Check out the latest in deals, development and disruptive technology in the data center industry for October 31, 2019:
- Digital Realty To Acquire Interxion in Largest DC Acquisition Ever: Digital Realty and Interxion will combine their businesses to create a leading global provider of data center, colocation and interconnection solutions. Interxion shareholders will receive a fixed exchange ratio of 0.7067 Digital Realty shares per Interxion share. The transaction values Interxion at approximately $93.48 USD per ordinary share or approximately $8.4 Billion USD of total enterprise value, including assumed net debt. Completion of the transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including approval by shareholders of Interxion and shareholders of Digital Realty. Digital Realty Chief Executive Officer A. William Stein will serve as CEO of the combined company. Interxion Chief Executive Officer David Ruberg will serve as the Chief Executive of the combined company’s Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) business, which will be branded “Interxion, a Digital Realty company” at the close of the transaction.
- Aligned Energy Breaks Ground on Second Salt Lake Metro Data Center: Aligned Energy, a leading data center provider offering innovative, sustainable and adaptable colocation and build-to-scale solutions for cloud, enterprise, and managed service providers, announces the expansion of its campus, breaking ground on a second facility in West Jordan, Utah. The expansion is driven by the addition of a new anchor customer as well as demand for adaptable, scalable data center infrastructure in the Western technology hub. Aligned’s SLC data center campus will feature the Company’s patented cooling technology, which allows customers to scale up to 50 kW per rack without having to reconfigure existing infrastructure, disperse equipment, or require large-scale CapEx investments — all while maintaining industry-leading Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) and utilizing up to 80% less energy and 85% less water. Combined with Aligned’s patented unit, this cooling solution delivers efficiency at any load, in any climate, regardless of location to support customers’ sustainability goals.
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