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SEATTLE – TierPoint, a leading provider of secure, connected data center and cloud solutions at the edge of the internet, today announced plans to expand its state-of-the-art data center in Seattle’s KOMO Plaza.

The nearly 18,000 sq. ft. expansion will include new raised floor, office and support space, featuring fully redundant and generator-backed power; high-efficiency cooling; multi-layer physical security, meeting stringent regulatory compliance standards; and diverse network connectivity through a group of 15 carriers and onramp providers, including AWS Direct Connect.


“We already have commitments from customers for some of the expanded capacity, and additional room to support the robust demand we’re seeing for colocation and cloud solutions in the Pacific Northwest,” said TierPoint Region Vice President Boyd Goodfellow. “Seattle is a key market for us and one of the fastest-growing markets for IT and other technology companies in the country.”

TierPoint expects the expansion to be completed and available to clients later this year, with the total facility then featuring nearly 3.5 MW of installed critical load capacity, scalable to 5.0 MW.

About TierPoint
Meeting clients where they are on their journey to IT transformation, TierPoint (tierpoint.com) is a leading provider of secure, connected data center and cloud solutions at the edge of the internet. The company has one of the largest customer bases in the industry, with thousands of clients ranging from the public to private sectors, from small businesses to Fortune 500 enterprises. TierPoint also has one of the largest and most geographically diversified footprints in the nation, with over 40 world-class data centers in 20 U.S. markets and 8 multi-tenant cloud pods, connected by a coast-to-coast network. Led by a proven management team, TierPoint’s highly experienced IT professionals offer a comprehensive solution portfolio of private, multitenant, managed hyperscale, and hybrid cloud, plus colocation, disaster recovery, security, and other managed IT services.

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OMAHA, NE – 1623 Farnam, a regional leader in network-neutral, edge interconnection and data center services, announces today the details of its $40 million edge data center expansion. The expansion includes significant upgrades to the facility’s electrical power infrastructure and increases colocation capacity by converting floors six-through-nine into usable data center space.

This expansion further supports the increase in demand for interconnected edge data centers, and comes after 1623 Farnam’s initial $10 million expansion last year to build out the facility’s fifth-floor space, which they are currently filling. The new construction will upgrade the facility’s interconnection capabilities by adding additional cabling, vaults and new redundant electrical plans that will support up to 8MW of power to the facility.


“Our prime location in Omaha is at the nexus of the country’s east-west and north-south cable routes, making it important that we enable sufficient interconnection capabilities for our customers and partners,” says Todd Cushing, President of 1623 Farnam. “We are also increasing our capacity with build outs to the sixth through ninth floors of the building to better accommodate existing and new customers.”

“There has been increasing demand in the data center space, especially now in the current global climate,” says Bill Severn, Executive Vice President of 1623 Farnam. “This build is being carried out largely with our customers and partners in mind. Our new vaults have new conduit access to enable rapid deployment and provide ease of access for establishing new fiber connections. We understand that the quicker and easier we can make it for our customers to get into the building, the better.”

The details of the upgraded facility are as follows:

  • 75,000 gross sq. ft. available
  • 9 floors total (plus penthouse, lower level and sub-basement)
  • 8 data center floors (2-9)
  • 6,400 gross sq. ft. per floor
  • 5,400 sq. ft. total “white” data center space per floor
  • 3,100 sq. ft. for cabinets per floor
  • 154 cabinet capacity per floor
  • Both chilled water and air cooling options
  • N+1 Concurrently Maintainable
  • 8MW of power on a uniquely redundant power grid
  • SOC 2 Type 2, SOC 2 Type 1, ISO 27001 and PCI Certifications
  • Cloud on ramps for Telia Carrier, Megaport, Google Cloud Connect, AWS and Microsoft Azure

The global edge data center market is currently booming, with a predicted YoY growth rate of 8.93% by the end of 2023, as noted by Marketwatch. This makes the expansion of 1623 Farnam’s edge interconnection facility crucial to serve this rapidly increasing demand; especially at a time when global internet usage has increased by as much as 70% due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. 1623 Farnam’s prime location at the center of the United States and in proximity to the largest Google Cloud node in North America and other significant hyperscale builds in the Omaha metro area makes it an ideal location for increased network and cloud capacity. 1623 Farnam is also host to the Omaha IX, offering robust peering capabilities, as well. The expansion will be deployed in stages throughout the third and fourth quarters of 2020. To learn more, please contact 1623 Farnam’s VP of Sales and Marketing Linn Gowen.

