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American Tower Closes DataSite Acquisition

American Tower has closed its acquisition of DataSite, an owner-operator of data centers, adding two data center locations to its growing portfolio of collocation facilities, according to a company statement.

As part of the acquisition, American Tower now maintains responsibility for all management and operations of DataSite’s facilities in Atlanta and in Orlando, Florida. The acquisition brings the total number of American Tower Data Centers to nine, including its entrance into Orlando and extending its current presence in Atlanta.

“The acquisition of DataSite augments our Data Center portfolio,” said Eric Watko, vice president of product line management for American Tower. “Since entering the data center market in 2019, we’ve been committed to meeting the growing demands of our customers by expanding critical connectivity services. These Metro Data Centers are critical to our edge strategy, as they contain the carrier hotel, providing interconnectivity access to internet exchanges and cloud services.”

The DataSite Data Center in Orlando is strategically located to complement the American Tower Edge Data Center in Jacksonville, Florida, opening additional connectivity avenues in Florida, according to a prepared statement. Orlando also offers a vehicle for customers to conveniently connect to facilities in Miami that touch networks across Latin America. The DataSite Data Center in Atlanta, located in Marietta, Georgia, provides an additional location for enterprise customers to extend their network with more connectivity options.

American Tower said that its customers would be provided access to services across the DataSite network, including its dedicated internet access, carrier-neutral cross-connects, cloud ramps and point-to-point data center connectivity and cloud options, including WAN and SD-WAN options.

“DataSite is in good hands with American Tower,” said Jeff Burges, the former president of DataSite. “They have shown a commitment to expanding in this industry and providing our customers the same level of service, with the same team they’ve come to expect.”