Green House Data Acquires FiberCloud
The national provider of cloud hosting and colocation expands West Coast footprint.
Green House Data has announced the acquisition of FiberCloud, a Seattle-based infrastructure provider with three data center locations throughout western Washington —including the Westin Building Exchange — and a robust portfolio of hosted products.
“Seattle’s enterprise market and history of high growth and innovation made this a natural choice for us,” said Shawn Mills, president, Green House Data. “Integrating FiberCloud into Green House Data will allow us to deliver a larger set of products with greater geographic diversity and drive a cost structure which will provide higher value for all of our customers.”
FiberCloud was founded in 2001 as Lightstream Datacenters, a wholly owned subsidiary of Whidbey Telecom, a telco based on Whidbey Island, Wash. whose roots stretch back to 1908. Upon completion of the acquisition, FiberCloud will separate from Whidbey Telecom and operate under the Green House Data brand. FiberCloud’s exclusive financial advisor in this transaction was Media Venture Partners (MVP), an investment banking firm serving companies in the technology, communications, media, and renewable energy sectors; comprehensive services include merger and acquisition advisory, debt and equity financing, and restructuring advisory.
Green House Data facilities are compliant to standards including HIPAA, SSAE 16 Type II, and PCI-DSS, all measures that are critical to enterprises in both colocation and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) deployments. Committed to sustainability, the company powers its infrastructure entirely with renewable energy—including wind, solar, and hydro—and uses outside ambient air for cooling year-round.
“From a technology perspective, colocation space in the Westin Building Exchange is ideal,” said Cortney Thompson, chief technology officer, Green House Data. “With over 250 carriers, service, and content providers and over 39,000 cross connects, this is the premier facility in Seattle. Paired with Green House Data’s nationwide cloud, customers will have unparalleled access to infrastructure resources for their critical workloads.”
With data center facilities and cloud installations in Cheyenne, WY; Portland, OR; Piscataway, NJ; Orangeburg, NY; and now Seattle, Everett, and Bellingham, WA, Green House Data is uniquely positioned to handle new, legacy, and location-based workloads, and offer disaster recovery services anywhere in North America. The company’s East and West Coast data centers are ideal jumping off points to Europe and Asia, while the Wyoming data centers link these environments and serve as a central hub for connectivity and 24/7/365 support.