Colocation provider Quality Technology Services announced on Thursday it will expand its footprint to Sacramento with its acquisition of colocation provider Herakles Data Center. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed in the press release.
The move comes a month after Quality Technology Services earned a LEED Gold Certification for its Richmond data center.
For QTS, the acquisition of Herakles expands QTS’ data center footprint in California to three premium facilities, including two in Santa Clara.
This will only help benefit its many web hosting clients, particularly for those QTS customers who are seeking colocation space and cloud services in the Northern California area.
QTS says it will fully integrate the Herakles data center into its data center portfolio, renaming it to QTS Sacramento Data Center.
The 92,000 square foot, Tier III data center has 52,600 square feet of raised floor space and 9.0 MW of power capacity.
In a report by Data Center Knowledge, Jason Verge points out how Sacramento has long been an ideal location for hosting data center infrastructure because it is outside the state’s earthquake zone and within two hours of either the Bay Area and Silicon Valley.
Additionally, the city provides moderate power pricing from the Sacramento Municipal Utility District.
“Herakles is a great company, with first-class people and a high-quality customer base,” said Chad Williams, CEO at QTS. “The acquisition of this technologically advanced data center adds a strategically located asset to our portfolio. Located just 120 miles north of our Santa Clara, California, data center and less than 90 miles from San Francisco, this facility expands our Northern California presence and offers California-based and national customers in each facility regional disaster recovery options as well as colocation and cloud services.”
The Bank Street Group acted as exclusive financial advisor to Herakles in the acquisition.
Talk back: Do you think this is a good strategic acquisition for Quality Technology Services? Are you currently offering data center space in the Northern California area? Do you think that Herakles existing clients will benefit from this acquisition? Let us know in the comments.