DataBank agrees to acquire Indianopolis data centre firm LightBound

18 December 2018 | James Pearce

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Data centre provider DataBank has agreed a deal to buy colocation services provider LightBound, adding two Indianapolis data centres to its portfolio.

LightBound operates two enterprise-class data centres located in the downtown Indy Telecom Center, the most densely interconnected location in the city. Overall, the acquisition adds 73,000 square foot of colocation space for DataBank.

With the acquisition of LightBound, DataBank will operate 17 data centers in 9 US markets, including Dallas, Minneapolis, Kansas City, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Salt Lake City, Baltimore, Atlanta, and Indianapolis.

“We are excited about expanding our presence to the Indianapolis market,” commented Raul K. Martynek, CEO of DataBank. “LightBound has built a fantastic customer service reputation in the region as a trusted infrastructure provider. We look forward to combining LightBound’s strength in colocation, connectivity and managed services with DataBank’s broad product offering and national footprint.”   

“Joining DataBank is an outstanding opportunity for LightBound, its employees and customers,” said Jack Carr, CEO of LightBound. “DataBank’s customer-centric approach is the reason we choose to combine with their team and be able to expand our offering and geographic footprint.”  Jack Carr will continue with DataBank and lead efforts to expand the customer base and data center portfolio in the Indianapolis market.