customer.
“By leveraging the power of cloud computing, Qwest continues to demonstrate its ongoing success in serving enterprise and government customers nationwide,” said Chris Ancell, executive vice president of Qwest Business Markets Group. “Our managed CyberCenters offer customers a compelling alternative to taking on the considerable risk and expense of building, maintaining and staffing their own facilities.”
The new CyberCenter has existing raised-floor space, and Qwest will expand its footprint by building additional space in “pods” of between 6,000 and 16,000 square feet of space. The company will offer colocation, managed hosting and network services from the CyberCenter, including remote and on-site monitoring and management of more than 80 different types of applications, operating systems and databases.
Qwest operates 17 CyberCenters in 12
locations around the