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About 1623 Farnam
1623 Farnam is the leading network interconnect point providing secure direct edge connectivity to fiber and wireless network providers, major cloud and CDN properties, content providers and Fortune 500 enterprises. We support mission-critical infrastructure and applications with the highest levels of availability, enabling maximum levels of application performance. As the regional leader in network-neutral, edge interconnection, 1623 Farnam offers access to 50 network companies which have local, regional, national and international reach. Located in the heart of the Midwest, 1623 Farnam services over five million eyeballs and multiple Fortune 500 companies in our region. Nebraska is the 15th fastest growing tech state and 20th fastest population growing state in the nation. We pride ourselves on consistently earning high customer satisfaction scores resulting in customer peace-of-mind.

For more information, please visit www.1623farnam.com.

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Naaldwijk, The Netherlands – Greenhouse Datacenters, a European data center developer/operator with two energy efficient colocation facilities in Naaldwijk, the Netherlands, in the Rotterdam/The Hague area, has opened a new data room in its flagship data center, Greenhouse DC 2. The expansion means a doubling of the current capacity at this location. At the same time, Greenhouse announces the appointment of Guido Sip as Chief Commercial Officer. In his new role, he will lead the commercial organization of Greenhouse and while further developing the company’s ecosystem of colocation partners and customers.

A stone’s throw from Rotterdam and The Hague, amidst the world’s largest flower and plant exporters and the many greenhouses in ‘the Westland’ region in the Netherlands, Greenhouse Datacenters offers colocation services that are ecologically oriented. The Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) value of 1.2 achieved by Greenhouse is a very energy-efficient value. In addition, its two data centers are periodically audited and certified by independent auditors in accordance with the ISO 14001 standard (environment & sustainability).


With the opening of the newest data room in Greenhouse DC 2, Greenhouse Datacenters is now adding 400 square meters of colocation space to its flagship data center in the Netherlands. This represents an additional capacity of 260 data center racks. It also doubles the technical infrastructure of Greenhouse DC 2 including generators, indirect adiabatic ‘Fresh Air’ cooling and energy efficient UPS systems.

Guido Sip as CCO, Customer Growth

Greenhouse Datacenters has grown rapidly in recent times. Two data rooms are now in use in Greenhouse DC 1. The newest operational room in Greenhouse DC 2 is the fourth data room that has been delivered. The first customers are now moving their IT infrastructures into this new colocation area. To secure further growth opportunities for its colocation customers, strategic plans for the construction of Greenhouse DC 3 – in the immediate vicinity of the current two data centers in the Netherlands – are already underway.

Guido Sip has been hired as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) to manage the current expansion and further shape the commercial organization of Greenhouse. He comes from fiber network provider Relined, where he had been working for 7 years in total. The last 4 years he held the position of Director Sales and Marketing. In this role he was part of the four-person management team of Relined.

“Greenhouse has grown particularly rapidly in the last few years. Without a significant focus on sales though, and mainly based on delivering technical and process-based quality at a competitive price,” says Guido Sip, Greenhouse’s newly recruited CCO. “My goal now is to build a solid sales strategy and enhance market visibility worldwide for the high-quality colocation services that Greenhouse offers from the Netherlands. Success until now is primarily the result of this typical ‘Westland’ mentality, in which a lot of value for money is being offered and the colocation services are actually selling themselves. The next step is to maintain that Westland mentality while professionalizing sales and further shaping the partner and customer ecosystem. My experience as board member at Relined will certainly help. My personal network in the industry is quite large and I bring extensive experience to the table with building partner ecosystems and achieving business expansion.”

In his previous role as a board member of Relined, Sip experienced strong growth of the organization. It included a doubling of the number of clients among which hyperscalers; an expansion of the fiber network from 5.000 to 28.000KM; as well as strong expansion of Relined in Germany.

