Some news from around the world to start off this Monday morning:
The Irish data center markeplace saw some M&A recently. The Singaporean firm Keppel DC REIT has spent €66M to acquire a 2,350 square meter facility in the Ballycoolin Business and Technology Park of Dublin. It’s Keppel’s second data center in the city and its 13th overall now, seven of which are located in Europe, three in Australia, and three in (of course) Singapore.
The turmoil in India’s mobile marketplace may be about to have another casualty. Tata Group is said to be considering suspending operations of Tata Teleservices and winding the division down. Debt levels of $5.3B or so are definitely not helping, and Tata has been unable to find a buyer.
China Telecom Global has thrown its hat into the rapidly developing SD-WAN space. They have picked Versa’s technology to power the company’s global SD-WAN platform. Initially at 15 hubs, they plan to expand the deployment to 30 global cloud nodes by the end of this year.
And as expected, Digital Realty’s purchase of DuPont Fabros was completed late last week. The $7.8B deal puts Digital Realty’s enterprise value above $35B, and brings another 12 multi-tenant US facilities into its orbit. DFT also had a fair amount of land available for expansion that we will likely see DLR take advantage of over the next few years.
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