April 27, 2011 – CenturyLink, fresh off completing its acquisition of Qwest Communications, said it signed an agreement  to purchase data center operator Savvis for $2.5 billion.

Savvis operates 31 data centers worldwide with 1.5 million square feet of raised floor space, including a center in Weehawken, N.J., that is home to the Z and Y exchanges operated by BATS Global Markets, among other customers. Qwest operates 17 data centers, including one near Denver that serves Fidelity Investments.

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