Virtus data centres, backed by ST Telemedia, makes move on Infinity in deal which will “double” its capacity
British data centre firm Infinity has sold off its flagship Slough data centre to rival Virtus, following months of rumours suggesting that a sale was in the pipeline.
Virtus, which was the target of ST Telemedia investment in June, now plans to rename the site VIRTUS LONDON4, adding to its already-existing Hayes and Enfield data centres.
Infinity opened its Slough facility in January 2014. The sale price has not been disclosed.
“LONDON4 is a great strategic fit for us as we already share a number of customers, and offer the same high quality operational model,” said Virtus CEO Neil Cresswell.
The assets, employees and customers of the Infinity Slough data centre have all transferred to Virtus through the transaction.
The firm has said that the purchase “more than doubles” the capacity available to customers to around 35MW.
It was October when TechWeekEurope heard rumours of a sale, with sources claiming to have knowledge of the matter suggesting that a sale would come “due to a lack of capital funding” on Infinity’s behalf.
Infinity SDC was today keen to draw attention away from the sale, highlighting its plan to accelerate the development of its Infinity Stratford site at Here East. The company said its Infinity Stratford data centre will be “one of the largest and most efficient data centres” in Europe.
Bruno Lopez, ST Telemedia’s wholly owned subsidiary, STT GDC’s CEO said: “This investment will complement VIRTUS’ existing assets and strengthen its market position with extended reach in one of the largest European data centre markets. With the expansion of its current portfolio, VIRTUS will further enhance its value proposition to its customers leveraging ST Telemedia’s global data centre platform.”