Vantage Data Centers Acquires Canada-Based 4Degrees Colocation

29 Jan 2019 by Bob West

Vantage Data Centers, a leading provider of data centers in support of business and mission-critical applications, is expanding its presence across North America. The leading North American wholesale data center provider announced the acquisition of Canada-based 4Degrees Colocation, a wholesale specialist with data centers in Quebec City and Montréal.

4Degrees Colocation is a subsidiary of Canadian telecommunications provider Videotron. The acquisition is for approximately US$200 million (CA$259 million).

“Canada is an extremely attractive market for hyperscale, cloud and enterprise customers. Our acquisition of 4Degrees drastically decreases our time to market and increases our ability to provide the premier service and space that our clients desire,” said Sureel Choksi, president and CEO, Vantage Data Centers.

The company has not disclosed the details about the current capacity of the campus. However, Vantage Data Centers informed that they would start expansion projects in both markets. And this will raise 4Degrees Colocation’s total capacity to 31MW.

Maxime Guévin, a leader in the construction, sales, and management of data centers, has been named vice president and general manager of Vantage Canada. He served as the general manager of 4Degrees Colocation for four years.

“The 4Degrees team has been in lockstep with Vantage throughout the closing process. Our cohesive team is prioritizing the creation and management of superior data center facilities across North America to support some of the world’s top brands,” said Guevin.

With the acquisition of 4Degrees, Vantage makes its presence in six markets in North America. Besides the latest campuses in Montreal and Quebec, Vantage has data centers in Santa Clara, Northern Virginia, Phoenix and Quincy, Washington. The company has nine operational facilities totaling 92MW of capacity and five additional facilities currently under development totaling 103MW.

Vantage Data Centers recently acquired 50 acres of land in the Greater Phoenix area to build a mega-scale data center campus. Last year, it completed construction of its final data center at Vantage’s premier Santa Clara campus, known as V5.


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Bob West

<p>Bob West is a tech-savvy, digital enthusiast with a deep-rooted passion for data centers, cloud, internet exchanges (IX) and cryptocurrency. He was a driving force within the original team that built Datacenters.com in 2011. It&rsquo;s his belief that a new breed of data centers will become increasingly important as we move towards IoT, AI, and edge computing.</p>

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