Satellite Dish Services

With Guido Sip in the newly created position of Chief Commercial Officer, Greenhouse Datacenters expects to further raise interest in its ecological colocation services and its focus on security, connectivity, cloud-enablement, compliance, scalability and 24/7 rapid on-site support. Greenhouse’s management team also sees enormous customer potential in the Rotterdam and The Hague region. Especially because of the company’s satellite dish farm onsite and its 10 Gigabit low latency radio links through which companies throughout the area can easily access the Greenhouse data centers – for backup, archiving, disaster recovery, and more.

“I know Guido from his former job role as a board member of Relined. The responsibilities connected to his previous position are illustrative of the next steps we want to take with Greenhouse,” says Lennert Vollebregt, co-founder of Greenhouse Datacenters. “We expect a lot from Guido, also considering what he has achieved at Relined in a relatively short period of time. He is an outgoing personality focused on networking and has a good view on ecosystem thinking and the creation of partner opportunities. The health risks we are now facing worldwide are of course limiting current networking options, but as soon as this has become somewhat normalized, we will be able to further increase our visibility in the market with Guido as our CCO.”

About Greenhouse Datacenters
Founded in 2013, Greenhouse Datacenters is a European data center developer/operator currently offering two colocation data centers in Naaldwijk, the Netherlands, in the Rotterdam/The Hague area. The company’s operations are ecologically oriented, with an energy-efficient Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) value of 1.2. Its data centers are also 3rd party accredited and certified for sustainability (ISO 14001), as well as for ISO 9001, ISO 27001 and PCI DSS.

Greenhouse’s data centers in the Netherlands, Greenhouse DC 1 and Greenhouse DC 2, are equipped with layered security in accordance with European EN 50600 guidelines while offering on-site support 24/7. The colocation facilities are redundantly connected to the region and the world via more than 10 carriers; cloud on-ramps; ultra-low latency connections to Amsterdam; as well as access to European Internet exchanges. In addition, Greenhouse offers satellite dish services, with satellite feeds as well as 10 Gigabit low latency radio link connections – to provide organizations in the Westland/Rotterdam/The Hague regions with backup, archiving and disaster recovery.

To learn more about Greenhouse Datacenters, visit: https://www.greenhousedatacenters.nl/en.

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DENVER – STACK INFRASTRUCTURE (“STACK” or the “Company”), the digital infrastructure company built to help the world’s most innovative companies change the world, today announced plans for expansion of its data center campus in Atlanta, bringing STACK’s total critical capacity in the market to 20MW. STACK intends to break ground on a new two-story, 12MW facility to be developed on a recently acquired 6-acre land parcel adjacent to the Company’s existing data center in Alpharetta, Georgia.

“STACK is experiencing outsized demand in Atlanta based on the favorable business climate, low overall operating costs, and robust infrastructure. The expansion of our campus will enable us to help our clients further anchor their presence in the Southeast.”


Jim Galvin, Mayor of the City of Alpharetta, had this to say about the expansion: “The City of Alpharetta is excited about this new investment STACK INFRASTRUCTURE is making to expand their footprint in our community. Critical infrastructure is more important than ever before in today’s business climate so we look forward to working with STACK as they adapt and compete in a rapidly changing marketplace.”

STACK’s land acquisition in Atlanta is the latest of six expansion projects announced over the last twelve months that will collectively add more than 400MW of critical capacity to STACK’s offering. These included:

  • January 2020: Plans for a 125-acre hyperscale data center campus in Prince William County, Virginia in partnership with the Peterson Companies.
  • January 2020: Plans for a 32MW data center on its campus in San Jose, California.
  • October 2019: Expansion into a new market, New Albany, Ohio, via the acquisition of a purpose-built, Tier III data center. STACK’s New Albany campus includes development land that has the potential to add an additional 32MW of capacity.
  • September 2019: Plans for an 80+MW expansion of its Portland data center campus, which is currently under development.
  • June 2019: Plans for a 20+MW, multi-story data center adjacent to its existing facility in Chicago, which will be ready for service in the second half of 2020.

STACK provides both the digital infrastructure and end-to-end client experience required to scale the world’s most innovative companies. The Company’s offering includes hyperscale campuses and build-to-suit data centers (“HYPER STACK™”), immediately available wholesale colocation and private data suites (“READY STACK™”), and powered shell options (“POWER STACK™”).

