Deal Combines San Diego Data Center Firms

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American Internet Services (AIS) announced today that it has acquired Complex Drive in a deal that combines two leading data center providers in the San Diego, Calif. market. AIS has three facilities with 105,000 square feet of data center space in the San Diego area, while Complex Drive has two facilities with 20,000 square feet of space. AIS was recently acquired by Seaport Capital, which has also been a major investor in Switch and Data (SDXC) and Peak 10.

Complex Drive will become a “seamless part” of the AIS operation with no changes made to either company’s existing staff or management team, said Alessandra Carrasco, CEO of AIS.

“We are extremely excited and proud to join forces with Complex Drive, which has built its reputation as one of San Diego’s finest data center operators for its flexibility, expertise and superior customer service,” said Carrasco. “The joint strengths and values of both our companies equal a superior breed of service provider and benefit to our customers, partners and employees, across the board.”

“San Diego customers will have access to best-of-breed services through this new partnership, said Complex Drive CEO Joe McMillen. “Complex Drive and AIS have stood together in San Diego as the pinnacles of uptime and customer service, and together these two groups will create synergies that will bring even greater benefits to the Southern California region.”

AIS recently announced the opening of its new 80,000 square foot data center, a SAS 70 Type II certified facility offering carrier-neutral data center solutions.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor-in-chief of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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