Hyperscale Data Center Solution provider EdgeConneX has just announced its agreement to acquire Global Data Center (GDC), an Israel-based data center operator to further expand its global footprint to over 40 markets globally.

“I am pleased to announce the expansion of the EdgeConneX global footprint to the Middle Eastern region with the acquisition of GDC. As always, the Company’s focus is on its customers and providing them with the capacity they want, where they want it, and when they want it,” said Randy Brouckman, CEO of EdgeConneX. 

“In the case of Israel, GDC’s talented leadership team, strong operational track record and existing infrastructure helps us accelerate meeting these requirements by providing a ready-made solution with a premium platform that is already well established in the market.”

Once completed, the 2013 founded data center operator GDC’s underground facilities in Herzliya and Petah Tikva, near Tel Aviv will be added to EdgeConneX global data center platform. Both sites are said to be built in accordance with the Tier 3 Uptime global standard – the current standard for advanced data centers.

“Global Data Center is joining EdgeConnex following seven years of great momentum in our business. EdgeConneX brings over a decade of experience building out a global data center platform that includes approximately 50 data centers in over 40 markets around the world and spans everything from hyperlocal edge facilities to hyperscale data center campuses. Together, we will be able to best serve the local data center infrastructure needs in Israel and global requirements anywhere in the world,” said Moshe Lasman, Global Data Center Founder and CEO.

As announced, EQT Infrastructure – a part of an investor group led by Providence Equity Partners that acquired EdgeConnex November 2020, will be backing this acquisition, bringing in financial supports as well as professional resources and digital infrastructure industry experience to GDC.