EdgeConneX snaps up Israel's Global Data Center
EdgeConneX has agreed to acquire Israel-based Global Data Center (GDC), in a deal that includes underground facilities in Herzliya and Petah Tikva, near Tel Aviv.
In addition to the facilities, GDC offers hosting, cloud computing and advanced data centre services. The firm is headquartered in Herzliya, the hub of Israel's hi-tech district.
Randy Brouckman (pictured), CEO of EQT-owned EdgeConneX, said: "I am pleased to announce the expansion of the EdgeConneX global footprint to the Middle Eastern region with the acquisition of GDC.
"As always, the company's focus is on its customers and providing them with the capacity they want, where they want it, and when they want it. In the case of Israel, GDC's talented leadership team, strong operational track record and existing infrastructure helps us accelerate meeting these requirements by providing a ready-made solution with a premium platform that is already well established in the market," Brouckman added.
EdgeConneX said its backing and support would "accelerate GDC's development and ability to invest in new capacity in Israel – ushering in an exciting growth phase for the company".
The firm will be in good company. In June, AWS announced it would open an infrastructure region in Israel in the first half of 2023, while NTT is also planning a new subsidiary in the country.
Earlier this month build-to-suit firm Global Technical Realty (GTR) said it was building a new 10.5MW data centre in Petah Tikva.
Moshe Lasman, GDC founder and CEO, commented: "For our Israeli customers, nothing changes practically in regard to Global Data Center, organisationally, operationally, or strategically.
"EdgeConneX brings over a decade of experience building out a global data centre platform that includes approximately 50 data centres in over 40 markets around the world and spans everything from hyperlocal edge facilities to hyperscale data centre campuses. Together, we will be able to best serve the local data centre infrastructure needs in Israel and global requirements anywhere in the world," he added.
Lasman, who previously worked for HP and IBM established the business in 2013 and said that not only will he continue to lead the firm, but the GDC team line-up will not change.
He continued: "The GDC teams supporting each customer will continue to perform in the same manner as before. If anything, we will look to further grow and augment the existing teams with additional talent and continue to operate our data centres as before. We will provide each customer with the space, power, and connectivity, where they need it to best serve their needs and that of their customers."