Evocative Announces Acquisitions of Silicon Valley Data Centers and Appoints New CEO
New highly secure facilities, a full suite of data center services and new executive leadership position Evocative for continued growth and expansion.
San Jose, CA, May 10, 2017 – Evocative, LLC, a leading provider of secure Internet infrastructure solutions, today announced that it has acquired two Silicon Valley area data centers from 365 Data Centers. The acquisition preceded the recently announced acquisition of 365 Data Centers by a new investor and management group. Located in Emeryville and San Jose, CA, the data centers enable Evocative to immediately address the individual technology requirements and security needs of local businesses from fast-growing startups to established enterprises. In addition, the Company has also welcomed veteran Internet executive and entrepreneur Arman Khalili to the position of Chief Executive Officer and member of the board of directors.
Evocative owns and operates secure, compliant and highly available data centers in the San Francisco Bay Area. With these acquisitions in Emeryville and San Jose, the Company is now the trusted guardian of Internet infrastructure to businesses in the heart of Silicon Valley. The two facilities add a combined 40,000 square feet of colocation space with the ability to expand to 105,000 square feet and are positioned to handle flexible lab and high density computing requirements. They are carrier neutral, providing the highest level of flexibility and diversity to clients. Both facilities are HIPAA, PCI DSS, SSAE 16, SOC 2 and ISAE 3402 certified, meeting rigorous security and compliance requirements. In addition, they have consistently achieved a 100% uptime availability over the past 15 years. Businesses can benefit from Evocative’s comprehensive suite of fully customizable data center services including colocation; managed services; public, private and hybrid cloud solutions; dedicated hosting; and network and security services. Purpose-built and fully operational, the Company’s Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) solutions also offer visibility into data center infrastructure and resource allocations, providing the most cost-effective, agile, and scalable outcomes to large enterprises, helping them achieve their specific business goals. “We are proud to be a member of the Silicon Valley community and are honored that so many world- class organizations from small startups to some of the Fortune 500 are choosing Evocative to store and secure their most valuable business assets. We are committed to their success,” said Arman Khalili, Evocative’s CEO. “As the Company’s new CEO, I look forward to working with the Evocative team and our investors to grow the company both organically and through additional acquisitions.” Arman Khalili is an experienced Internet infrastructure executive and entrepreneur. Most recently, he was the founder and CEO of data center provider CentralColo. Prior to that he was the CEO of Black Lotus, a leader in DDoS mitigation which was acquired by Level 3 Communications. Khalili was also the Founder and CEO of UnitedLayer, the largest privately held colocation provider in San Francisco and a co-founder of Sirius, one of the first ISPs in Silicon Valley. In addition, he has held numerous senior consulting positions at Level 3 Communications, AT&T, Apple and NeXT Computers. Under Khalili’s leadership, Evocative will continue its ex pansion. The acquisitions in Emeryville and San Jose form the foundation of the Company’s strategic growth plans. These include the opening of additional data centers on the West Coast within the next year as well as the development and delivery of additional colocation and managed services to businesses around the globe.
Evocative is a North American company and an owner and operator of secure, compliant, highly available data centers. We are the trusted guardians of our clients’ Internet infrastructure. Contact us to tour an Evocative data center or receive additional information on data center services.