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    [EN] Equinix compra NAP do Brasil e NAP das Americas




    PR: Equinix to Acquire Data Centers from Verizon in $3.6 Billion Deal

    The 24 sites consist of 29 data center buildings across 15 metro areas.


    REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Dec. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center company, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase a portfolio of 24 data center sites and their operations from Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) for $3.6 billion in an all cash transaction. The 24 sites consist of 29 data center buildings across 15 metro areas. The addition of these strategic facilities and customers will further strengthen Equinix's global platform by: increasing interconnection in the U.S. and Latin America; opening three new markets in Bogotá, Culpeper and Houston; and accelerating Equinix's penetration of the enterprise and strategic market sectors, including government and energy.

    The acquisition of these assets will enable Equinix customers to further respond to a key market trend that is enabling their evolution from traditional businesses to "digital businesses" -- the need to globally interconnect with people, locations, cloud services and data. Additionally, customers will have the opportunity to operate on an expanded global platform to process, store and distribute larger volumes of latency sensitive data and applications at the digital edge, closer to end-users and local markets.

    The acquired portfolio includes approximately 900 customers, with a significant number of enterprise customers new to Equinix's platform, and it adds approximately 2.4 million gross square feet. It will bring Equinix's total global footprint to 175 data centers in 43 markets and approximately 17 million gross square feet across the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific markets.

    The transaction is expected to close by mid-2017, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.

    Highlights / Key Facts

    • The transaction includes 29 data center buildings across 24 sites in 15 metro areas, including Atlanta (Atlanta and Norcross), Bogotá, Boston (Billerica), Chicago (Westmont), Culpeper, Dallas (Irving, Richardson-Alma and Richardson-Pkwy), Denver (Englewood), Houston, Los Angeles (Torrance), Miami (Miami and Doral), New York (Carteret, Elmsford and Piscataway), São Paulo, Seattle (Kent), Silicon Valley (Santa Clara and San Jose), and Washington, D.C. (Ashburn, Manassas and Herndon).
    • The addition of the new data center assets will greatly expand Equinix's global platform for enterprises by adding new markets and Fortune 1000 enterprise customers. It expands capacity in existing markets, such as Atlanta, Denver, Miami, New York, São Paulo, Seattle and Silicon Valley, and it provides a platform for the future expansion of the acquired data centers.
    • The NAP (Network Access Point) of the Americas facility in Miami is a key interconnection point and will become a strategic hub and gateway for Equinix customer deployments servicing Latin America. Combined with the Verizon data centers in Bogotá and the NAP do Brasil in São Paulo, it will strategically position Equinix in the growing Latin American market.
    • The NAP of the Capital Region in Culpeper, VA is a highly secure campus focused on government agency customers, strengthening Equinix as a platform of choice for government services and service providers.
    • Approximately 250 Verizon employees, primarily in the operations functions of the acquired data centers, will become Equinix employees.
    • Equinix was advised by Evercore, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP.


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    Steve Smith, President and CEO, Equinix:

    "This unique opportunity complements and extends Equinix's strategy to expand our global platform. It enables us to enhance cloud and network density to continue to attract enterprises, while expanding our presence in the Americas. The new assets will bring hundreds of new customers to Platform Equinix while establishing a presence in new markets and expanding our footprint in existing key metros. The deal will also provide significant value for shareholders as the proposed transaction is expected to be immediately accretive to our adjusted funds from operations per share upon close."

    Karl Strohmeyer, President, Americas, Equinix:

    "This deal is a significant win for our existing customers, who will gain access to new locations, ecosystems and partners. It is also a win for the new companies joining Equinix, as they will be able to leverage Equinix's global footprint and unique interconnection services. At Equinix, companies can architect a globally consistent platform within local metros, keeping their critical data and processing capabilities as close as possible to the digital edge and end-users."

    Investor Call

    Equinix will hold an investor conference call today at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time (5:30 a.m. Pacific Time) to discuss the details of this announcement. To hear the conference call live, please dial 1-210-234-8004 (domestic and international) and reference the passcode (EQIX). A simultaneous live Webcast of the call will be available on the company's website at www.equinix.com, under the investor relations heading. This webcast will be recorded and available at the same location shortly after the call is concluded.

    A replay of the call will be available beginning on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 (approximately one hour after the live call has concluded) through February 20, 2017 by dialing 1-203-369-4007 and referencing passcode "2016."

