Edge and hub data centers provider Penta Infra, has just announced its acquisition of Sungard datacenter campus in Paris (Lognes), further expanding its pan-European portfolio.

Marking Penta Infra entry into France, the Lognes datacenter campus is a 3-building campus, consisting of two datacenters and a workplace facility, covering a surface area of over 16,000 Meter Square which the company intend to further develop into a 10+ MW datacenter.

“We are very excited to announce that we’re expanding our footprint into France, one of the leading European markets. Acquisition of the Lognes datacenter campus is a new chapter in our ambition to increase our datacenter footprint in Europe,” said Patrick van der Wilt, Chief Commercial Officer at Penta Infra.

With this acquisition, Penta Infra also stated that it is acquiring Sungard’s colocation business, however, with a signed service contract, Sungard will continue using the data center capacity, and will also remain on the site as a partner in delivering managed hosting and other availability services for a specific set of existing clients.

“The high profile customer base, a dense partner ecosystem that provides a wide range of connectivity and public cloud options, combined with the ability to scale on the Lognes campus, positions Penta Infra well for developing our business in Europe by serving both national and international clients. Immediate investments to modernize and expand the facilities will provide our current and future clients with one of the most modern and sustainable facilities in Europe where we see our Penta Infra Copenhagen (2022 Award winner “most sustainable datacenter project in Denmark”) as reference,” continued Patrick van der Wilt.

Also in Paris, Equinix announced the expansion of its International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center portfolio sometimes last year, covering the development of a new facility in Paris, France. The new data center will be the tenth data center opened by Equinix in Paris, which the company plans to invest US$163 million as an initial build cost.