Chirisa buys Ashburn data centre facility

29 May 2018 | Natalie Bannerman


Chirisa Investments, the Irish-based digital infrastructure investor, is acquiring a strategically located facility in Ashburn, Virginia.

The commonly referred to Data Centre Ally will be the first of many new facilities Chirisa will deploy under its expansion programme to provide a number of new large scale data centre campuses to new multi-megawatt corporate clients as well as continuing to service its existing hyperscale internet customers.

"We are massively excited to commence our rollout of our Chirisa next-generation wholesale facilities and larger data centre campus at the heart of the Internet in Ashburn VA,” said Colm Piercy, CEO of Chirisa Investments. “I and our team look forward to announcing similar deployments in other strategic locations across the US, Canada, Europe, and other regions - and in so doing endeavouring to service the insatiable demand for quality data centres from our clients."

The deal was closed for an undisclosed amount in an off-market transaction. Designs have already been completed for a first phase $225 million development of a 280,000 sqft, 30 MW, Tier III facility to meet the growing needs of the US data centre market.

In addition, Chirisa is also offering sale and leaseback solutions to larger corporations that are looking to move their operational and capital expenditure requirements for their data centre and headquarter assets to a proven operator on the market.

The site adjoins major Equinix, Digital Realty, CenturyLink and Raging Wire data centres, while being directly connected to some of the busiest fibre and Internet peering points on the globe. 

Earlier this month RETN announced two new PoPs in North America, Toronto and Ashburn, Virginia. The two new PoPs extend RETN’s global network reach, directly connecting the east coast of North America to the RETN European backbone via Paris and London.