Proximity, Colohouse, Globenet each complete expansion moves to further edge data center efforts

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Proximity, Colohouse, Globenet each complete expansion moves to further edge data center efforts

Several edge-focused data center providers have recently renewed their expansion efforts before the last quarter of 2021 is underway. Proximity unveiled a regional edge data center in Swindon Colohouse completed the acquisition of Lume Cloud, and Globenet started the construction of its second Data Center in Barranquilla.

Proximity acquires regional edge data center

Located in Swindon, the 89,000 sq. ft. site provides capacity for up to 2000 racks and offers a total of 7MW power currently available (with the potential to increase to 14MW).

The facility also offers solid road and rail infrastructure, as well as easy access to digital fiber routes connecting London to Ireland and the USA.

“Our new Swindon edge data center offers enterprise, research, content, and cloud service provider organizations a compelling proposition,” commented John Hall, Managing Director of Colocation at Proximity Data Centres.

The new site, Proximity Edge7, is an Uptime Institute certified Tier 3 facility serving the businesses along and near to the M4 corridor, and particularly the congested data center around Slough and West London.

“Proximity Edge7 has outstanding environmental and sustainability credentials combined with excellent connectivity in a strategic location,” Hall added.

The regional edge data center is also highly accessible to the major R&D hub at Harwell, which hosts numerous research organizations specialized in biotech, genome, and space-tech.

“This makes it ideally suited for accommodating overflow and edge colocation business from the overcrowded data center cluster in Slough as well as offering resilient low latency solutions to research organizations in the vicinity,” Hall concluded.

Proximity currently owns edge data centers in various parts of the UK, including Bridgend, Nottingham, Rugby, Liverpool, Chester Gates, and Wakefield. The firm plans to have 20 sites available by October 2022.

Colohouse completes strategic acquisition of Lume Cloud

Colocation services provider Colohouse has recently completed the acquisition of managed cloud services provider Lume Cloud.

The transaction also includes Lume’s flagship solution suite Cloud Anyware, designed to enable customers to connect public and private cloud services, while also optimizing their cloud spending for cost, performance, and security.

According to Lume Cloud CEO Kyle Verzello, the acquisition will help the company to further enhance its competitive edge in the marketplace, while also enabling Colohouse to offer more diverse geographical connectivity options and cloud solutions.

“Increasingly, location matters for cloud solutions,” he explained. “Private cloud and colocation delivered where customers need infrastructure is a critical component to any cloud strategy.”

“Together, Colohouse and Lume Cloud have amazing synergies, and with this acquisition, we can achieve the next level of growth for our ecosystem,” the CEO concluded.

The move comes months after Colohouse was acquired by 1547 Critical Systems Realty and Valterra Partners with the goal of creating a dominant data center and cloud solutions company.

Globenet to build second data center in Barranquilla

Wholesale telecommunications provider Globenet announced it has started building a second edge data center in Barranquilla, Colombia.

The move is reportedly aimed at aiding Globenet to expand its current edge infrastructure as well as addressing the increased demand for connectivity services in Latin America.

Commenting on the news, Globenet CEO Eduardo Falzoni said the company decided to build its second Edge Data Center in Barranquilla because it represents a strategic interconnection point in South America for both local and international Carriers, ISPs, OTTs, and CDNs.

“Globenet’s own network provides direct, low-latency submarine routes to Brazil and the United States from Barranquilla, as well as a direct route to Bogota through our redundant terrestrial backhaul,” Falzoni added.

The construction of the new edge data center will also enable growth at a larger scale for Colombia’s digital economy, according to Globenet CCO Fabio Laguado.

“[It will reinforce] our commitment to provide the most advanced connectivity and data center solutions for people and businesses in the region,” he explained.

Globenet’s second edge data center in Barranquilla is expected to be operational by the third quarter of 2022.

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