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Savvis Colocation

CenturyLink Technology Solutions has over 15 years expertise delivering secure and reliable Data Center Colocation Services to organizations across a wide variety of industries that help increase business efficiency, cut costs, increase growth opportunities and improve service levels.  

Recognized as the #2 retail colocation provider, our extensive global footprint includes 55 state-of-the-art data centers across North America, Europe and Asia with over 2 million square feet of raised floor space offering:

  • Highly reliable power and cooling, backed by 100% availability SLA
  • 100% proven data center uptime commitment
  • Multi-layer site security including perimeter fencing and gates, video surveillance, keycards, biometric scanners, man traps and around the clock onsite security staff
  • Cross connects to a broad variety of network providers including our global Tier 1 backbone in each data center to meet your public and private network connectivity needs
  • Exceptional 24/7 client support and optional services, including our remote hands Gold Support


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Global Network to Connect Wherever You Conduct Business

Savvis’ Colocation gives you access to our 55 state-of-the art global data centers across North America, Europe and Asia with more than 2 million square feet of raised floor space and helps ensure your IT solutions are secure and readily available. Our Data Center Colocation Services allow you to easily federate your applications into other infrastructure services, including cloud and managed hosting, providing you the platform choices you need to run your business.

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  • 100% data center uptime

  • 100% global power temperature and humidity SLA

  • N+1 or better design in all parts of the data center

  • Proven standard data center design

  • Cross connects to our Global Tier 1 backbone and a broad range of carriers, including global and regional providers

  • Hot aisle / Cold aisle to maintain optimal environmentals

  • High density facilities designed on average to handle 150w/sq ft; but also include overhead flexibility to handle higher density power needs

  • Strict data center lifecycle management for operational guidelines and planning to optimize the lifetime of a data center

  • Gold Support provides pre-paid or ad hoc access to our technical support staff, enabling you to solve problems without leaving the office

  • Federate between services and easily move your workloads from one platform to another.

Product Details

  1. ClientConnect – an opt-in program that enables clients to search and identify potential business partners within our facilities whether they are a colocation, managed, or cloud client. This is an opt-in program. We are highly sensitive to privacy and security concerns, so clients who wish to remain anonymous may do so
  1. Customized and flexible contracting models including the ability to reserve space for future use at a lower rate than standard pricing and allows clients to convert from colocation services into managed services at no penalty
  1. Greater efficiencies using renewable energy sources when possible. We run and operate our data centers to leveraging advances in the latest technology and processes to help you reduce carbon footprint and power consumption
  1. Data center Infrastructure Management System (DCIM) allows for continuous management of customer and data center environments down to the rack level
  1. Ballistic entrances/bullet proof glass; No signage; Man traps; Biometric hand scanners
  1. Our data centers leverage advances in the latest technology and processes to help you reduce carbon footprint and power consumption
  1. Carrier node room with diverse carrier entrances
  1. Fully staffed physical security team on site 24x7
  1. Custom cage configurations; Locking cabinets
  1. Cross-connect services

Technical Details

CenturyLink Technology Solutions' standard design for data centers include the following:

Power Density = 150 – 250 watts/sq ft
Redundant BUS
Uninterruptable Power Source (UPS) 9 minutes at full load
Generators = N+1 at full load
Mechanical Summary
Power Density (W/sf) = 150 to 250
HVAC = RTU or Chilled Water
Raised Floor = 24”-36”
Humidity Control = Yes
Design Temp (F) = 74 +/- 2°
On-Site Fuel Capacity = 3 days
Multiple Fuel Contractors


  1. PCI –certified facilities available

  2. All data centers are Tier III/TIA 942 compliant (from both a design and operational perspective)

  3. CenturyLink Technology Solutions adheres to ASHRAE recommended standards for temperature and humidity operating ranges

  4. ISO 27001 for Slough Docklands and Singapore facilities (ISO 27001 is an international standard)

  5. All facilities are SSAE 16 Compliant with documented controls and operational procedures and follow those procedures strictly (this cert replaced SAS70)

  6. 550 member operations and engineering staff who receive regular training


What to Consider in Choosing Your Colocation Provider
The difference is in the details
easyJet Video Case Study
Downtime is a potential disaster for easyJet
That’s why they rely on CenturyLink to help deliver and manage their solutions
Reduce Risk, Minimize Disruptions
Focus on your Data Center Migration
55 State-of-the-Art Data Centers
Take a virtual tour



Your Data Center in Capable and Experienced Hands

CenturyLink Technology Solutions’ application-based, end-to-end Data Center Migration and Consolidation Services are designed to guide you in your transformation process; navigating business dynamics, new technology capabilities and the need to leverage managed hosting.  From assessment and planning to migration and steady state, our Data Center Migration Services manage risk, control business disruptions and are complete solutions--covering initial planning to going “live”.

