As the US contemplates its government’s navel, all the action in internet infrastructure today seems to be over in Europe. There we have the acquisition of a key internet hub in Germany by none other than Equinix. The Californian-based data center powerhouse is buying Kleyer 90 in Frankfurt.
Equinix has purchased the carrier hotel, which is located at Kleyerstrasse 90 hence the common nickname it is called by. They had already been a player there, and recently purchased Ancotel which was located on the campus as well. Buying the overall facility cements their position in Frankfurt, which is indisputably one of the main internet hubs globally.
Just yesterday IBD put out a piece predicting consolidation in the data center space – from REIT to interconnection. Meanwhile, we have at least two data center operators looking to go public soon: QTS and IO, a cloud revolution that is reshaping the economics and opportunities, and the Open-IX movement. Looks like it will be an interesting season ahead in the data center.
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