Edge colocation data center provider DartPoints has acquired Metro Data Centers (MDC), a full-service provider of interconnection and data center solutions in Dublin, OH serving the Central Ohio region. The acquisition expands DartPoints’ footprint with “high-tier” data center infrastructure capabilities.
Metro Data Center (MDC) is a carrier-neutral, fiber-rich and full-service data center colocation provider. MDC offers over 22,000 square feet of “high tier” infrastructure, supporting a fully redundant N+1 environment.
“The acquisition of MDC is a prime example of how we are executing on our strategy for regional growth aimed at improving interconnectivity,” adds Scott Willis, CEO of DartPoints. “MDC’s solutions enable DartPoints to immediately deliver our capabilities into this exciting market and surrounding locations. The MDC team has a long history of bringing innovative solutions to their customers, and we look forward to having them continue their work as a part of the DartPoints team.”
Acquiring Colocation Facilities
In August 2020, DartPoints revealed its strategy to build and acquire edge interconnection and colocation facilities in the Southwest, Southeast, Upper Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions. The company’s strategy focuses on delivering lower cost, high performance solutions in tier 2 – 4 markets which are not optimally served today.
DartPoints says it will continue to execute its strategy through acquisitions and deploying edge colocation data centers in order to develop regional carrier-neutral aggregation points. The acquisition of MDC would expand DartPoints’ regional presence and edge colocation solution services reach.
“We are excited to join the DartPoints team to expand services to our existing customers, as well as additional customer segments which need improved network performance,” said Rob Kopp, co-founder and president of Metro Data Centers. “Our team is fully committed to integrate our solutions with the expanding DartPoints’ portfolio of interconnection points and providing communities in Central Ohio with innovative and best-in-class solutions.”
In June 2020, DartPoints announced its Eastern Iowa edge colocation data center interconnection point was ready for service. In August 2020, the company announced enhancements to its regional interconnection capabilities in Texas with LOGIX Fiber Networks. DartPoints and LOGIX Fiber Networks are both portfolio companies of Astra Capital Management.
Astra Capital Management is a Washington, DC-based, private equity firm that invests in growth businesses in the communications and technology services sectors. Astra targets highly scalable companies with proven business models that have positive free cash flow and significant growth potential. Post investment, Astra works closely with managers to drive value creation through strategic repositioning, revenue growth and operational enhancements.