For more information about STACK, please visit: www.stackinfra.com.

About STACK INFRASTRUCTURE
STACK provides digital infrastructure to scale the world’s most innovative companies. With a client-first approach, the Company delivers a comprehensive suite of wholesale build-to suit, colocation, and powered shell solutions in seven markets today: Atlanta, Georgia; Chicago, Illinois; Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas; New Albany, Ohio; Northern Virginia; Portland, Oregon; and Silicon Valley, California. With unparalleled existing and flexible expansion capacity in the leading availability zones, STACK offers the scale and geographic reach that rapidly growing hyperscale and enterprise companies need. The world runs on data. And data runs on STACK.

For more information, please visit www.stackinfra.com

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REDWOOD CITY, CA – Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center company, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase a portfolio of 13 data centers across Canada from BCE Inc. (“Bell”) for US$750 million (CA$1,041 million) in an all-cash transaction. The 13 data center sites, which represent 25 Bell data center facilities1, are expected to generate approximately US$105 million (CA$150 million) annualized revenue (Q4’20E LQA), which represents a purchase multiple of approximately 15x EV / adjusted EBITDA. The acquisition is expected to close in 2H 2020, subject to customary closing conditions including regulatory approval, and it is expected to be immediately accretive to Equinix’s adjusted funds from operations (AFFO) per share upon close, excluding integration costs.

The addition of these strategic assets, their associated operations and the more than 600 customers operating within the data centers will further strengthen Equinix’s global platform, which currently includes more than 210 data centers across 55 metros. It will benefit businesses by: increasing interconnection within Canada and between Canada and the rest of the world, opening seven new metros in six provinces to extend the digital edge of Platform Equinix®, and adding key customers in strategic sectors to further increase the value of the ecosystem available at Equinix. Under the terms of the agreement, Equinix and Bell will begin a strategic partnership to enable enterprises in Canada to leverage hybrid multicloud solutions to accelerate their digital transformation.


The acquisition will expand Equinix’s coverage in Canada coast to coast, making it a market leader in data center and interconnection services. In addition to adding new capacity in Toronto, Ontario, where Equinix currently operates two International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers, it will extend Equinix’s interconnection services to seven new metros. These metros include Calgary, Alberta; Kamloops and Vancouver, British Columbia; Millidgeville, New Brunswick; Montreal, Quebec; Ottawa, Ontario; and Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Equinix’s expansion across Canada unlocks opportunities for Canadian businesses expanding internationally and for multinational corporations pursuing growth and innovation in the Canadian market. Canadian companies will benefit from the ability to accelerate their evolution from traditional to digital businesses by rapidly scaling their infrastructure, easily adopting hybrid multicloud architectures and interconnecting with strategic business partners within the Platform Equinix ecosystem of nearly 10,000 customers.

  • Canada is the third largest economy in the Americas, and the 10th largest in the world.2 It is a high-growth market with a business focus on accelerating cloud adoption, and major cloud players have increased investments in Canada to accommodate this demand.
  • The 13 data centers, six of which are owned assets, will add approximately 1.2 million gross square feet of data center space and 400,000 square feet of colocation space to Platform Equinix.
  • The facilities will also provide a platform for future expansion in Canada.
  • More than 600 Bell customers currently operating within the 13 data centers will become Equinix customers, with more than 500 of these representing net new customers. The acquired customers comprise a diversity of sectors and segments, including enterprise, cloud and IT, government and financial services.
  • The strategic partnership between Equinix and Bell plans to deliver integrated networking and hybrid multicloud services, both directly and through the combined partner ecosystems of the two companies. The joint offering will combine Bell’s telecommunications services and technology expertise with Equinix’s global platform of interconnected data centers and business ecosystems.
  • Over time, Equinix plans to introduce Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric™ (ECX Fabric™) to all 13 data centers. ECX Fabric is an on-demand, SDN-enabled interconnection service that allows any business to connect between its own distributed infrastructure and any other company’s distributed infrastructure, including the world’s largest network service and cloud providers, on Platform Equinix.
  • The acquisition of the 13 Bell data centers will further extend Equinix’s ability to provide businesses with the direct and secure connectivity they need to expand their global reach in new and existing markets. According to Volume 3 of the Global Interconnection Index, interconnection is becoming an essential building block of the digital economy. By providing additional interconnection capacity in these key markets, Equinix continues to play an important role in helping companies extend their IT operations to the digital edge through the interconnection of people, locations, clouds and data.
  • Citi and J.P. Morgan acted as financial advisors to Equinix.

