Telehouse Acquires Frankfurt Provider

Telehouse has expanded into the key European financial hub of Frankfurt with the acquisition of Databurg GmbH , the company said today. Telehouse, a subsidiary of Japanese telecommunications giant KDDI Corporation, now has 43 data centres in 23 cities around the globe, with a total footprint of 67,000 square meters (721,000 square feet) of floor space.

The Frankfurt facility is a Tier 3 data centre with access to the DE-CIX, Europe’s second largest Internet exchange with over 400 ISP’s and carriers. Telehouse Frankfurt will also be directly interconnected to the London, Paris and New York data centres via the Telehouse Global Interlink, an ultra-fast Ethernet IP connection and to the rest of the family of data centres via the KDDI Global network.

“By opening this facility, we enable our customers to expand into a key European market which is expected to see further growth over the coming years solidifying Frankfurt as a major data centre hub for multinational corporations as well as the growing domestic market,” said Tokuji Mitsui, managing director of Telehouse and KDDI Europe. “Our global reputation as one of the most trusted brands of premium data centres will be expanded to Germany by further investment in the current infrastructure of the Databurg facility, ensuring it reflects the Telehouse global set of standards in technological provision, green credentials and customer service.”

“Telehouse currently support the European operations of some of Germany’s largest corporations who partner with us for our low latency network and for the quality of our facility management who are now looking for further expansions or new sites in their domestic market,” said Telehouse European sales and marketing director Michelle Reid. “In addition, we have seen encouraging demand from our non-German customers looking to expand specifically into Frankfurt with regards to traditional colocation and IT-on-demand services.”

The acquisition is the latest expansion from Telehouse, which has also added or expanded data centers in New York, Hong Kong, South Africa and Istanbul.

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