Cyxtera Minneapolis MP2

4450 Dean Lakes Blvd

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Cyxtera's MP2 site was acquired via a $2.8 billion transaction to acquire 57 datacenters from CenturyLink. The transaction which closed in May 2017 created Cyxtera Technologies.

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  • The site was built by Compass Data Centers. Phase 1 opened in 2014 with 1.2 MW commissioned and 13,000 Usable SqFt
  • Utility Provider: Xcel Energy
  • Four Story Building

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Operating Company

Cyxtera Technologies, a company founded in 2017 by former Terremark CEO Manuel Medina, was built on the former CenturyLink and Savvis data center portfolio. Cyxtera's business model combines data center colocation with network security.

Cyxtera Acquisitions

  • 2017
    • Acquired CenturyLink data centers for $2.15 billion
    • Brainspace: an analytics platform that helps governments conduct digital investigations;
    • Cryptzone: an enterprise security firm
    • Catbird: another enterprise security firm focused on securing internal corporate networks and implementing and enforcing corporate security policy;
    • Easy Solutions: electronic fraud detection and prevention company
  • 2018
    • Immunity, Inc: an offense-oriented cyber security company

The Cyxtera-CenturyLink Deal

The CenturyLink deal tied the Cyxtera and Centurylink companies together. CenturyLink is now one of Cyxtera's biggest customer and CenturyLink also holds a 10% stake in Cyxtera. The deal also provided cash for CenturyLink's acquisition of Level 3 Communications in 2017.

Cyxtera at a Glance

  • Top 3 global colocation market share
  • 2.6 million sq. ft. of data center space
  • 3,500 customers
  • 1,100 employees
  • Combined IP and market leadership of Cryptzone, Catbird, Easy Solutions and Brainspace
  • Expertise in identity-centric security and advanced threat and behavioral analytics

Cyxtera Founded from Centurylink's Data Centers

A consortium led by private equity firms BC Partners and Medina Capital formed Cyxtera through the acquisition of a data center footprint and associated colocation business from CenturyLink along with four companies that comprised Medina Capital's Security and Analytics portfolio – Cryptzone, Catbird, Easy Solutions and Brainspace – in a $2.8 billion transaction.

56 Facilities Owned
53 Markets Served
379.6 Megawatts
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cyxtera-mp2-shakopee-mn-colocation-tearsheet-pdf December 2017

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