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    About Equinix

    Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) connects the world's leading businesses to their customers, employees and partners inside the most interconnected data centers. In 40 markets across five continents, Equinix is where companies come together to realize new opportunities and accelerate their business, IT and cloud strategies. www.equinix.com.

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    Rob Powell
    December 6th, 2016

    This morning we have yet more consolidation to add to the pile that has been accumulating during the final quarter of 2016. Equinix has agreed to purchase a portfolio of 29 data centers on 24 sites from none other than Verizon.

    That Verizon has been looking to monetize its data center assets hasn't been much of a secret over the past few years, the rumors have ebbed and flowed several times. And Equinix has always been one of the likeliest buyers, so today's isn't going to surprise anyone.

    The assets span 12 metro areas Equinix is already in (Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Sao Paulo, Seattle, Silicon Valley, and Washington DC) as well as three new ones (Bogota, Culpeper, and Houston). Many of those (particularly Miami and Culpeper) came with the $1.4B Terremark acquisition of course, which was just shy of 6 years ago now (has it really been that long?)

    The purchase is entirely focused on North and South America. The full portfolio adds up to 2.4M square feet and includes 900 new customers customers.

    Equinix will be paying $3.6B to acquire the assets, and will be bringing about 250 Verizon employees on-board as well. The deal is expected to close in mid-2017, assuming all goes well.

    http://www.telecomramblings.com/2016...-data-centers/

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    The Equinix-Verizon deal, by the numbers


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    Verizon to sell data centers to Equinix for $3.6 billion


    An aerial view of the NAP of the Americas. the massive 750,000 square foot interconnection hub in Miami. Equinix has acquired the building as part of a deal with Verizon. (Image: Verizon Enterprise)


    Rich Miller
    December 6, 2016

    In a blockbuster deal for the data center sector, Equinix will acquire 24 data center sites from Verizon, including the two crown jewels of its portfolio – the NAP of the Americas in Miami and the NAP of the Capital Region in Culpepper, Virginia.

    Equinix, which is already the market leader in the colocation business, will pay $3.6 billion for the assets in an all cash transaction. The deal has been rumored for months, and the Verizon assets have been on the market for at least a year.

    The portfolio Equinix is acquiring includes approximately 900 customers, and 29 data center buildings across 24 sites, comprising 2.4 million square feet. The deal boosts Equinix’s total global footprint to 175 data centers in 43 markets spanning 17 million square feet.

    Most importantly, the Verizon deal provides Equinix with a commanding presence in Latin American markets. The massive NAP of the Americas is a key interconnection gateway to South America, and the deal includes Verizon data centers in Bogotá and the NAP do Brasil in São Paulo.

    The deal also provides Equinix with a larger relationship with the U.S. government and military, which house high-security IT and communications operations at the NAPs in both Culpeper and Miami.


    The NAP of the Capital Region in Culpeper, Virginia is one of the properties Verizon acquired as part of its acquisition of Terremark in 2011. There are reports Verizon is seeking to divest the Terremark assets. (Photo: Verizon))

    “This unique opportunity complements and extends Equinix’s strategy to expand our global platform,” said Steve Smith, the President and CEO of Equinix. “It enables us to enhance cloud and network density to continue to attract enterprises, while expanding our presence in the Americas.

    “The new assets will bring hundreds of new customers to Platform Equinix while establishing a presence in new markets and expanding our footprint in existing key metros,” Smith added.”

    The 24 sites consist of 29 data center buildings across 15 metro areas. This includes ttree new markets in Bogotá, Culpeper and Houston, where the Verizon presence will add customers from the energy industry. Other markets and sites include:

    • Atlanta (Atlanta and Norcross)
    • Boston (Billerica)
    • Chicago (Westmont)
    • Dallas (Irving, Richardson-Alma and Richardson-Pkwy)
    • Denver (Englewood)
    • Los Angeles (Torrance)
    • Miami (Doral)
    • New York (Carteret, Elmsford and Piscataway)
    • Seattle (Kent)
    • Silicon Valley (Santa Clara and San Jose)
    • Northern Virginia (Ashburn, Manassas and Herndon)


    Approximately 250 Verizon employees, primarily in the operations functions of the acquired data centers, will become Equinix employees.

    The deal is the latest in a series of acquisitions that are reshaping the data center industry. With multiple assets reportedly for sale – including both companies and data center portfolios – the disruptive deals are likely to continue. The data center M&A action may be juiced by the Verizon sale, which strengthens Equinix’ position and could prompt rivals to contemplate defensive moves.

