Acquisition Adds Significant Capacity, Customers, and 4th Largest Metro Market to DataBank’s Industry-Leading Edge Infrastructure Footprint
Dallas, TX – January 19, 2022 – DataBank, a leading provider of enterprise-class colocation, interconnection, and managed cloud services, today announced that it has agreed to purchase four existing data centers in the Houston, TX metro area from CyrusOne for $670M.
The transaction will make Houston the 27th major U.S. metro market in DataBank’s portfolio, adding to what is already the largest edge infrastructure footprint in the United States. The four Houston facilities will collectively add more than 300,000 square feet of raised-floor data center capacity, and 42.5 MW of critical IT load, as well as a roster of blue-chip customers from the area’s fast-growing healthcare, financial, energy, media, and software sectors. DataBank’s total portfolio will now feature more than 65 facilities and 2.0M square feet of raised-floor data center capacity.
The four Houston facilities include the data center located 4201 Southwest Freeway, currently known as the CyrusOne Galleria data center, as well as three others known as West I, West II, and West III, which are all located on the Westway Park Blvd Campus 20 minutes west of Downtown Houston. The Houston West Campus is also the metro’s primary interconnection point with over 30 fiber networks, 3,500 cross connects and public cloud on-ramps from AWS and Google.
“We are excited to add the Houston market to the DataBank portfolio,” commented Raul Martynek, DataBank’s CEO. “With our deep roots in Texas, it was a logical metro for us to expand into and allows us to bring our digital infrastructure and interconnection solutions to the 4th largest metro in the U.S. With the addition of Houston, DataBank now covers 27 metro markets, a larger geographic footprint in the U.S. than any other data center operator.”
TD Securities and CIT, a division of First Citizens Bank, provided DataBank with the underwritten debt financing for the transaction. Jones Day served as legal advisor to DataBank in connection with the transaction.
The closing of the deal is subject to customary conditions and regulatory approvals. The transaction is anticipated to close in late Q1 2022.
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