Wednesday Bytes: Cologix, Hurricane Electric, MDC, ExteNet, Conterra, DataBank

August 31st, 2022 by · Leave a Comment

Four expansions and an HQ move announced this week from around the US:

Cologix is putting more resource to work out in Ohio. They have a $150M expansion planned for their campus in the Columbus metro area, their second big move in the area. The plans call for a new data center and 36MW of additional power. If all goes well, they expect to add another 15 folks to their headcount.

Hurricane Electric has added a new node down in Southern Texas. The global IPv4/IPv6 backbone operator has launched a new PoP in MDC Data Centers’ facility in McAllen. McAllen, TX is down on the border with Mexico, and has long been a natural interconnection point between US and Mexican networks.

ExteNet Systems is moving its headquarters from Illinois down to the state of Texas. They have a new 37K square foot headquarters lined up in the city of Frisco, which sits just north of Dallas, expecting to put 150 employees in place there. ExteNet has enjoyed some sales success at sporting venues in Texas over the last few months.

Conterra Networks says it plans to invest $6M now and another $8M over the next 5 years down in Louisiana. The investment will be focused on Rapides Parish in the central part of the state, with service targeted to some 3,646 businesses and enterprises.

And DataBank has closed the first leg of its recapitalization. An investor group led by Swiss Life Asset Management, EDF Invest, Northleaf Capital Partners, and Ardian is purchasing 35% of the company, moving in alongside DigitalBridge in stages. The process is expected to be complete sometime in Q4.

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