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    Data Center Divestiture Trend Continues with Verizon Data Center Sale to Equinix

    Verizon is not selling their total data center portfolio.

    Bernie Arnason
    12/6/16

    Larger telecom carriers have entered a data center divestiture stage, with Verizon as the latest example. Data center operator Equinix will buy 24 data center sites from Verizon for $3.6 billion in cash. The 24 sites consist of 29 data center buildings in 15 metro markets.

    Equinix is a leading data center operator with a presence in 40 markets across 5 continents. With this Verizon sale, they gain data centers in key markets including: Houston; Atlanta; Miami; Washington DC; Bogota, Columbia; and Sao Paulo, Brazil, among others.

    “This unique opportunity complements and extends Equinix’s strategy to expand our global platform,” said Steve Smith, president and CEO of Equinix in a press release. “It enables us to enhance cloud and network density to continue to attract enterprises, while expanding our presence in the Americas.”

    Post-transaction, Equinix will add 2.4 million square feet of data center space, and will operate 175 data centers across 43 different markets. Equinix will gain 900 new customers and approximately 250 current Verizon employees will transition to Equinix. The sale adds 3 new metro areas for Equinix since they already operated in many of these Verizon data center markets.

    Verizon Data Center Divestiture

    Verizon is not selling their total data center portfolio and will retain “…its data center services delivered from 27 sites in Europe, Asia-Pacific and Canada,” according to a Verizon press release. Equinix executives, on a conference call discussing the deal, said 11 of the 29 data centers purchased are former Terramark data centers. Verizon acquired Terramark back in 2011 for $1.4 billion as a part of their push into the data center/IT business.

    Verizon will also continue to sell managed hosting and cloud services, although there is no mention of any type of strategic partnership or resale arrangement between Verizon and Equinix, post-transaction, which is common in these types of deals.

    Verizon says the sale aligns with their strategy to focus resources in areas that will help drive digital transformation for the enterprise. I read that to say, they gain cash that can help fund their wireless ambitions, which include buying additional spectrum and helping lay the foundation for their path to a 5G future. Fifth-generation wireless networks are very much about engaging enterprise and industry verticals for IoT, and represent a huge growth opportunity for carriers who can seize it.

    Of course Verizon is not alone with this data center divestiture trend. CenturyLink just announced the sale of their data center portfolio last month for $2.15 billion. Windstream too sold their data center business for $575 million about a year ago.

    http://www.telecompetitor.com/data-c...le-to-equinix/

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    Equinix to Buy Some Verizon Data Centers

    Austen Hufford
    Dec. 6, 2016

    Data center company Equinix Inc. said it would buy 24 data center sites from Verizon Communications Inc. for $3.6 billion in a move to expand its offerings.

    Equinix said the deal includes 29 data center buildings across 15 metro areas. The company highlighted the locations in Miami, where a network access point connects the U.S. to Latin America, and another in Virginia, which connects with government customers.

    In a letter to customers, Equinix Chief Executive Steve Smith said the growing needs of its customers for more partners in more places led to the deal.

    The deal also includes about 250 Verizon employees.

    Verizon has been selling physical assets in recent years, including multibillion assets sales to Frontier Communications Corp. and American Tower Corp.

    Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam said at an investor conference Tuesday that Verizon didn’t have very much scale in data centers so it was better to sell them and put that money to better use.

    The carrier wants to “trim the branches of the tree so the tree can be stronger,” Mr. McAdam said.

    Shares of Equinix rose 2.75% in recent trading as Verizon shares rose 0.9%.

    http://www.wsj.com/articles/equinix-...ion-1481034980

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    Why Equinix is Buying Verizon Data Centers

    Yevgeniy Sverdlik
    December 6, 2016

    Wrapping 2016 up with another blockbuster deal for the data center industry, Equinix has agreed to acquire a portion of the data center portfolio Verizon Communications has been attempting to sell since at least last year.

    The Redwood City, California-based data center services giant said Tuesday it will pay $3.6 billion in cash for 24 of the telco’s data center sites, including most of the sites Verizon got its hands on in 2011, when it acquired Terremark Worldwide. There are 29 data center buildings on those sites altogether located across 15 metro areas in the US and Latin America.

