NTT (NYSE: NTT) has purchased an 85 percent stake in UK-based Gyron, a move that instantly enhances its data center presence in a key connectivity hub.
This arrangement with Gyron gives the Japanese service provider access not only an established data center near London, but also two additional data centers that will go live later this year and in early 2013.
When the deal is completed, Gyron's existing Managing Director Robin Balen and Operations Director Ben Miller will retain a combined 15 percent ownership of Gyron. Both executives will also continue to serve in their current roles.
As has been the case with its other recent moves in Europe, including the debut of its new Nordic-focused office and Point of Presence (PoP) in Amsterdam, NTT's Gyron acquisition is centered on extending its cloud services to multisite global companies.
Gyron is just one of several deals the Japanese service provider has made in recent years to advance its global cloud vision. Evidence of this trend was seen last year when the service provider acquired both IT services provider Keane and enterprise cloud provider OpSource.
The NTT Com Group has high hopes that its global vision will create a large revenue source. It has set a goal of reaching operating revenues of at least 1.5 trillion yen, including a doubling of global sales revenues, by 2015.
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