365 Main has reentered the data-center business, thanks to a new deal to acquire 16 data centers from Equinix. As part of the agreement, several Equinix executives are also joining the company.
Back in ye olden days of 2010, 365 Main sold off 925,000 square feet of data-center space to Digital Realty Trust, including five sites in San Francisco, El Segundo, Oakland, Calif., Chandler, Ariz., and Chantilly, Va.
The data centers acquired from Equinix are located in cities across the United States: Buffalo, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Detroit, Indianapolis, Nashville, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, San Jose, Seattle, St. Louis,Tampa, and Washington D.C. Equinix first announced it would sell some of its facilities in September, apparently from lack of demand; in addition to exiting nine markets, the company planned on closing data centers in regions where its other facilities offered sufficient capacity.
“As we sharpen our focus on developing business ecosystems, we are prioritizing the largest global markets required by our targeted customers and applications that are driving growth across Platform Equinix,” Charles Meyers, president of the Americas for Equinix, wrote in a statement.
At the present, customers may be forgiven if they’re a bit nervous about the transition. 365 Main’s current Website, while a bit barebones at the moment, nonetheless offers the all-important support page, complete with a Web form for generating support tickets.