EdgeConneX has announced that it has agreed to acquire Global Data Centre (GDC), an Israel-based data centre operator headquartered in Herzliya, the hub of Israel’s hi-tech district.
Once completed, the acquisition will bring two new facilities into the company’s global data centre platform, including GDC’s state-of-the-art, and highly secure underground facilities in Herzliya and Petah Tikva, near Tel Aviv.
“I am pleased to announce the expansion of the EdgeConneX global footprint to the Middle Eastern region with the acquisition of GDC,” Randy Brouckman, CEO of EdgeConneX, said. “As always, the company’s focus is on its customers and providing them with the capacity they want, where they want it, and when they want it. In the case of Israel, GDC’s talented leadership team, strong operational track record and existing infrastructure help us accelerate meeting these requirements by providing a ready-made solution with a premium platform that is already well established in the market.”
GDC was founded in 2013, the company is operating two highly secure, sub-terranean data centres in the area of Tel Aviv, one in Herzliya Pituach, and the second in Petah Tikva. Both sites are built in accordance with the Tier 3 Uptime global standard that serves as the current standard for advanced data centres.
EdgeConneX aims to bring significant financial and professional resources and digital infrastructure industry experience to GDC. This backing and support will accelerate GDC’s development and ability to invest in new capacity in Israel, ushering in an exciting growth phase for the company.