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EdgeConneX acquires data centre in Munich

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EdgeConneX has snapped up its ninth data centre facility, after agreeing to buy data centre assets in central Munich, Germany.

The new facility will become EdgeConneX’s latest edge data centre, offering a carrier-neutral service for cloud, content, network and IT providers in the region.

EdgeConneX has agreed to buy the assets at Landsberger Strasse 155, Central Munich, Germany, but would not disclose who the previous owner was. According to DataCenterMap.com Cable & Wireless Munich owns a facility on that site, though it is not clear if this is a separate facility in the same location.

Over 20 prominent networks and cloud on ramps serve existing partners at the data centre, with EdgeConneX agreeing to serve those existing clients as part of the deal. The data centre provider said it will make a significant investment into boosting infrastructure, operations and security at the Munich facility, but it did not disclose how much it is putting into revamping the site.

The Munich data centre is expected to open for new customer deployments in Q2 2019. Once open, it will offer additional capacity and power, EdgeConneX said.

“Munich has been an historically important market for network and content peering and is now seeing substantial growth as a cloud epicenter as well,” comments Dick Theunissen, Managing Director EMEA at EdgeConneX. “This, coupled with demand from customers, primarily to serve the region and create an alternative to Frankfurt, has driven our entry into Munich.”

The acquisition is the latest move for EdgeConneX in Europe following its purchase of the Linxdatacenter facility in Warsaw, Poland, announced in November 2018.