New data centre firm DāSTOR launches in the United States
The acquisition of four data centres across U.S. states Pennsylvania and Delaware has prompted the launch of new data centre firm DāSTOR. The company has acquired four facilities - one in Wilmington, Delaware, one in Reading, Pennsylvania, and two in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. The firm was founded by Kevin Mulqueen, former President of Colocation at Crown Castle, and is reportedly funded privately by him and partners.
Talking of the launch, Kevin Mulqueen, said: "Today we are thrilled to unveil DāSTOR and are planning to continue to make further acquisitions over the next 12 months. Prior to our conversations about the King of Prussia data centre sites, I was negotiating to acquire two other facilities that, when combined with these two, enabled us to fulfill our vision for DāSTOR; a comprehensive, one-stop-shop solution for colocation, hybrid cloud connectivity, security, and disaster recovery. “The opportunity to build a company and lead a team to transform existing facilities into robust ecosystems is truly exciting to me.
DāSTOR’s Wilmington and Reading Data Centres
Both data centres in Wilmington and Reading were acquired from IPR Secure, with the Wilmington facility providing the company DāSTOR with 23,000 sq ft of capacity and the Reading centre 6,400 sq ft of colocation space.
The King of Prussia site, located at 411 Swedeland Road, has 31,000 sq ft of capacity and is reportedly part of a “larger business complex serving a variety of businesses across the Life Sciences sector.”
“This King of Prussia site is an amazing facility in an ideal location for enterprise businesses in the Mid-Atlantic region to house their IT infrastructure,” added Mulqueen. “We are excited to include this facility as one of our anchor sites to ensure primary, secondary, and disaster recovery solutions are available to companies embracing digital transformation."