VPLS Expands Further into Dallas with Acquisition of Carrier-1’s Data Center

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VPLS today announces the expansion of its global footprint with the acquisition of Carrier-1’s data center in Dallas, TX (DA4). This latest acquisition coincides with VPLS’s recent announcement of its funding round, providing continued growth opportunities for the company.

The Carrier-1 acquisition marks the fourth location for VPLS in the Dallas area, enabling VPLS to provide a wider range of products and services to the existing Carrier-1 customers, as well as regional and geographic expansion capabilities to the VPLS customer base. The transaction brings the total number of US VPLS data center locations to 11 and increases the number of network nodes to 17. The property includes 8.6 acres of land and a 106,000 square foot data center, as well as 10 MW of capacity with N+1 design of the electrical and N+2 on mechanical systems.

“We are excited to welcome the Carrier-1 customers and employees to the VPLS family. Texas has always been a strategic market for VPLS with sophisticated, high-growth customers requiring best-in-class digital and internet infrastructure solutions for their data center and computing needs. The acquisition of Carrier-1 provides VPLS an opportunity to deepen our relationships with these customers.”

Arman Khalili, CEO, VPLS

“We are excited about the growth opportunities that are now available to our employees and clients,” shares Julia Morgan, President of Carrier-1. “100% Uptime, around-the-clock security, and on-site support assistance will remain paramount. The addition of VPLS’s expansive service offerings and facilities provide existing Carrier-1 customers new options for geographic diversity and enhanced solutions.”

Dallas, Texas (DA4) Data Center Highlights

  • 106,000 square foot facility with 68,500 square feet of colocation space
  • 5MW of critical IT load, expandable to 10MW
  • 8 carriers and dark fiber providers onsite including ATT, Zayo, Lumen/Century Link, Logix/Alpheus, Cogent, FiberLight, ICFN, and DIS
  • Direct connection access to all major exchange points and cloud onramps
  • SSAE 18 SOC-1 Type-2, PCI-DSS, and HIPAA compliant
  • Close proximity to all major transportation hubs
  • Fully secured and fenced facility with ample amount of office and support space

When connected to the VPLS global network backbone, customers will be able to utilize disaster recovery, business continuity, and remote backup and storage services from their Carrier-1 collocated servers as well as have access to the VPLS bare-metal and virtual private server offerings located in remote VPLS data centers.

Bank Street Group LLC served as the exclusive financial advisor to Carrier-1 in connection with this transaction.

“Bank Street’s deep domain expertise in the data center sector, combined with their active dialogues across a broad array of financial and strategic buyers, allowed us to run an organized and efficient sale process”, states Julia Morgan, President of Carrier-1. “Their tailored guidance throughout the entire process helped us achieve a remarkable outcome and we are thrilled to begin our partnership with VPLS to deliver state-of-the-art data center services in the Dallas market.”

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