Our migration team has years of experience in data center migration planning for hundreds of clients, and our proven end-to-end methodology helps ensure your systems run smoothly.

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 Our solutions include:

  1. Migration Assessment:  
    Define migration strategy and establish the financial base and cost efficiencies for your transformations.

  2. Migration Consulting:  
    Understand the implications of your data center transformation for focused area—governance, solution architecture, migrations orchestration and engineering support—to allow a smooth transformation.

  3. Migration Gap Analysis:
    Benchmark and understand possible risks and gaps by comparing your plans against our time-tested, thoroughly researched planning models.

  4. Data Center Migration Program:  
    Transition to your new data center with an application-based migration approach, including robust process and governance frameworks that meet your migration requirements.


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Secure Solutions. Multiple Options.

Our Network Services provide low-latency, secure, reliable and high availability connectivity between geographically spread out locations or within the data center.  Our networking services are designed and managed to specifically meet your challenges by providing advantages, including:

  • Carrier diversity

  • CenturyLink Global MPLS Network in all facilities

  • Standardized meet me room

  • Portal ordering for cross connects

  • CenturyLink Tier1 backbone interconnects all facilities

Our wide variety of connectivity options includes multiprotocol label switching (MPLS), virtual private network (VPN), Ethernet virtual private line (EVPL), Ethernet private line (EPL), private line services and Internet bandwidth.

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CenturyLink Technology Solutions fully meshed Virtual Private Network (VPN) service creates the right network for your business. Built on a Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) backbone and provided via our Tier 1 global IP network, you are assured 100% core-network availability for secure converged data, voice and video traffic on a single network connection that allows you to:

  1. Scale

    With broad TDM and Ethernet access options and bandwidth that ranges from 1.5Mbps to 1 Gbps

  1. Prioritize network traffic

    6 quality of service levels (QoS) help ensure optimal performance of key time-sensitive applications.

  1. Manage and Analyze

    Our secure web portal, provides you access to network availability and performance reports, on-line trouble ticket submission and reporting

  1. Choose

    Both managed or unmanaged service delivery options are available.  And our multicasting option provides improved bandwidth management for key applications.

Private Line

Our portfolio of dedicated, secure, point-to-point services supports your global networking, security and business continuity requirements, including Ethernet Virtual Private Line, Ethernet Private Line, Optical Wavelength Service and International Private Line.

Product Details:

  1. Ethernet Virtual Private Line:
    Layer 2 Ethernet point-to-point connections in speeds from 1Mbps to 1 Gbps. Available between CenturyLink data centers, POP’s and 3rd party carrier facilities in 17 major US markets.
  2. Ethernet Private Line:
    Layer 1 Ethernet point-to-point connections in speeds from 1 Gbps to 10 Gbps. Available between CenturyLink data centers, POP’s and 3rd party carrier facilities in the continental US.
  3. Optical Wavelength Service:
    Layer 1 optical point-to-point connections in speeds from 1 Gbps to 100 Gbps, using fiber optic dense wave division multiplexing (DWDM) technology. Available between CenturyLink data centers and customer locations in the continental US.
  4. International Private Line:
    Layer 1 dedicated connections between CenturyLink data centers and customer locations around the world.  Available in a range of bandwidths and transport technologies, including Ethernet and Optical Wave.

Technical Details:

  • Layer 1 and Layer 2 connectivity options

  • 99.999% network availability with SLA’s that provide for 100% availability in the core.

  • Optimal traffic-engineered routing decreases latency and traffic congestion and

  • Custom routing options for unique diversity and disaster recovery requirements.


Connect your users and your bandwidth intensive business applications with CenturyLink Internet services. Our Tier 1 global IP backbone provides superior peering and interconnectivity and delivers superior reliability with less than 50 millisecond network recovery time.

