Wednesday Bytes: Yondr, Antin, DigitalBridge, Ribbon, Rogers

July 28th, 2021 by · Leave a Comment

Three inorganic moves in the data center space and a vendor win for 400G ZR+:

The global data center provider Yondr has teamed up with Everstone Group to take on a new market. The two have formed a strategic joing venture partnership, called EverYondr, that will invest in major new facilities in India. The first facility is planned for Mumbai and will deliver 30MW of capacity by 2023. Everstone is a private investment firm with a real estate arm that already has 47M square feet of real estate under development of some form in India.

Antin Infrastructure Partners has acquired a significant data center portfolio in the UK. They have acquired Pulsant, taking over as owners from Oak Hill Capital and Scottish Equity Partners who have owned the company for about 7 years. Pulsant operates 10 data centers around the country, including three in Edinburgh, two in Newcastle, and one each in South London, Milton Keynes, Sheffield, Maidenhead, and Reading.

DigitalBridge has found some new data center assets to buy. Yesterday they announced the purchase of PCCW's data center business. The deal covers a portfolio of data centers in Hong Kong, China, and Malaysia and the price tag appears to be about $750M. PCCW will focus its attention on its growing Network-as-a-Service business.

And up in Canada, Rogers Communications has tapped Ribbon for a major network upgrade. Rogers will be leveraging Ribbon's Apollo platform, which will enable them to take advantage of 400G ZR+ technology for DWDM transport. They'll also be using Ribbon's MUSE SDN platform to automate the new network infrastructure.

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