updated: 21-04-2022 | 10:30
STACK Infrastructure (“STACK”), the digital infrastructure partner to the world’s most innovative companies, today announced the extension of its global reach into the EMEA region. This move unites STACK’s operations and development capabilities across the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific regions under a unified brand that pairs deep local and regional expertise with global reach and scale to serve the unique needs of global hyperscale and enterprise
With this announcement, STACK becomes one of the largest private data center operators globally, with 300+ employees operating in 16 markets across 3 continents, with over 400 MW under development and over 1,000 MW of expansion potential.
STACK is sponsored by IPI Partners, LLC (“IPI”), a global investment platform that specializes in acquiring, developing, leasing, and operating critical digital infrastructure assets to serve the needs of large, high-quality technology companies.
Unified STACK EMEA region
Over the last year, IPI has accelerated the expansion of its hyperscale-focused data center portfolio in key European regions through the acquisitions of Milan-based SUPERNAP Italia and Nordics-based DigiPlex in February 2021 and August 2021, respectively. Moving forward, SUPERNAP Italia and DigiPlex will operate under the STACK brand and form the basis of a new, unified STACK EMEA region. As part of the brand expansion, STACK EMEA will be integrated into the global STACK business, and each region will have its own senior leadership team that coordinates with its global counterparts.
Phil Koen, Chairman of the Board of STACK, commented, “We’re thrilled to welcome SUPERNAP Italia and DigiPlex under the STACK banner and see our brand continue to expand globally. This integration will allow us to scale the already successful European-based businesses into a global infrastructure player with extensive resources, capacity and development expertise. We are confident that unifying our assets and teams around the world under one brand will provide us with a clear competitive advantage in the market, enhancing our position with hyperscale and enterprise customers.”
Preserving the excellent regional reputations
Matt A’Hearn, Partner at IPI, added, “STACK is focused on growing and strengthening its brand to its full potential and we couldn’t be more excited for the future. Local operational, development and construction expertise combined with global reach and scale is in demand among hyperscalers and enterprises in the current market. As DigiPlex and SUPERNAP Italia are brought under the STACK umbrella, doing so will preserve the excellent regional reputations that each organization is known for, while leveraging the strength of a unified STACK EMEA to further empower STACK’s global capabilities to better serve its customers and further expand its hyper-scale focused data center portfolio.”