DigitalBridge has launched a venture capital arm that invests in tech startups as part of its evolution into a “full stack” platform that operates data centers, while also connecting investors with a range of opportunities to place capital in digital infrastructure.
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
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Vantage Data Centers will invest CAD$900 million ($712 million US) to rapidly scale its Canadian operations, including the development of a third campus in Montreal and the expansion of existing campuses in Montreal and Quebec City.
DigitalBridge is notable for its ability to deploy capital and capacity. That was on display this week in expansion announcements for DigitalBridge’s flagship data center platforms, DataBank and Vantage Data Centers.
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.
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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