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Level 3 Communications Adds New Advanced Data Centre Facility in London


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August 21, 2012

Level 3 Communications Adds New Advanced Data Centre Facility in London

By Deepika Mala, TMCnet Contributor

Level 3 Communications (News - Alert), a provider of local, national and global communications services to enterprise, government and carrier customers, has recently opened a new advanced data center facility space in Hayes, West London.

Officials said that the company has announced this enterprise grade data center space in response to demand by U.S.-based companies seeking to increase their global operations using Level 3's international network footprint and service portfolio.

In the facility, Level 3 will provide its enterprise customers data center space ideally located on the company's major fiber routes across the Atlantic and its low latency routes into the Chi-X trading platform in Slough.

Featuring high-power density cabinets and suites, 24 x 7 security and maintenance support, the new facility will offer additional capacity to Level 3's three existing data centers in central London and to its more than 350 data centers worldwide. Its close proximity to central London, will allow it to offer disaster recovery, replication and redundancy facilities.

The facility will also provide customers in the region a new option for expanding or outsourcing their enterprise data center requirements.

Being located at Hayes, which is equidistant between the Chi-X trading platform in Slough and central London's financial services district, as well as being on Level 3's primary low latency route across the Atlantic, the new date center will also provide excellent connectivity for financial services companies seeking access into European and North American markets. 

James Heard, Level 3 regional president of EMEA, said, "Being located on Level 3's fiber network will provide enterprises and service providers access to data recovery, replication, storage and redundancy, backed by a global fiber network. This is further evidence of Level 3's dedication to growing our position in key markets around the world and providing industry-leading connectivity solutions for companies in a vast range of sectors."  

In related news, the Metro Ethernet Forum (News - Alert) has honored Level 3 Communications with the "Service Provider of the Year" award for its Ethernet services in the Caribbean and Latin America.

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