Edge data center company, Edge Centres, has just acquired Host Networks, a cloud, physical server and co-location data center company based in Eight Mile Plains, Queensland, Australia.

The newly acquired Queensland facility has been operated by Host Networks for the past 20 years, bringing a portfolio of significant customer base, 130 racks, connectivity, and expertise to Edge Centres. The facility features an initial load capacity of 550kW and a second stage of additional 250kW, having a network with presence in Sydney.

“As we embark on this strategic acquisition of a state-of-the-art data centre, we are not just investing in physical infrastructure, but in the future of our organization. This acquisition reinforces our commitment to innovation, scalability, and delivering unparalleled services to our valued customers,” said Jon Eaves, CEO of Edge Centres.

“With this new addition to our portfolio, we are poised to elevate our capabilities, expand our reach, and unlock limitless possibilities in the digital age. Together, we will harness the power of data to transform industries, shape the future, and create a world where potential knows no boundaries.”

While the newly acquired facility is Edge Centres’ biggest expansion in Australia to date, the next 12 months is expected to be focused on updating the Queensland facility to align with all other Edge Centres facilities, aimed at meeting TIER III design, build, and operation standards.

With some changes on Host Networks’ brand, Edge Centres announced that customers and products will be supported by a 24×7 team and have new additions over time, as well as additional support functions with more vendor support for its data center and network operational teams for better service delivery.

Also in Australia, IT management software services provider, SolarWinds, recently announced the launch of its first IT service management (ITSM) data center facility, located in Sydney Australia.