Vantage Data Centers is expanding into Africa, and has begun construction on a $1 billion data center campus in Johannesburg, South Africa. The project is notable because it is first direct expansion into Africa by a major U.S. data center developer.
Vantage Data Centers
Founded in 2010, Vantage Data Centers specializes in custom-built data centers with a “near-maniacal focus on efficiency, operational excellence, reliability, testing, and maintenance.” Their data halls with “variable resiliency”, involving less elaborate backup power infrastructure, provides a cost-effective solution for non-mission critical compute loads. With the backing of Digital Bridge, Vantage has continued to grow in the cloud provider market.
Headquarters: Santa Clara, CA
With its latest expansion into the Asia-Pacific market, Vantage Data Centers will have a footprint that stretches from Warsaw to Kuala Lumpur, including assets acquired last week from Agile Data Centers and PCCW in a $1.5 billion deal.
Colony Capital is changing its name to DigitalBridge, a move that aligns its brand with CEO Marc Ganzi’s vision for a company driving the transition to a cloud-powered future. Ganzi sees DigitalBridge as the first truly global, diversified digital REIT.
Vantage Data Centers now offers access to renewable energy options at each of its North American and European campuses to help customers reduce carbon emissions, and has expanded its sustainability team.
More data center mergers and acquisitions (M&A) appear likely amid reports of two new special purpose acquisition corporations (SPACs) featuring teams of data center executives. Meanwhile, the industry’s busiest consolidator is raising a huge new round of capital.
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Vantage Data Centers has raised $1.25 billion in equity funding from its current investors, led by Digital Colony. The funding reinforces the value proposition of building wholesale data center space for hyperscale customers, including the leading players in cloud computing and online commerce.
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Vantage Data Centers is continuing its global expansion by adding capacity in the two largest U.S. markets, Northern Virginia and Silicon Valley. Both markets are seeing strong customer demand, with developers working steadily to provide inventory to keep pace.
Lee Kestler, Aligned and Amazon Web Services were among those honored as the Northern Virginia Technology Council recognized the industry’s accomplishments at its 2020 Virginia Data Center Awards.