About Equinix
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) connects the world’s leading businesses to their customers, employees and partners inside the most-interconnected data centers. On this global platform for digital business, companies come together across more than 50 markets on five continents to reach everywhere, interconnect everyone and integrate everything they need to create their digital futures. www.equinix.com.

1 Note: Equinix counts a building (including a building that has had multiple phased expansions over time) as a single “data center.” Bell counts each expansion within a building as a separate data center.
2 World Economic Forum: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/02/india-gdp-economy-growth-uk-france/

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SAN ANTONIO, TX – Rackspace today announced the launch of strategic initiatives to meet the increasing international demand for cloud technology services. According to an IDC forecast[1], by 2022, over 90% of enterprises worldwide will be relying on a mix of cloud infrastructure needs, with the global COVID-19 outbreak reinforcing the critical importance of business agility and scalability.

Rackspace strategies to address this cloud increase include strengthening its position in the Asia Pacific region with a new office opening in Auckland, New Zealand, as well as an increased investment across the Netherlands and Nordics region.


The Auckland office will complement Rackspace’s current APJ presence with other locations across Australia, Hong Kong, India, Japan and Singapore.

“Rackspace continues to invest in the APJ region, with our mission to be the best technology services company in the world,” said Sandeep Bhargava, Managing Director, APJ. “We have seen significant growth over the last six months with customers embracing our unbiased expertise in their cloud journey.”

As part of Rackspace’s broader global expansion plans, the investments reinforce its commitment to ensuring Fanatical Experience™ across these regions, particularly at a time when organizations are looking to cloud solutions for greater efficiencies and disaster relief recovery. According to a recent survey by 451 Research[2], 51% of enterprises expect to see major disruption to their business within six months.

Rackspace’s New Zealand-based team will be overseen by Ian Kerr, recently appointed as Country Manager, New Zealand. The Netherlands and Nordics office will continue to be managed by Bert Stam, who was recently promoted from Sales and Marketing Director NE to General Manager for the region.

“Now more than ever, customers are looking to get to the cloud faster to take advantage of cost optimization and business continuity benefits,” said Kevin Jones, Rackspace’s CEO. “Rackspace’s investments and hiring plans around the globe speak to our commitment to meet and exceed growing customer needs.”

Rackspace will recruit within the Netherlands and Nordics in 2020 and continue to provide consultancy expertise, aiming to double the size of the business in the next three years. With over 125,000 established customers globally, Rackspace can now offer additional support to its existing customer network, and also foster and strengthen new channel relationships.

“The growth in our local Professional Services team has allowed us to successfully support customers in region with on the ground experts,” said Martin Blackburn, Managing Director, EMEA. “Cloud technology is experiencing continuous growth across a number of industries in the Netherlands and Nordics and we’re committed to providing best in class support for customers in the region.”

Rackspace also received recognition this year as a Great Place to Work in its United Kingdom and Netherlands offices. This expansion follows the recent additional leadership and investments in the Middle East to enhance its regional support of hundreds of customers, market growth and maturity of cloud technology.

About Rackspace
Rackspace is a global technology services company dedicated to accelerating the value of the cloud during every phase of customers’ digital transformation. As a recognized Gartner Magic Quadrant leader for the last four consecutive years, we are uniquely positioned to manage applications, data, security and multiple clouds worldwide. Passionate about customer success by delivering Fanatical Experience™, we provide unbiased expertise with proven results across all the leading technologies. Headquartered in San Antonio, Rackspace has 40 global data centers and over 125,000 clients across 100 countries.

[1] IDC Press Release, IDC Expects 2021 to Be the Year of Multi-Cloud as Global COVID-19 Pandemic Reaffirms Critical Need for Business Agility, March 2020
[2] 451 Research, part of S&P Global Market Intelligence, Press Release, Businesses Bracing for Major Disruptions from COVID-19 according to 451 Research, part of S&P Global Market Intelligence, March 2020

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