NTT COM ACQUIRES 100% OWNERSHIP OF RAGINGWIRE DATA CENTERS

INDUSTRY NEWS: posted 7 February 2018

PRESS RELEASE:  Ashburn, Virginia, United States - NTT Communications (NTT Com) has recently announced that it has exercised its option to purchase the remaining shares of RagingWire and acquire 100% ownership of the company.

As part of this investment, NTT Com named RagingWire its Americas data centre platform responsible for NTT Com’s data centre business in the United States, Canada, Latin America and South America under the global NexcentreTM brand.

In January 2014, NTT Com acquired an 80% equity stake in RagingWire. By joining the NTT Com family of companies, RagingWire became part of one of the largest data centre companies in the world with more than 140 facilities in over 20 countries and regions. Since this time and with the financial backing of NTT Com, RagingWire has more than doubled in size, bringing online 60 megawatts of capacity at its Ashburn VA2 and VA3 data centres, the Dallas TX1 Data Centre, and the Sacramento CA3 Data Centre. RagingWire has also taken a leadership role on the global steering committee for NTT Com’s data centres, helping to set consistent design standards, operations, and sales contracts worldwide.

“We are excited to expand our investment in RagingWire and the America’s data centre market,” said Masaaki Moribayashi, Senior Vice President of Cloud Services at NTT Communications and a Board Member for both NTT Communications and RagingWire. “Since joining the NTT Communications family of companies, RagingWire has become a linchpin in our global data centre strategy. Their award-winning design, 100% availability operational model, and industry-leading sales and marketing have been critical to our growth worldwide.”

“By joining NTT Communications, RagingWire became a global company with access to NTT’s financial strength, global data centres, and world-class information and communications technology (ICT) solutions,” said Douglas Adams, CEO and President of RagingWire Data Centres.

“Thanks to the support we have received from NTT Com, RagingWire is uniquely positioned to meet the data centre needs of large enterprises and hyperscale cloud companies that require available data centre capacity in the top U.S. and international markets.”

As part of the NTT Com family of data centre companies, RagingWire joins Netmagic Solutions Pvt. Ltd. in India, Gyron Internet Ltd. and e-shelter facility services GmbH in Europe, along with the extensive data centre portfolio of NTT Com in Asia to create a global data centre platform of 4,000,000 square feet.

About NTT Communications Corporation:

NTT Communications provides consultancy, architecture, security and cloud services to optimize the information and communications technology (ICT) environments of enterprises. These offerings are backed by the company’s worldwide infrastructure, including the leading global tier-1 IP network, the Arcstar Universal One™ VPN network reaching over 190 countries/regions, and over 140 secure data centres worldwide. NTT Communications’ solutions leverage the global resources of NTT Group companies including Dimension Data, NTT COCOMO and NTT DATA.

For more information, please visit www.ntt.com

About RagingWire Data Centers:

RagingWire Data Centers designs, builds and operates mission critical data centres that deliver 100% availability, high-density power, flexible configurations, carrier neutral connectivity, and superior customer service. The company has 113 megawatts of critical IT power spread across 1.5 million square feet of data centre infrastructure in Ashburn, Virginia; Dallas, Texas; and Northern California with significant growth plans in these locations and other top North American data centre markets. As part of the NTT Communications group, RagingWire is one of the largest wholesale data centre providers in the world with a global network of 140 data centres operated by NTT Communications under the Nexcenter™ brand and one of the most financially strong companies in the data centre industry.

For more information, please visit www.ragingwire.com.

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