Renames it Etix Everywhere Ouest.
In an attempt to expand his fingerprint Luxembourg based Etix Everywhere has purchased NeoCenter Ouest, a firm headquartered in Nantes. Etix will take over NeoCenter’s two data centres, one of which is from the Nantes region – in St Herblain – and the other in La Roche sur Yon, at the Vendé, e region. NeoCenter also partnered with data centre owner in St Luce, east of Nantes, at provide disaster recovery solutions, this can continue following the acquisition. As part of the deal, the hosting company will change its name to Etix Everywhere Ouest.
NeoCenter co creator and MD Fabien Richard was appointed as Etix Everywhere director for France. He welcomed the acquisition, saying that Etix was working on the launching of the 5th data centre in the area, in addition to other projects underway in the national level. Louis Blanchot, business manager at Etix, said the new data centers will allow the company to cater to the most demanding local customers. Etix Everywhere offers built-to order information centers which clients can own in pay in, to run themselves on managed service basis, as well as colocation services. The company has two data centres in the region, in Olonne and Nantes, as well as facilities in Lille.
Outdoor France, Etix has a presence in Belgium, Iceland, Sweden and Morocco. The company is hoping to deliver another five sites on-line through Ghana, Brazil and Colombia until the end of the year. The investment will be seen as positive by the authorities, too. Paris is one of Europe’s four chief data centre markets, and majority of the country’s data centre Operators and network service providers are concentrated there, when Emmanuel Macron’s government was elected last year, the young President promised to develop the nation’s startup economics, with a strong focus on electronic infrastructure investments in all regions. One of these measures became a reality last month, when the Prime Minister É, douard Philippe announced that data center tax on electricity would be halved in order to boost spending in the country. This decision was welcomed by two of France’s largest operators, OVH and Equinix.