Interxion enters Croatian DC market with Altus IT purchase
, Digital Realty’s European subsidiary based in Amsterdam, has completed a deal for the purchase of Croatia’s market-leading data centre operator Altus IT. The company has described the deal as a gateway into the southeast European market.
Altus IT operates a single data centre in the Croatian capital of Zagreb and serves over 100 customers, around 50 connectivity providers – including five of the major carriers in the country – and two of Croatia’s main internet exchanges.
Digital Realty, which for $7.15bn back in October of last year, has been undergoing a global expansion as part of the launch and rollout of its Platform Digital data centre platform. This acquisition brings the US data centre leader’s global footprint to more than 700 connectivity providers in more than 280 data centres spread across 22 countries.
"Altus IT's business strategy is closely aligned with our connectivity-centric and customer-focused approach," said David Ruberg, Chief Executive, EMEA, Interxion.
"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.”
Altus IT’s executive team will remain in control of the business, with its CEO, Goran Đoreski, set to take on the title 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 in a statement to the press. "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."