Ascenty and Digital Realty spearhead Colocation infrastructure worldwide after acquiring InterXion for $ 8.4 billion
Digital Realty, one of Ascenty’s parent companies in joint venture with Brookfield, has just acquired InterXion, an European leader with more than 50 Data Centers, for $ 8.4 billion. This positions the group as the leading provider of Colocation infrastructure, covering all demand across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific markets.
“In this new scenario, in addition to allowing clients to scale their Data Center space without making huge investments, the integration with InterXion allows clients to integrate their Data Centers to a global platform, besides relying on the best local infrastructure,” said Chris Torto, CEO of Ascenty.
InterXion has 53 Data Centers across 11 countries and 13 metropolitan areas in Europe, including Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Paris, and the InterXion Internet Gateway in Marseille. This will boost the portfolio of Ascenty and Digital Realty to more than 260 Data Centers across 20 countries, making it the largest colocation brand in the world.
This new global position also strengthens Ascenty’s leadership in Latin America, since the company already has 21 units under development in the region, 14 of which are already operational, with a solid presence in Brazil and currently expanding operations to Chile and Mexico.
“Latin America is a promising growth region for Ascenty. Over the past few years, we have received investments from Digital Realty and Brookfield, studying the market to grow our operations in countries other than Brazil, ultimately boosting business opportunities and expanding our coverage,” said Roberto Rio Branco, Ascenty’s Vice President of Marketing and Institutional Relations.
Besides its 21 data centers, Ascenty has an interconnection ecosystem that features 4,500 kilometers of dedicated fiber-optic network, connecting all of the data centers in operation with the world’s leading cloud providers and cable landing stations in Brazil. The company’s facilities are carrier neutral, which allows its customers to connect through any carrier or through its own dedicated network.
According to Rio Branco, “in addition to investments in quality infrastructure, other aspects that have enabled the company’s exponential growth include efficient service and flexibility to tackle any business challenge – now on a global scale.