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DataBank Kicks Off 2021 with Official Close to Historic zColo Data Center Asset Acquisition

Acquisition of Five French Data Centers Brings DataBank’s Footprint to More Than One Million Sq. Ft. of Colocation Space in 20 Major Network Interconnect Hubs

2021’s only just begun, but DataBank’s first quarter is already one for the books thanks to its most recent milestone, which officially triples its footprint and brings the company to the leading edge of colocation and interconnectivity.

This week, DataBank acquired five data centers in France in the second of two closings that were part of a major acquisition of zColo data centers assets from Zayo Group Holdings. 

“We’re excited to finally have all elements of the zColo transaction complete,” states Raul K. Martynek, CEO of DataBank. “Our integration is moving ahead swiftly and we look forward to unleashing the full power and reach of our integrated edge colocation and interconnect platform for customers in the months ahead.” 

The acquisition brings to a close two months marked by meteoric growth for DataBank, which is known as a leading provider of enterprise-class colocation, connectivity, and managed services. The company first announced its plans to purchase zColo’s assets from Zayo Group Holdings in December and at that time officially took the reins of a group of U.S. and U.K. locations. After bringing these final five French data centers under its umbrella, DataBank has officially tripled its geographic footprint and brought its total colocation space to more than 1.1 million square feet across 65 data centers and 20 major network interconnect hubs. 

By the Numbers

Here are the hallmarks of the historic deal:

  • Increased from 20 to 65 data centers
  • Went from nine markets to 29 markets
  • 1.1M total square feet of data center space
  • 141 MW of installed UPS capacity
  • Neutral interconnection at 20 major carrier hotels  

Along with DataBank’s recent investment in EdgePresence, which adds modular data center platforms to its portfolio, the company is primed to be a major player in the edge data center space. 

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