Digital Realty’s data center solutions company Interxion, has established its presence in Croatia through the acquisition of Altus IT, a carrier-neutral data center provider sited in the country’s capital Zagreb.

“Altus IT’s business strategy is closely aligned with our connectivity-centric and customer-focused approach. Southeast Europe offers significant economic potential, and the acquisition of Altus IT represents an important step and our first gateway into that market. With the addition of Altus IT, we will be even better positioned to help new and existing customers continue to scale communities of interest,” said David Ruberg, Chief Executive for EMEA at Digital Realty.

Altus IT’s carrier-neutral data center boasts of access to a portfolio of more than 100 customers, approximately 50 connectivity providers – including five tier-one carriers – and two main internet exchanges, establishing it as one of the interconnected communities within the region.

“We are delighted to enable a global presence for our customers in Croatia and to bring additional value by enhancing the availability and quality of our services. This is a huge milestone, and we are excited to join the Digital Realty platform and open new opportunities for accelerated growth with our customers and partners,” said Goran Doreski, CEO of Altus IT.

As announced, Altus IT’s team will remain with the business, including the company’s current CEO Goran Đoreski, who will assume the position of Managing Director, Croatia.

Concurrently, Interxion has also announced its acquisition of a 3.6-acre land parcel in Madrid, Spain. This 14,550 square meter plot is located in Madrid’s technology zone known as Silicon Alley Madrid, a part of the San Blas-Canillejas district.  The company plans to build its fourth Madrid data center on the newly acquired parcel, a facility that can support up to 34 megawatts of critical IT capacity encompassing more than 35,000 square meters, and sited less than one kilometer from Interxion’s existing data centers.