Green House Data, a Cheyenne, Wyoming-based data center provider, has acquired Seattle-based FiberCloud for an undisclosed sum. The deal gives Green House three Washington data centers, the company’s first presence in the state, including one in Seattle’s Westin Building, which is one of the West Coast’s primary carrier hotels.
As a relatively small colocation and hosting provider, Green House differentiates by using wind, solar, and hydro power for all of its operations and using free cooling in its data centers year-round. The company did not elaborate on the fuel mix that powers FiberCloud’s facilities, but Washington is known for abundance of hydro power.
In addition to the Seattle data center, FiberCloud facilities that are now joining the Green House portfolio are located in Everett, about 30 miles north of Seattle, and Bellingham, which is about 90 miles north of Seattle.
But the Westin Building data center is the crown jewel in FiberCloud's Washington data center portfolio. The facility provides access to hundreds of network carriers and content providers.
“From a technology perspective, colocation space in the Westin Building Exchange is ideal,” Cortney Thompson, Green House Data CTO, said in a statement.
The Westin Building may soon have an environmental-friendliness story of its own. Amazon, which is building a massive corporate office nearby, said last year it had plans to recycle heat from data centers in the Westin facility for comfort heating in the future offices.
FiberCloud started in 2001 as Lightstream Datacenters. It is a subsidiary of Whidbey Telecom, a 100-year-old telco based in Whidbey Island, Washington. Once the acquisition is complete, FiberCloud will separate from Whidbey.
Green House has data centers in Cheyenne, Portland, New York, and New Jersey.