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December 4, 2015

Five big data centre deals this week

List: UK and US data centres changed hands this week – some talked about the money that changed hands and some didn’t.

By Joao Lima

This week has seen a high number of M&As in the data centre space.

CBR lists five acquisitions this week that consolidated the industry even more.

1. VIRTUS buys Infinity’s Slough hub

London colo VIRTUS Data Centres has this week opened its third space in London following the acquisition of Infinity’s flagship hub in Slough.

LONDON4 has 9,5000 sqm of net technical space, 34MW of power and a PUE of 1.25. With Infinity’s Slough data centre buyout, VIRTUS has expanded its total data centre footprint to 58.2MW of power across 21,242 sqm of total space.

VIRTUS is now working on opening a fourth data centre, LONDON3, scheduled to go live in Q1 2017.


2. iomart buys United Hosting

Another UK provider, this time Glasgow based cloud firm iomart has this week invested £11 million to acquire British United Hosting (£7.5 million in cash upfront and £3.5 million contingent on performance over the next 18 months).

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With the acquisition, iomart will be adding United Hosting’s site in Hertfordshire to its portfolio topping nine data centres in the UK spanning over 80,000 sq ft of space in London, Manchester, Maidenhead, Gosport, St. Asaph, Glasgow, Lester and Nottingham.

The company still owns sites in Los Angeles, Boston, Dallas, Virginia, Sacramento, New Jersey, Dubai and Singapore.


3. Logicalis buys Thomas Duryea

IT reseller Logicalis has also strike a deal with Australian data centre and cloud company Thomas Duryea.

Thomas Duryea claims its revenues top be of $50 million and has 125 staff working in its data centre. The company is also a partner of EMC, Dell, NetApp, VMware and Microsoft.

More details of the deal were not disclosed


4. Immedion buys Appica

US colo Immedion has acquired of rival Appica to help the company expand into the Midwest.

With the buyout, Immedion added two data centre facilities in greater Cincinnati. The company owns now seven sites including Asheville, NC, Greenville, SC, Columbia, SC, North Charleston, SC, and Rock Hill, SC.


5. Rogers buys Internetworking Atlantic

Canadian telco Rogers has this week acquired Internetworking Atlantic and with it has expanded its data centre portfolio to 16 in the country.

The Halifax-based hub provides collocation and storage needs to businesses and organisations across the region. It is a carrier neutral hub with 2N in-line UPS systems.

Other locations where the company has a presence include Vancouver (one DC), Edmonton (two), Calgary (three), London (one), Hamilton (one), Oakville (one), Toronto (three), and Ottawa (three).

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