Nexion acquires Perth data centre in multimillion-dollar deal

Nexion acquires Perth data centre in multimillion-dollar deal

Data centre was built by Datacom in 2008

Nexion Networks has acquired colocation provider Site2 DC in what the company described as a multimillion-dollar deal.

The Perth-headquartered provider specialises in converged technology solutions and data networks, with presence in New South Wales, South Australia and Singapore.

Site2 DC has been integrated into Nexion with the merger being finalised on 2 July, with Site2's clients and partners also to be transitioned.

The colocation provider was established in February 2018, acquiring Datacom's Metro IX data centre in Belmont, Perth in March.

As previously reported by ARN, Datacom sold off its Perth data centre and was also preparing to shut down the data centres in its Sydney and Melbourne offices after inking a deal for its own exclusive facilities in AirTrunk’s new sites on Australia’s east coast in March.

Nexion, who was established in 2017, will be able to offer a full range of cloud solutions through its own data centre infrastructure while it expands its local presence.

“This is a major step for Nexion Networks, as we expand on our national and global data network capabilities, with a physical data centre and cloud solutions built on the same core network," Nexion Networks CEO Paul Glass said.

"This provides the modern enterprise with a single provider, single bill and single support option for all requirements across the full ICT stack.

"We have always led with cutting‐edge data network design and deployment, using SD‐WAN and fabric security solutions to improve business communications.

"Now we have the data centre as the core, customers or smaller ISPs do not need to deal with multiple providers for their ICT requirements."

According to Nexion, its now called Nexion W1 data centre, offers cross‐connection to all major telecommunications providers in Australia and direct access to most of the common software defined network (SDN) and cloud service providers as well as its own global cloud solutions.

In March, a day before announcing the AirTrunk deal in Australia, the holding company that had jurisdiction over the company's Perth data centre, Datacom Metro IX, was placed into liquidation, following the sale of the company’s internally operated data centre footprint in the Western Australian capital.

Datacom bought the Perth IX data centre in 2010 in a deal worth more than $10 million. The Perth IX site was built in 2008 and included tier three redundancy throughout the centre.

The company said at the time it would invest a further $2.5 million in an expansion program for additional cabinets to be housed in a hot/cold aisle arrangement.

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