Vantage Data Centers acquires Etix Everywhere amid developing FIVE data centre campuses in Europe
Vantage Data Centers has expanded into Europe through the acquisition of Etix Everywhere and greenfield developments in four additional European markets for an undisclosed amount.
Etix’s data centre portfolio includes a 55MW hyperscale data centre campus in Frankfurt, Germany, which is currently under construction.
Separately, Vantage Europe has secured land and is planning to develop hyperscale data centre campuses in Berlin, Milan, Warsaw and Zurich.
Founded in 2012, Etix is an EMEA data centre provider with more than 50MW of built data centre capacity across its footprint, as well as its flagship 55MW hyperscale campus currently under development in Offenbach, Germany, just outside of Frankfurt.
In conjunction with the Etix acquisition, Antoine Boniface, former CEO of Etix, has joined the Vantage executive team to serve as president, Europe.
The company also revealed that Josh Buis, who joined Vantage in 2019 as vice president, international business development, will take on an expanded role as senior vice president, sales and business development, for Europe.
“As data centre demand from our customer base continues to rapidly increase worldwide, Vantage is embarking upon its largest expansion ever into Europe through the development of five strategic markets.” said Sureel Choksi, president and CEO of Vantage.
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“The acquisition of Etix accelerates our expansion to Frankfurt, Europe’s highest growth hyperscale market. We are very excited to welcome Antoine and his team to lead our European business.”
Vantage intends to invest $2bn in its planned European expansion, including more than $800m in new equity capital provided by Vantage’s current investors and a new commitment from Digital Colony Partners.
“The Etix team and I are thrilled to join Vantage,” said Boniface. “The experience that Vantage brings with North American-based hyperscale, cloud and wholesale customers, combined with Etix’s European experience and Frankfurt hyperscale campus, creates a compelling platform that is ideally positioned to serve customers across Europe.”
In addition to the acquisition of Etix, Vantage also announced the development of new greenfield hyperscale data centre campuses. The facilities, which are currently underway, are in the following European markets:
- Berlin: 64MW campus on 13 acres (5 hectares)
- Frankfurt: 55MW campus on 8 acres (3 hectares)
- Milan: 32MW campus on 17 acres (7 hectares)
- Warsaw: 64MW campus 12 acres (5 hectares)
- Zurich: 40MW campus on 7 acres (3 hectares)
Inclusive of this European expansion, Vantage will operate hyperscale data centre campuses in 11 markets globally, according to the company.
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