H5 Data Centers, has today announced the acquisition of seven data centers owned by vXchnge which are located in Nashville, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Portland, Secaucus (New Jersey), St. Louis and St. Paul in the United States (US).

As announced, the seven sites include a total data center space of over 250,000 square feet with about 150 unique customers, including communications carriers, Fortune 500 companies, content distribution networks and cloud service providers.

“The demand for edge data center space continues to grow. Acquiring this vXchnge portfolio of data centers gives H5 Data Centers an opportunity to expand our portfolio to 20 markets, deepen relationships with customers and continue to build and grow interconnected digital ecosystems,” said Josh Simms, founder and CEO of H5 Data Centers.

This acquisition is coming about a month after H5 announced an expansion of its downtown Atlanta data center facility to support the need of a major Internet and Cable TV service provider. The expansion is expected to include build-out of more than 20,000 square feet of data center space to support the delivery of 3MW total power capacity and expected to meet Tier III data center infrastructure requirement.

As a US based data center operator, H5 currently operates data centers in Albuquerque, Ashburn, Atlanta, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, Phoenix, Quincy, San Antonio, San Jose, San Luis Obispo, and Seattle. This footprint is expected to expand significantly upon the close of the latest acquisition deal.

Also in the US data center market, DataBank, disclosed about a week ago that it plans to purchase four existing data centers in the Houston, Texas metro area. Priced at $670 million, the four Houston facilities which is owned by CyrusOne will increase DataBank’s portfolio with the collective addition of more than 300,000 square feet of raised-floor data center capacity, and 42.5MW of critical IT load, as well as bring-in a roster of customers from the healthcare, financial, energy, media, and software sectors.