Service Details:

  • Scalable Bandwidth: 1.5 Mbps – 10 Gbsp.

  • Multiple access options: Ethernet (FastE and GigE) and TDM (T1- OC-48)

  • Public and Private Options

  • 24x7 technical support

  • Service Level Agreements that include 100% core network availability

Network Details:

  • OC-192/Nx10 GigE IP network with dual redundant backbone

  • MPLS provides fast reroute and core redundancy

  • Carries over 20% of the world’s Internet traffic


20% of the World’s Internet Traffic
Goes over our network
High Bandwidth Layer 1 Point-to-Point Connectivity
Ethernet Virtual Private Line
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Design and Installation Expertise

As infrastructure and network specialists, CenturyLink Technology Solutions offers comprehensive Structured Cabling Solutions associated with structured cabling systems, including the physical connectivity, design and installation.  We offer end-to-end design-build solutions leveraging our team of professionals with industry standards recognition (BISCI and RCDD) with solutions including architectural, engineering, design and implementation services.

Advantages of our Structured Cabling Solutions include:

  • CenturyLink Technology Solutions manages all wiring from client cage to network room

  • Fully integrated solution that includes cage design, rack layout and rack elevation and the ability to deliver a turnkey environment

  • Reduced deployment time, as structured cabling is built into the delivery of your cage

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Solution Overview

Product Details:

  • National standards for uniform labeling, testing and documentation

  • Design of data centers in accordance with TIA-942—developed by the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) to define planning and building data centers, particularly cable systems and network designs

  • The TIA-942 specification references provide public domain data center requirements for applications and procedures to apply both copper and fiber optic media

Manufacturer Certifications:

Belden Legrand

Cablofil CommScope — Uniprise and Systimax
Corning Cable Systems
Fluke Networks Fujikura Hilti
Hubbell Leviton Mohawk
Panduit Siemon TYCO/TE  


Tech Specs:




Bandwidth: 100MHz Bandwidth: 250MHz Bandwidth: 500MHz
Conductor: Solid Conductor: Solid Conductor: Solid
Standard:  Cat5e Standard:  Cat6 Standard:  Cat6A
Termination:  RJ45 / 8P8C Termination:  RJ45 / 8P8C Termination:  RJ45 / 8P8C


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Gold Support

Gold Support leverages the experience of our professionals and helps lower your operating costs by saving you time and resources by trouble-shooting minor technical issues, such as:

  • Cross-connect maintenance

  • Routine migration and upgrade services

  • Server installation

  • Software installation and support

  • Telco support

Gain control and complete visibility wherever and whenever with our Portal


We offer two Gold Support service options that help you maintain IT staff productivity and prevent trips to your data center for routine activities:

  • Prepaid Gold Support:  Purchase according to your requirements (10 hour, 5 hour and 1 hour per month increments) and once your commitment is utilized, you can receive additional Ad-Hoc Gold Support-ideal for organizations that have routine monthly maintenance activities.

  • Ad-Hoc Gold Support:  May be requested on a “one-off” option and is not scheduled ahead of time-ideal for organizations who need support on a “when-needed” basis.

All CenturyLink Technology Solutions clients get free access to our SavvisStation Portal, referred by Gartner as consistently one of the best end-user portals in the Managed Hosting Magic Quadrant Report.  Log in and easily access all things surrounding your managed IT services, including support tickets and invoices, service reports and product orders and benefit from:

  • Visibility-Generate graphs and reports; access orders, support, invoice and usage history and view usage history.

  • Configurability-Customize your dashboard, designate menu items, name servers, filter content and assign users.

  • Manageability-Open support tickets, keep tabs on invoices and orders, communicate with technical support and add/delete/update user access.

  • Accessibility-Simply log on and take care of minor questions and support issues from any computer or smartphone with Internet access anytime and anywhere.


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What our customers are saying:


    We are experiencing rapid growth, and Savvis [CenturyLink] is key to helping us accelerate this growth while minimizing risk to our business and customer base.
    We are very excited to be working with Savvis [CenturyLink] to scale our managed services business even faster, with well-managed risk, in the years to come.

    Andrew Manos
    Director of Managed Services