ABRY Partners seems to have an unending appetite for internet infrastructure currently. Today they expanded their colocation footprint by buying Access Northeast and merging it with Xand, which they just purchased six months ago.
Access Northeast operates two datacenters in Massachussets and one in Connecticut, which will now be paired with Xand’s facility in Westchester. The combined company will feature 140,000 square feet of space with a unified cloud platform from which it will offer managed services such as business continuity and disaster recovery.
In 2010 ABRY bought RCN and split off the metro fiber arm as Sidera Networks. Last year, ABRY purchased Masergy and teamed up with Berkshire Partners to take out Telx as well. Are they still hungry? Well the PR quotes ABRY’s Brian St. Jean:
“We believe the combination of Xand and Access Northeast creates an unrivaled regional service platform company intently focused upon the data center triple play – colocation, cloud and managed services. We look forward to backing the newly formed company with additional resources for expansion and acquisitions.”
I think that’d be a yes. But whether that will be more colo, more fiber, or more services is more difficult to answer.