    The deal, expected to close by mid-2017, will add about 2.4 million gross square feet to Equinix’s global footprint, bringing its asset base to a total of 175 data centers and 17 million square feet across 43 markets.

    Reports that a big Verizon data center portfolio was on the market started emerging last year, and Verizon confirmed it was considering a sale earlier this year. In recent months Equinix emerged as the most likely buyer, as we reported in October.

    Verizon is the second major telco to offload data centers this year. Last month, CenturyLink announced a deal to sell its entire 57-data center colocation business to a joint venture between private equity companies BC Partners and Medina Capital.

    Equinix didn’t buy all data centers Verizon was hoping to sell, cherry-picking sites that were a good strategic fit. The telco has been looking to divest more than 50 facilities, including assets in Europe and Asia, but Equinix was only interested in North and South American markets.

    The two most important sites that will be changing hands if and when the deal closes are the massive NAP of the Americas facility in Miami and the four-building NAP of the Capital Region campus in Culpeper, Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C. The Miami data center is a key nerve center for network traffic between the US and Latin America, while Culpeper reportedly houses a lot of IT infrastructure for the US government.

    Not only are they important strategically, the two sites together are responsible for more than half of the $450 million in revenue the 24-site portfolio generates annually, Equinix executives said on a conference call Tuesday.

    A Gateway to South America

    NAP of the Americas is a “gateway to South America,” Karl Strohmeyer, Equinix president for the Americas, told Data Center Knowledge in an interview. “It’s certainly one of the key strategic prizes.”

    The former Terremark facility functions in a similar way Equinix has designed most of its data centers to function. It is an interconnection hub for carriers and other types of service providers, who link their networks there to expand their reach and optimize traffic routes for their customers. The 90 or so global networks that interconnect at the site provide access to more than 150 countries, Strohmeyer said.

    The deal significantly expands Equinix’s ability to attract North American companies that want to serve Latin American markets, Jabez Tan, research director at Structure Research, said in an interview.

    Latin America was a $445 million retail colocation market in 2015, projected to more than double by 2020, according to Structure Research, which expects a nearly 17 percent annual growth rate there. For comparison, the US market was $8.2 billion last year, projected to reach $14.3 billion in 2020. While the US market grew 15 percent between 2015 and 2016, Structure expects growth to slow down to 12 percent for the next four years.

    In addition to the network gateway in Miami Equinix acquired Verizon’s data centers in São Paulo and Bogotá.

    The São Paulo facility, called NAP do Brasil, adds to its two existing data centers in that market and a third that’s under construction. The company also has data centers in Rio de Janeiro, while Verizon’s Bogotá site gives it an entry into a whole new market.

    Both São Paulo and Bogotá are also important from the standpoint of intercontinental connectivity. Most submarine cables linking South America to other parts of the world land in Brazil and many land in Colombia.

    A Government and Enterprise Hub in Virginia

    While Equinix has always been at the core of the enormous Northern Virginia data center market, Culpeper, located further southeast from Washington and Virginia’s largest data center cluster in and around Ashburn, is a new location for the service provider.

    The former Terremark campus in Culpeper has four data centers and enough space and power to build a fifth one, Strohmeyer said. Such an expansion is very likely, since Verizon has not added capacity at the site in years, and there are currently more than 170 customers using it.

    “We haven’t heard of any significant expansions in Culpeper,” Tan said.

    The campus serves both government agencies and private enterprises, but the percentage split between those two customer categories is unclear. Strohmeyer declined to share any details about customer make-up at individual sites.

    Enterprises are a Key Growth Market

    Growing its government and enterprise customer numbers has been a recent strategic priority for Equinix, which has traditionally focused on attracting service providers, content, and financial services companies to its interconnection-rich campuses.

    The Verizon portfolio being acquired ticks both of those boxes. It serves about 900 customers, many of whom are enterprises that are new to Equinix.

    Another asset in the portfolio that helps that cause is Verizon’s Houston data center. This will be Equinix’s first site in Houston, a major market for service providers looking to tap into the oil and gas industry and one the company has been eyeing for some time. “Houston has been a blue dot on our map for a while,” Strohmeyer said.

