Equinix announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire ancotel GmbH, a leading provider of carrier-neutral co-location and interconnection services in Europe.
With the acquisition of ancotel, Equinix gains one data center in Frankfurt with 2,100 square meters of data center capacity and increases its European network density by adding more than 400 network customers, which includes 200 new networks and 6,000 cross connects.
The acquisition of ancotel, which is expected to close in the third quarter of 2012, will also provide new opportunities for customers, creating a leading, network-dense co-location and connectivity campus in Frankfurt, one of the world’s busiest data hubs.
The campus will offer a broad mix of networks from Western and Eastern Europe and beyond, and significant growth opportunities for customers looking to expand their data center footprint.
ancotel’s assets include edge nodes in Hong Kong, London and Miami, giving Equinix additional points of presence in these markets.