Two Australia Data Centers To Be Purchased By Vocus Communications

Vocus Communications announced in mid-February that it plans to purchase two Australia data centers from Enterprise Data Corporation, as well as EDC's business continuity operations.

The two facilities, a Sydney data center and Melbourne data center, will cost Vocus $23.5 million and will provide more than 600 business continuity seats between them. The new sites will offer the company cross-selling opportunities and increased redundancy for existing customers of its other data centers in the region.

"The acquisition complements our existing business by adding two high quality data centers to the nine Vocus data centers located across Australia and New Zealand," said Vocus CEO James Spenceley. "The BC business is a logical service extension to the current range of services offered to data center customers."

The acquisition is the latest in a string of expansion deals made by Vocus over the last year, including the agreement made in December 2014 to purchase a 10 percent stake in Australia-based Amcom Telecommunications. The Amcom deal provided Vocus with 20 additional data centers and hundreds of miles of fiber connections.

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