Above: Moshe Lasman: “The rest of the GDC team will remain in place”
The Virginia-based Global Data Center Operator, EdgeConneX, announces that it has signed an agreement to acquire Global Data Center (GDC), an Israel-based data center operator headquartered in Herzliya near Tel Aviv. Once completed, the acquisition will bring two new facilities into the EdgeConneX global data center platform: GDC’s highly secure underground facilities in Herzliya and Petah Tikva, also near Tel Aviv.
“I am pleased to announce the expansion of the EdgeConneX global footprint to the Middle Eastern region with the acquisition of GDC,” said Randy Brouckman, CEO of EdgeConneX. GDC was founded in 2013 by Moshe Lasman (former IT Delivery Country Manager at IBM Israel) in cooperation and with the financial backing of the Viola Group. The Company is operating two highly secure, sub-terranean data centers in the area of Tel Aviv, one in Herzliya Pituach, and the second in Petah Tikva. Both sites are built in accordance with the Tier 3 Uptime global standard.
Backed by EQT Infrastructure, one of the world’s largest infrastructure funds, EdgeConneX brings financial and professional resources to support GDC’s needs for growing capacity in Israel. “EdgeConneX brings over a decade of experience building out a global data center platform that includes approximately 50 data centers in over 40 markets”‘ said Moshe Lasman. “For our Israeli customers, nothing changes practically in regard to Global Data Center, organizationally, operationally, or strategically,” Lasman added. “I will continue to lead the business in Israel and the rest of the GDC team will remain in place.”