Croatian Data Centre Company Altus IT Sold to US Digital Realty Company

Croatian Data Centre Company Altus IT Sold to US Digital Realty Company

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A Digital Realty Company (NYSE: DLR) and a leading European provider of carrier- and cloud-neutral colocation data centre solutions, has acquired Altus IT, the leading carrier-neutral data centre provider in Croatia, offering a gateway for interconnection and peering with a number of prominent service providers in southeast Europe. The aqusition was through it's european company Interxion.

Altus IT's highly connected data centre, which has recently added the network nodes of leading global cloud service providers to its footprint, boasts access to a portfolio of more than 100 customers, approximately 50 connectivity providers – including five tier-one carriers – and two main internet exchanges, establishing it as one of the most interconnected communities within the region.

The company – located in Zagreb, the capital of Croatia – bolsters Digital Realty's access to a global footprint of more than 700 connectivity providers in over 280 data centres across 22 countries. Digital Realty's ongoing expansion demonstrates its 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.

"Altus IT's business strategy is closely aligned with our connectivity-centric and customer-focused approach," said David Ruberg, Chief Executive, EMEA.

"Southeast Europe offers significant economic potential, and the acquisition of Altus IT represents an important step and our first gateway into that market. With the addition of Altus IT, we will be even better positioned to help new and existing customers continue to scale communities of interest," added Ruberg.

Altus IT's experienced team will remain with the business, including current CEO Goran Đoreski, who will assume the position of Managing Director, Croatia.

"We are delighted to enable a global presence for our customers in Croatia and to bring additional value by enhancing the availability and quality of our services," said Đoreski.

"This is a huge milestone, and we are excited to join the Digital Realty platform and open new opportunities for accelerated growth with our customers and partners”, according to Đoreski.

Altus IT is the leading carrier-independent data centre provider in Croatia and offers a wide variety of support solutions that allow organisations to enhance their business, IT and cloud strategies. Altus IT serves as a connectivity hub, connecting telecoms, customers and partners, while opening up new business opportunities and facilitating the rapid establishment of partnerships.

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