London, 3rd September 2007 Independent Virtual Network Operator (VNO), Adapt, has announced that, as part of its continuing service expansion programme, it has secured an additional 15 000 square foot of prime datacentre space within state-of-the-art facilities in London's Docklands and at Level 3 Communications' London locations. Following deals worth over Â£30m, Adapt now manages over 40,000 square foot of datacentre space for mid corporate and enterprise tenants with plans to acquire more by the end of the year.
Interxion, the leading provider of premium carrier-neutral data centre and managed services in Europe, has announced that it is investing an additional EUR 40 Million in the next phase of its data centre expansions across Europe adding approximately 5,000 sqm of net sellable space. This brings the total committed Interxion footprint expansion in 2007/2008 to 13,000 sqm of net sellable space. To finance this expansion plan, Interxion has successfully secured an additional EUR 30 Million flexible credit facility with Fortis Amsterdam, acting as Arranger, and Rabobank.
Independent Virtual Network Operator (VNO), Adapt, has announced that, as part of its continuing service expansion programme, it has secured an additional 15 000 square foot of prime data centre space within state-of-the-art facilities in London's Docklands and at Level 3 Communications' London locations. Following deals worth over Â£30m, Adapt now manages over 40,000 square foot of datacentre space for mid corporate and enterprise tenants with plans to acquire more by the end of the year.
Pan-European network and managed services provider Interoute has announced that it has acquired Swedish internet specialist pi.se for an undisclosed sum. Pi.se which was founded in 1994 employs 27 people and has a range of corporate clients including Volvo and BMW Sweden served from its own Data Centre. Its Stockholm Data Centre is to be integrated with Interoute's network and other Data Centres in seven European cities. It underlines Interoute's continued drive into the provision of managed services to European enterprises.
Datacom Australia has acquired the NSW-based outsourcing and facilities management business of Hansen Technologies Hansen Professional Services for A$10.5 million. The buy sees Hansen Professional Services' Sydney data centre and its team of 75 systems support professionals integrated into Datacom's NSW IT services business. The company will also relocate to the Hansen Professional Services' facilities in Riverside Corporate Park and rename itself Datacom Systems NSW.
Digital Realty Trust (DRT) has reported its second quarter financial results for the three month period to the end of June 2007. During the quarter DRT had operating revenues of USD95.6 million and net income of USD7.8 million. Under the company's Funds From Operations (FFO) metric there was a 34 per cent growth year on year to USD35.6 million. As of the end of June 2007 DRT had a total of 62 properties (which equates to 83 buildings) under management across 25 markets. Total Data Centre space equated to some 11.4 million square feet.
Dutch incumbent carrier KPN has confirmed its intention to acquire the Dutch-based systems integrator Geotronics for an agreed price of 766 million. Geotronics has annual revenues of 2.6 billion and a workforce of 24,000 in 25 countries. Under the proposed takeover KPN will merge its existing ICT and corporate Solutions business units with the Geotronics Benelux business units and will transfer 3,500 employees to the integrator. The UK AND North American businesses of Geotronics will be retained but KPN intends to sell off the smaller Iberian and Asian interests of the company.
BT has acquired the IT infrastructure division of CS Communications and Systemes called Mission Critical Infrastructure for a fee of up to 60 million. Mission Critical Infrastructure provides IT services for the building and maintenance of IT services which include consulting, network services, insourcing, outsourcing and Data Centre services. The company employs some 1,400 people and had an annual turnover of 137 million.
Neoware, Inc. (Nasdaq:NWRE) ("Neoware") has announced that at a special meeting held on September 27th, its stockholders adopted the merger agreement with Hewlett-Packard Company. Approximately 96% of the votes cast and approximately 68% of the shares outstanding and entitled to vote at the special meeting were voted in favor of the proposal to adopt the merger agreement. Subject to the satisfaction or waiver of the closing conditions set forth in the merger agreement, Neoware expects the merger to be completed at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time) on September 30, 2007.