In a move that bolsters DataBank ranking as a leading edge data center provider, the company announced its acquisition of zColo’s U.S. and U.K. data center assets from Zayo Group holdings. The acquisition contributes to a combined company that totals more a million square feet of colocation space and 20 major interconnect hubs.
“DataBank has now assembled a unique portfolio of data center infrastructure and network interconnect options to address customer workloads anywhere from Tier 1 markets to the far edge,” comments Raul K. Martynek, DataBank’s CEO.
This announcement comes on the heels of DataBank’s strategic investment in EdgePresence, which accelerates DataBank’s edge data center strategy by adding modular facilities to augment its traditional data center portfolio. These unique modular data centers provide the space, power, and bandwidth to further reduce latency and improve performance for key applications.
Combined, these two transactions put DataBank at the forefront of the edge infrastructure wave, enabling enterprises, hyperscalers, cloud, content, and software customers to move their mission-critical workloads and platforms closer to end-user populations in second-, third-, and fourth-tier markets.
The addition of zColo’s facilities and footprint gives DataBank’s existing customers tremendous new options for geographic diversity, but it also gives zColo’s base of 1500+ blue chip customers access to DataBank’s deep reservoir of managed security, data protection, cloud and compliance enablement capabilities, creating a true win-win for customers.
With this transaction, DataBank now offers its secure colocation, connectivity, cloud, and managed services in 60 data centers across 28 key markets in the U.S. and U.K. A second closing for the five data centers in France is expected in Q1 2021.