Interxion, a European provider of carrier- and cloud-neutral colocation data center solutions, a Digital Realty Company (NYSE: DLR), has acquired carrier-neutral data center provider Altus IT from Croatia. This company would offer a gateway for interconnection and peering with a number of prominent service providers in southeast Europe.
Altus IT’s highly connected data center has recently added the network nodes of leading global cloud service providers to its footprint. It boasts access to a portfolio of more than 100 customers, approximately 50 connectivity providers – including five tier-one carriers – and two main Internet exchanges.
“Altus IT’s business strategy is closely aligned with our connectivity-centric and customer-focused approach,” said David Ruberg, Chief Executive, EMEA, Interxion. “Southeast Europe offers significant economic potential, and the acquisition of Altus IT represents an important step and our first gateway into that market. With the addition of Altus IT, we will be even better positioned to help new and existing customers continue to scale communities of interest.”
Located in Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, Altus IT bolsters Digital Realty’s access to a global footprint of more than 700 connectivity providers in over 280 data centers across 22 countries. Digital Realty’s ongoing expansion would demonstrate its continued investment in PlatformDIGITAL, the company’s global data center platform. PlatformDIGITAL supports customers around the world.
Altus IT’s experienced team will remain with the business, including current CEO Goran Đoreski, who will assume the position of Managing Director, Croatia. “We are delighted to enable a global presence for our customers in Croatia and to bring additional value by enhancing the availability and quality of our services,” said Mr. Đoreski. “This is a huge milestone, and we are excited to join the Digital Realty platform and open new opportunities for accelerated growth with our customers and partners.”