Interxion, a Digital Realty (NYSE: DLR) company and a leading European provider of carrier- and cloud-neutral colocation data centre solutions, announced today it has acquired Lamda Hellix, Southeastern Europe’s leading colocation and interconnection provider. The acquisition provides Digital Realty access to one of the region’s fastest-growing markets and a gateway to an increasingly important connectivity hub.
Lamda Hellix is the largest carrier-neutral colocation and interconnection provider in Greece, offering best-in-class cloud, colocation and connectivity solutions. Its state-of-the-art data centre campus in Athens is the largest in Southeastern Europe and the most interconnected in Greece. It currently houses two data centres hosting approximately two-thirds of Greek data centre communities. The facilities are serviced by all fibre and connectivity providers operating in the country and serve a wide variety of blue-chip customers including telecom providers, government agencies, financial services institutions, cloud service providers and two leading internet exchanges.
Lamda Hellix is headquartered in Athens, Greece, an emerging interconnection hub at the crossroads of Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The acquisition bolsters Interxion’s and Digital Realty’s global footprint, which includes more than 700 connectivity providers in over 280 data centres across 24 countries. The transaction also reflects Digital Realty’s continued investment in PlatformDIGITAL®, the company’s global data centre platform supporting customers around the world as they navigate digital transformation strategies and the complexities of rapidly growing demand, the need for global coverage and additional capacity.
“We are thrilled to further expand our footprint in Southeastern Europe in support of our customers’ growth and their commitment to delivering technology and resources to create new opportunities for the people, government and businesses of Greece,” said David Ruberg, Chief Executive, EMEA. “Lamda Hellix’s successful track record of delivering high-quality colocation solutions has produced robust growth and reflects the fundamentals of the opportunity in the region and the critical role Greece plays in the emerging global compute fabric. We believe a leading position in Greece offers significant opportunities for Interxion and Digital Realty, together with Lamda Hellix, to exploit their customer-first approach to their relationships with global cloud platform operators and enterprises to generate significant opportunities to expand the base of our combined businesses.”
Lamda Hellix’s management team is one of the most accomplished in Southeastern Europe, with a combined 60 years of experience in the data centre industry. The management team will remain with the business, including current CEO and Chairman Apostolos Kakkos, who will continue to lead and run the operation. “We are delighted to partner with Interxion and Digital Realty and to become part of PlatformDIGITAL®,” said Kakkos. “This partnership will enable us to provide our customers and partners with enhanced connectivity services and new opportunities for growth within this vibrant region and beyond while helping to facilitate the acceleration of Greece’s digital transformation. It will also further enhance Greece’s positioning as an upcoming digital gateway to Europe and accelerate our current development plans.”