Originally posted to Data Center POST

DartPoints, an owner and operator of edge colocation data centers, recently announced that it has acquired Metro Data Centers (MDC), a full-service provider of interconnection and data center solutions in Dublin, OH, serving the Central Ohio region. This acquisition — which is in alignment with DartPoints’ strategy to build and acquire edge interconnection and colocation facilities in the Southwest, Southeast, Upper Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions — expands the company’s footprint with high-tier data center infrastructure. The new facility offers colocation, cloud and carrier-neutral connectivity solutions, underscoring DartPoints’ dedication to developing carrier-neutral edge interconnection points in markets that require them.

“We are excited to join the DartPoints team to expand services to our existing customers, as well as additional customer segments which need improved network performance,” comments Rob Kopp, co-founder and president of Metro Data Centers. “Our team is fully committed to integrating our solutions with the expanding DartPoints portfolio of interconnection points and providing communities in Central Ohio with innovative and best-in-class solutions.”

The DartPoints strategy centers on delivering lower cost, high-performance solutions in tier 2-4 markets — locations that are currently lacking optimal service. The company will continue to build upon this strategy through further acquisitions, deploying edge colocation data centers in order to develop regional carrier-neutral aggregation points. Acquiring MDC helps to expand DartPoints’ regional presence and ensures customers have access to edge colocation solutions that are key for success in the digital era. With MDC, DartPoints can accelerate its ecosystem, expanding into Central Ohio and capitalizing on the region’s robust connectivity solutions and strategic geographic location, which is attracting a growing number of cloud services and content service providers (CSPs).

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