Savvis plans to open a 100,000 square-foot data center with a 4.8 megawatt-capacity in the Minneapolis-St.Paul area in the spring of 2014.
The Savvis MP2 data center will be the area’s first multitenant tier-three data center and will be built to perform an initial 1.2 megawatt capacity with 13,000 square feet of raised floor space when it first opens, Savvis said Tuesday.
Compass Datacenters will build the data center on a 10-acre property in Shakopee, Minn.
“The Twin Cities area has long served as a hub of activity to retailers, consumer brands, healthcare and media companies – all of which need more convenient and secure ways to access, maintain and manage their rapidly expanding data,” said Jeff Von Deylen, Savvis president.
Clients will use the center to deploy hybrid clouds for network, colocation, managed hosting and managed services.
Savvis will also offer clients free access to an online platform, ClientConnect, which works to help companies communicate with one another.