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Penta Infra buys Danish site in Nordic edge computing investment drive

Company is currently expanding across four European cities, and does not hide intention of penetrating the Nordic region beyond Denmark.

By João Marques Lima

Founder and Editor, The Tech Capital

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June 22, 2021 | 9:16 AM BST

Data centre investor and operator Penta Infra has further expanded its European footprint with the acquisition of cloud services provider Sentia Group’s Denmark data centre in the outskirts of Copenhagen.

Sentia is a premium partner of Microsoft Azure, AWS, and Google Cloud, and had originally acquired the facility in Smedeland, Glostrup, in 2016.

Jakob Høholdt, managing director of Sentia Denmark, said: “Operating a data centre is not Sentia’s core business. Therefore, we have decided to divest this line of business and forge a partnership with Penta Infra, who has the right capabilities for and focus on running a data centre.

“By selling our data centre, we aim to achieve a synergy that will benefit our customers. We free up resources to do what we do best: creating good customer experiences and ensuring we have the most optimal solutions now and in the future. We are very happy with this deal and look forward to a close partnership for many years to come.”

Penta Infra’s network of data centres consists of eight operational sites located in the Netherlands, Germany and now Denmark. The company has an extra site currently under development in Warsaw, Poland, as well as further sites in Munich, Stuttgart and Hamburg, all in Germany.

The acquisition is only step one in Penta Infra’s journey into the Nordics region, the company said in a statement.

Alex Bakker, partner and founder at Penta Infra, explains: “We are excited to team up with such a high-quality managed service provider collectively servicing clients across Denmark. We are proud of Sentia’s confidence in Penta to run this mission-critical facility.

“For Penta, this acquisition perfectly fits our strategy in expanding our European service offering to Denmark and adds another site to our existing edge facilities in Germany and the Netherlands.

“Entering a new market in the Nordics is the next step in Penta’s strategy in the creation of a European datacenter network. We consider Copenhagen as upcoming European hub, from where further expansion in the region will be supported.

“We will invest in the datacenter in order to meet the increasing market requirements and to anticipate increasing market demand. As an experienced colocation datacenter service provider, we look forward to a successful cooperation with Sentia.”

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