Proximity Data Centres has been acquired by nLighten, a pan-European edge data centre platform with 26 data centres, 53MW of potential capacity and 130 employees. nLighten has grown quickly and established itself in the three largest data centre markets in Europe – Germany, France and the UK.
As a mature market with large economic regions that can benefit from more locally distributed data centres, the UK is a logical choice for nLighten’s expansion. Proximity’s network of high performance data centres, strong reputation, agility and track record of entering local markets, position the company well for capturing the increasing shift to the edge across the country. Given the evolving standards for data sovereignty in Europe, nLighten plans to keep the operational management of its data centres in the country and places great emphasis on its identification with the UK market.
‘The acquisition of Proximity brings us a big step closer to our goal of creating the leading pan-European edge data centre platform,’ said Harro Beusker, co-founder and CEO of nLighten. ‘Proximity’s edge data centres are a great fit for our portfolio, and the existing management team, staff and assets provide a solid foundation for our ambitions in the UK.’
Read the article on page 10 in the November issue of Inside Netwroks.