An international supplier of hosting infrastructure services, Evocative, has declared its intention to buy most of INAP’s data center assets. Nine data centers, including colocation and related network services, will be included in the deal.
The acquisition of INAP’s data centers adds to Evocative’s existing data center footprint with new facilities in Boston, New Jersey, Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles (2), Silicon Valley (2), and Seattle. Financial terms of this acquisition were not disclosed.
With the addition of the INAP facilities, Evocative’s portfolio now includes over 60 worldwide Points-of-Presence (PoPs) in addition to 20 operational data center colocation sites. Evocative also intends to welcome a number of INAP staff members connected to the INAP data center business to the Evocative team in addition to the acquisition of data center assets. Evocative will expand by 30 percent as a result.
108MW Available Capacity
The acquisition of INAP’s data center assets by Evocative is expected to close within the next few weeks, bringing the company’s data center presence to:
- 20 carrier neutral Tier II and Tier III data centers in the United States
- 1,080,000 square feet of data center space with significant expansion space
- 108MW of available power with an additional 25 percent expansion capability
- More than 500 carriers across the company’s portfolio including direct public cloud on-ramps
- Over 2,000 carrier, content, and enterprise clients
“Foremost, we welcome our new clients and employees to Evocative. We are honored and humbled to be your new partner. We are excited to share the strength of Evocative’s digital infrastructure capabilities with our clients,” said Arman Khalili, Founder and CEO of Evocative. “We know the importance of enterprise digital enablement. We built a company that offers a comprehensive suite of solutions from the physical foundation up the stack to enable the delivery of highly secure, hosted data services.”
In accordance with the usual closing procedures, the acquisition transaction is anticipated to conclude in Q3, 2022.
The worldwide hosting infrastructure footprint of Evocative consists of networked data centers and Points-of-Presence that service approximately 68,000 servers throughout prime metro areas in the North American, European, and Asian continents.
Earlier this year, INAP’s Network Business assets were bought by Unitas Global, a Digital Alpha portfolio company. Unitas Global’s automated design and pricing platform, Unitas Nexu, along with its global network, Unitas Reach, together with INAP’s network technologies, such as its patented, intelligent routing software, Managed Internet Route Optimizer (MIRO), would create a compelling offer to meet the needs of businesses modernizing their digital infrastructure.
Unitas Global has added INAP as a key customer. Along with its colocation and cloud choices, INAP will continue to provide high-performance connection services, expanding its selection with Unitas Reach network transformation technologies, including a recent PacketFabric partnership.