Edge Centres: Host Networks Acquired by Edge Centres

May 18, 2023 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

Edge Centres, an Australian data center company, bought Queensland-based Host Networks. The terms of the agreement announced this week were not disclosed. As part of the agreement, Edge Centres will take over a 550kW, 130-rack facility in Brisbane's Eight Mile Plains area that can be expanded to 800kW and 200 racks. Edge Centres stated that within the next twelve months, the facility will be updated to correspond with other Edge Centres facilities in terms of Tier III design, construction, and operation. There are 11 carriers in the building.

Host Networks was established in 1998 to provide colocation and hosting offerings; Anvia Holdings Corporation acquired the company in 2019. In 2021, the company was sold for $2.6 million to the cybersecurity group 3D Pioneer Systems. The 53 Brandl Street Eight Mile Plains data center went live in 2007 and underwent a refresh in 2018. After previously staying in the AAPT data center in Fortitude Valley's Wickham Street and Powertel's Queen Street data center in Brisbane, the company migrated into the facility.

Edge Centres bought US hosting provider Hyson earlier this year; Hyson functions out of a Netrality facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Edge Centres acquired local competitor DC Matrix in 2022, assuming control of two Australian locations in Sippy Downs, Queensland, and the Gold Coast. The company also acquired the weather prediction app Snowtification from Lurado Software in 2021.