A colo M&A, a blockchain move, and a corporate anniversary to peruse this morning.
There was some data center consolidation activity in Canada this morning. eStruxture Data Centers has announced the acquisition of Kolotek from the energy company Gaz Metro Plus. The deal follows eStruxture's raising of $180M in growth capital last month, and expands their footprint to 3 sites in Montreal. Montreal has been a hotbed of infrastructure activity lately.
Verizon Enterprise Solutions is moving to make blockchain a piece of its security ecosystem. They are planning the launch of a portfolio of blockchain services with the help of Guardtime's technology. I'll be curious to see how they integrate such capabilities into their broader infrastructure offerings over time.
And Southern Telecom says it turned 20 this month. The subsidiary of the energy giant Southern Company started providing fiber in February of 1998, at the heart of the dot com boom. Today they own or market some 2,600 route miles of fiber in the southeast including conduit and dark fiber throughout Atlanta. With joint build partners, the company has another 500 route miles under construction with 800 more on deck.