The Canadian government may be a bit wary of Egyptian money in the stalled Allstream deal, but for Las Vegas's Switch SUPERNAP it's an opportunity. According to an announcement today, they have teamed with Naguib Sawiris's Accelero Capital and Orasocom TMT Investments in a new joint venture that will replicate the model they've perfected in Sin City around the world.
They're certainly not thinking small, as the PR claims SUPERNAP international will "revolutionize colocation globally". Switch has long had a dominating position in the Las Vegas colocation and interconnection market, and I've wondered why they haven't ventured out of Nevada in the past. But now I suppose we may get to watch them go head to head with the likes of Equinix and Interxion.
Now, are they going to build from scratch, work with someone like Digital Realty for the initial shells, or take the quicker inorganic route to their first new supernap? And where will it be? I imagine it won't be long before we find out...
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