Data center company Cologix recently entered a deal with cloud connectivity firm vXchnge to acquire a five-acre facility in Silicon Valley, according to a press release on PR Newswire. The site has nine megawatts of power which can be expanded up to ten megawatts.
The campus, located in the second largest interconnection centers in the world, contains a network of fiber-based carriers that draws in customers from across the globe. Usually, these customers are in need of systems capable of handling high-traffic tasks.
The location of the site is an advantage, as per Cologix CEO Bill Fathers. He said, “Silicon Valley continues to have one of the fastest-growing data center markets in the world with strong fiber connectivity to Internet backbones and a growing density of hyperscale on-ramps.”
The spacious facility opens up possibilities for additional hardware and services. This opens up opportunities to use the offerings of marquee technology firms, IT companies, and startups.
This move brings the company one step closer to its goal of expanding its operations in the country. Fathers further explained, “This acquisition fits into Cologix’s cloud-first growth strategy by expanding our national footprint into the heart of Silicon Valley, starting with an established interconnection hub.”
With the vXchnge deal, the company is expected to bring in more customers in the field of cloud, software, and carriers. It also gives Cologix room for further expansion in order to accommodate the demands for cloud services.
Cologix’s platform is expected to be reinforced with this acquisition, especially because of its considerable space, power, and connectivity that can be magnified to a certain extent to cater to the needs of its clients.
The agreement is expected to further establish the company as an interconnection leader in the market.
Aside from the Silicon Valley location, the firm also built data centers in various areas across North America. In August 2020, the company also acquired a data center in Minneapolis, as per another PR Newswire post.
In addition, “Through this acquisition, we will fulfill our strategic goal of providing total coverage of the US markets with cloud gateways in Ashburn, Silicon Valley, Dallas Minneapolis, New Jersey, Jacksonville, and Columbus, OH – complementing our national coverage of Canada in Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.”
The agreement will need regulatory approvals and is expected to be completed at the beginning of the second quarter of this year.