Dear Customer, dear Partner,
I am delighted to announce that we have successfully completed last Friday the acquisition of zColo France.
This deal allows us to strengthen our national network in France with 5 new data centers and to become the undisputed leader in Edge data centers in France with 12 centers spread across 5 regions.
The 5 data centers, located in Paris (three distinct sites), Montpellier, and Toulouse, offer an available capacity of 3.5 MW for 1,000 racks, scalable up to 5.4 MW for 1,500 racks (maximum IT capacity). These assets are highly complementary to our network in France, thus extending our geographical footprint into three new regions, in Paris area and in the south of France, in addition to our existing leadership position in the northern and western regions. This acquisition also increases the maximum capacity of our portfolio to 17.3 MW.
This new acquisition is in line with our goal to offer our Customers a global DC platform close to the users with an access to the major peering points. In that way, getting access to the 3 data centers in Paris area will improve the interconnection between our regional assets and provide our customers direct access to the major CSPs to support them in building their hybrid cloud solutions.
Below, you will find some key information about Etix group following the acquisition of zColo France:
- A French group with a human-scale of +60 employees, headquartered in St-Herblain (44800).
- A “Marketplace” of over 500 IT Clients and Partners.
- A network of 15 data centers, mainly in Europe (12 data centers in France + 1 data center in Belgium) spread across five clusters, enabling us to offer your local business DR solutions:
- A standardized fleet of data centers certified with ISO 27001 and HDS, with an expansion of ISO 50001 and PCI-DSS certifications to the entire ETIX portfolio by 2024.
The acquisition is realized thanks to the support of Eurazeo, through its Eurazeo Transition Infrastructure Fund (ETIF), which became a key shareholder of Etix in February 2023 alongside the Global Data Centre Investment fund (GDC – ASX). With this acquisition, ETIF becomes the new majority shareholder of Etix, allowing us to offer you a sovereign local colocation solution in France.
This project was also financed by a “sustainable” loan (Sustainable Linked Bond), highlighting the quality of our data center portfolio and our commitment to provide you local and green data center solutions.
We are already working on new opportunities to further expand our platform in France and Europe so stay tuned as we will share with you more good news soon!
I would like to take the opportunity of this letter to thank you for your trust in Etix Everywhere and to confirm our commitment to continue supporting you in your digital transformation projects with the same level of quality and devotion across our global DC portfolio.
The entire ETIX team and I stay at your disposal to meet you and provide further details about our strategy, understand your challenges and objectives, and continue growing together.