NTT Com to Acquire 80% Stake in RagingWire Data Centers
NTT Com to expand and enhance global data center colocation solutions by
leveraging RagingWire’s patented data center design and world-class customer
TOKYO & SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- October 28, 2013
NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international
communications business within NTT (NYSE:NTT), and RagingWire Data Centers
(RagingWire), a leading provider of data center services in the United States,
jointly announced that NTT Com will acquire approximately 80% equity interest
in RagingWire for $350 million (USD). The acquisition follows a definitive
agreement reached with RagingWire shareholders. RagingWire has annual revenues
of approximately $85 million (USD), and a compounded annual growth rate of
30%. RagingWire’s founders and management team will continue to operate the
company as a platform under the RagingWire brand and maintain a minority
interest in the company.
The acquisition will more than double NTT Com’s data center space in the US
which will enable the company to respond to high demand for data center
services in North America. NTT Com will also deploy RagingWire’s know-how and
patented technologies for the design and operation of highly dependable,
scalable and sophisticated data centers.
“We are rapidly expanding our capabilities to provide cloud and
telecommunications solutions worldwide and the deal with RagingWire is
critical to increasing our overall capacity, providing data center
infrastructure management tools which enhance our colocation service’s
reliability and efficiency. RagingWire leads the data center industry in
availability, innovation, and customer experience, and will enhance our global
cloud solutions significantly,” said Akira Arima, CEO of NTT Com.
RagingWire was founded in the year 2000 and has approximately 300 employees.
The company has 650,000 square feet of data center space at its campuses in
Sacramento, California, and Ashburn, Virginia. Both campuses are currently
being expanded. In addition, RagingWire has begun construction of a new
150,000-square-foot data center in Sacramento, and will soon break ground on a
78-acre parcel of land in Ashburn, Virginia with designs to build 1,500,000
square feet of data center space. The company was recently recognized for
having the highest customer loyalty in the industry as measured by the Net
Promoter Score^® and has over 200 Internet and enterprise customers including
such notable names as Flextronics, Polycom and NVIDIA.
In 2012, RagingWire was awarded two patents for data center power delivery
systems and technology. These patented technologies include the 2N+2^TM
design, which offers double the redundancy of a standard data center design at
a lower cost. The unique infrastructure, design and operations of 2N+2 has
enabled RagingWire to deliver customer SLAs (service level agreements) for
100% availability without any exclusions for maintenance periods or utility
disruptions. NTT Com will now begin introducing these advanced technologies
throughout its data centers worldwide.
“The RagingWire management team and employees are excited to be part of the
NTT family of companies,” said George Macricostas, founder and CEO of
RagingWire. “By joining NTT, we will be able to extend our data center
platform globally, expand the markets we serve and add more strategic value to
It is estimated that the U.S. market for data center services, which accounts
for more than 50% of global demand, has roughly doubled between 2010 and 2013.
NTT Com is accelerating its development of global seamless cloud services via
150 data centers worldwide and is strengthening its one-stop provision of ICT
solutions, including data center services, in the growing U.S. market. NTT Com
currently offers services from data centers in eight U.S. cities. The
acquisition of RagingWire strongly positions NTT Com to serve the growing U.S.
market with increased capacity.
About RagingWire Data Centers
RagingWire designs, builds, and operates mission critical data centers that
deliver high-density power and 100% availability. The company has 650,000
square feet of critical data center infrastructure in Northern California and
Ashburn, Virginia and the highest customer loyalty scores in the industry.
Their patented power delivery systems and EPA ENERGY STAR rated facilities
lead the data center market in reliability and efficiency. With flexible
colocation solutions for retail and wholesale buyers, a carrier neutral
philosophy, and unmatched customer service, RagingWire meets the needs of top
enterprise, Internet, and government organizations. More information is
available at www.ragingwire.com.
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 IPv4/IPv6 Global Tier-1 IP Network,
Arcstar Universal One™ VPN network reaching more than 190 countries/regions,
and over 150 secure data centers. NTT Communications’ solutions leverage the
global resources of NTT Group companies including Dimension Data, NTT DOCOMO
and NTT DATA.
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RagingWire Data Centers
James Leach, +1-571-383-8895
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