Amsterdam, 15 June 2020 – Penta Infra (“Penta”) acquired DataCenter Fryslân (“DCF”), operating two high quality and well connected datacenter facilities in Leeuwarden, Friesland. The datacenters are the only independent colocation datacenters in the province of Friesland and well positioned between the Amsterdam Internet Exchange and the Groningen Internet Exchange. The acquisition fits well within Penta’s strategy to become a key player in the European hub and edge markets. The two sites have a combined current capacity of 450kW with further upgrade potential. The datacenters are connected by a private dark fibre network, offering clients ultra-high availability and redundancy.
Penta will operate the datacenters in close cooperation with DataDiensten Fryslân (“DDF”). DDF has provided IT infrastructure and services to local governments, healthcare and educational institutions and IT parties in the region for over 10 years. Penta will continue to operate the datacenters with a regional approach and a focus on sustainability, for example by increasing power usage efficiency through power generation and power saving initiatives.
This acquisition brings Penta’s datacenter total in the Netherlands to four and to eight in total. Penta expects strong growth in the datacenter edge markets and is well positioned as agile and independent player.
Alex Bakker, partner and founder at Penta:
“We are proud to add these well positioned colocation datacenters to our portfolio and look forward to operate these critical facilities and maintain the high quality service. The facility has on-site expansion options which we will utilise for our customers. Additionally, we are excited about the acquisition of the dark fibre network ring of 13 km around the city of Leeuwarden supporting our datacenter offering and look forward to working together with DDF to further develop our broad digital services.
This acquisition perfectly fits our portfolio and offering in the Netherlands, and adds another site to our existing edge facilities in Schiphol-Rijk and Geleen.”
Penta invests in- and operates high quality datacenters for the European hub and edge markets. Penta has a long-term investment focus and invests in assets with the highest quality standards. Penta acts as trusted investment and operational partner to its customers, thereby supporting asset-light high quality services in the IT and telecom market.