Vantage Data Centers, a hyperscale data center campus operator located in the United States, and its major investor, Digital Bridge Group, have announced the completion of their acquisition of the PCCW data center business – PCCW DC. Vantage is now ready to provide data center services in Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur, two high-growth regions in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region.
Vantage Data Centers envisages that much of its Asia Pacific development strategy will materialize now that the acquisition is finalized. The agreement adds 100MW of current capacity to Vantage’s data center platform across numerous locations.
Brian Groen, who was previously the senior vice president of data center and digital transformation at PCCW DC, has joined Vantage as president, Asia Pacific (APAC). “Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur are unparalleled connectivity hubs for companies doing business across Asia,” commented Groen. “We have a strong sales pipeline with existing facilities and several greenfield developments underway to support our customers’ growing businesses. If you are a hyperscale company, a cloud provider or a large global enterprise, we can serve your needs in leading business centers throughout the region.”
In September, the Colorado-based data center provider announced its entry into the Asia Pacific market, which would be achieved through two major purchases. The first was the takeover of Agile Data Centers, an Asia Pacific data center provider focused on creating greenfield hyperscale campuses with a total critical IT load of 168MW in Tokyo, Osaka, and Melbourne, Australia. PCCW’s data center portfolio was acquired as the second purchase.
Currently Vantage has a strong and expanding presence in North America as well as the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions. Sureel Choksi, president and CEO, Vantage Data Centers, commented: “We now have a total of 23 campuses across five continents led by highly experienced regional teams.”