Enterprise-class data center DataBank said it closed on the sale of its LightBound fiber/telecom assets to Everstream, a business-only fiber network provider. The divestment follows DataBank’s October acquisition of LightBound, a co-location, internet, voice, network and cloud services provider. That deal expanded DataBank’s portfolio of edge data centers with the addition of two enterprise-class facilities in the downtown Indy Telcom Center, the most densely interconnected location in the Indianapolis metro.
The sale of the LightBound fiber/telecom assets to Everstream will allow DataBank to focus on its core data center and managed services offerings. The deal also enables DataBank to enter the Indianapolis market, serving the needs of existing LightBound fiber/telecom customers as well as new enterprises in the region. The transaction also speeds Everstream’s planned entry into the Indianapolis market, and provides Everstream with a lit fiber network extending across the metro area.
“As DataBank continues to expand its national footprint of edge data centers in secondary markets, the sale of our LightBound fiber/telecom assets to Everstream is consistent with our focus on providing high quality co-location and cloud solutions to enterprise, cloud and content customers,” states DataBank CEO Raul Martynek. “At the same time, the transaction will accelerate Everstream’s ongoing expansion of its fiber footprint throughout the Indianapolis metro area, bringing substantial scale and resources to new and existing customers as our organizations set out to partner closely with each other now and into the future.”
DataBank now operates 20 data centers in nine U.S. markets, including Atlanta, Baltimore, Cleveland, Dallas, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Minneapolis, Pittsburgh, and Salt Lake City. The two newly acquired Indianapolis facilities provide Tier III capacity with over 56,000 gross square feet of colocation space and 9.5MW of installed UPS.
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