Expanding in Los Angeles Earlier this month, Evocative said it has acquired two downtown Los Angeles based data centers from ColoNet Solutions and executed a long-term lease with Rising Realty Partners at West 7 Center (previously known as the Garland Center). These facilities add 42,000 square feet and 2.5 megawatts of capacity, with significant expansion space available if needed. “This acquisition is in line with our expansion plans and our acquisition earlier this year,” said Khalili. “We look forward to continuing growing the company both organically and through additional acquisitions. “We really want to be focused on the West Coast,” said Khalili. “In Los Angeles, the amount of supply is constrained and the demand continues. You can’t just build a 100-megawatt data center in Los Angeles, as you can in other places.” Khalili believes that many small to medium-sized data centers can provide mission-critical services for years to come. “We’re getting good at retrofitting second-generation data centers and giving them an infrastructure upgrade to make them competitive for the next 10 years,” said Khalili.