KDDI Corporation, together with Telehouse, has announced the latest expansion of its global footprint in North America by reaching an agreement with Allied Properties REIT to acquire three data centres and its accompanying assets in Toronto, Canada. This investment of CAD1.35bn comes as a result of increased demand in the market for reliable interconnectivity services.
Starting with the first Telehouse data centre in New York in 1989, KDDI has been continuously expanding its presence in new markets for over 30 years, with this recent acquisition bringing the total portfolio of data centres to 12 countries. The new carrier-neutral data centres are located in the city centre of Toronto, and when fully operational will provide over 30MW of IT load.
Its new data centres will provide both shared and dedicated space to fulfil customer needs, especially those expanding internationally that require a highly trusted partner to establish their IT environment. Businesses wishing to collocate from the new locations will gain access to a variety of connectivity partners, including carriers, ISPs, ASPs, and large private and public cloud service providers, to extend network reach, reduce latency and costs, and improve performance.
Michael Emory, Founder and Executive Chair, Allied Properties REIT, says, “With global data centre operating capability, KDDI is an ideal successor owner for our data centre assets. Canadian cities continue to grow dramatically and successfully. The growth is driven in large part by knowledge-based organisations that require sophisticated and wide-ranging connectivity solutions. KDDI is extremely well-positioned to provide these solutions and, in doing so, contribute meaningfully to the many and varied businesses operating in our cities.”