    Here’s a list of all locations included in Equinix’s Verizon data center deal:

    • Atlanta (Atlanta and Norcross)
    • Bogotá, Boston (Billerica)
    • Chicago (Westmont)
    • Culpeper
    • Dallas (Irving, Richardson-Alma, and Richardson-Pkwy)
    • Denver (Englewood)
    • Houston
    • Los Angeles (Torrance)
    • Miami (Miami and Doral)
    • New York (Carteret, Elmsford, and Piscataway)
    • São Paulo
    • Seattle (Kent)
    • Silicon Valley (Santa Clara and San Jose)
    • Washington, D.C. (Ashburn, Manassas, and Herndon)


    All Set in Europe and Asia

    Given Equinix’s recent acquisitions in Europe and Asia, it’s not surprising the company did not pursue Verizon’s assets in those regions.

    European antitrust regulators forced Equinix to sell eight data centers in Europe in exchange for approval of its blockbuster $3.8 billion acquisition of TelecityGroup, which closed earlier this year. It sold those facilities to San Francisco-based Digital Realty Trust, which recently emerged as one of its biggest competitors.

    “We feel like we’ve got enough to handle there,” Strohmeyer said about Europe.

    Read more: Why Equinix Data Center Deal is a Huge Win for Digital Realty

    In Asia-Pacific, Equinix acquired the Japanese provider Bit-isle last year and recently launched a new data center in Sydney. “From a portfolio stand point [Verizon’s] presence in Asia was very limited,” he said.

    According to Tan, an expert on Asia-Pacific data center markets, Equinix already has a strong position in core Asia-Pacific markets, such as Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Sydney, and does not appear to want to move into emerging markets in the region.

    REIT Status Fortified

    Another box Equinix will be able to tick once the acquisition closes is strengthening the case for its status as a Real Estate Investment Trust. The company started operating as a REIT in the beginning of this year. In exchange for substantial corporate tax benefits, a company must meet a list of criteria to qualify for REIT status, which include investing at least 75 percent of its assets in real estate and cash.

    Equinix leases many of its facilities from wholesale data center providers, such as Digital Realty, but will own the real estate for 21 of the 29 data centers it is buying from Verizon.

    The company has been wanting to switch from a predominantly leased asset model to a predominantly owned one, and the acquisition will shift it from deriving 33 percent of its revenue from owned assets to 40 percent, which is where it really wants to trend, Tan said.

    See also: Equinix: the Complicated Math of a Technology REIT

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    Se eu fosse a Equinix:
    - Transferiria todos os clientes do Terremark Barueri para o novo DC, o SP3;
    - Venderia a Terremark Barueri para a UOL Diveo que já tem prédio no mesmo condomínio (WTorre).

    Isso inclusive deixaria o UOL Diveo com algum respiro para crescimento de consumo de energia, que está esgotado no WTorre e não tem como ser ampliado.

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    Citação Postado originalmente por rubensk Ver Post
    Se eu fosse a Equinix:
    - Transferiria todos os clientes do Terremark Barueri para o novo DC, o SP3;
    - Venderia a Terremark Barueri para a UOL Diveo que já tem prédio no mesmo condomínio (WTorre).

    Isso inclusive deixaria o UOL Diveo com algum respiro para crescimento de consumo de energia, que está esgotado no WTorre e não tem como ser ampliado.
    Eu desconheço tudo e mais um pouco sobre esse datacenter da Terremark em Barueri.

    Porém, se eu fosse a Equinix, que supostamente escolheu o que comprar ou não da Verizon, eu compraria para fechar a possibilidade para meus concorrentes e não iria perturbar (e perder) clientes com mudanças que atenderia o meu interesse e não o deles. Aliás, sabe-se lá o ninho de rato de cross-connects, circuitos privados, etc envolvidos em uma mudança.

    Sobre o problema de carga elétrica, o buraco é mais embaixo. Mesmo sobrando fornecimento, a maioria dos data centers não tem condições de se adaptar para novas exigências. Vide os data centers "antigos" da Microsoft, praticamente vazios.

    PS: BTW esse requerimento "REIT" de ser proprietário faz sentido mas eu apostaria uma mariola que o problema que a Equinix precisa resolver é reformar os data centers e o "proprietário" não topar, adiar, e ela ter que investir sem levar. Se a "tendência" de servidores com alimentação trifásica se firmar, não vai sobrar pedra sobre pedra nos data centers antigos.
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    ^^ Aliás esse prédio da Terremark em Barueri tem uma cadeia de, propriedade, custódia e usufruto complexa envolvendo WTorre, Xerox e HP. Eu não sei quantas indireções ele tem atualmente, talvez tenha sido simplificada, mas quando a Terremark foi para lá, era bem enrolada.

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