TelePacific's completion of its acquisition of Orange County Internet Xchange (OCiX, Inc.), a dedicated colocation service provider, instantly gives the California-based CLEC an expanded data center presence in California.
By purchasing OCiX, TelePacific gains a 10,000 square foot SAS 70 Type II certified data center located in Santa Ana, Calif. with plans to expand the facility to 18,000 square feet. Upon completion, the expanded data center will provide OCiX's current customers with new private meeting space and the ability to consolidate their voice and data services under TelePacific.
Colocation has become a strategic growth area for TelePacific--one that it has expanded both organically and through acquisitions. Before OCiX, TelePacific enhanced its data center reach through the acquisition of Sacramento-based 01 Communications.
With the addition of the OCiX, located near TelePacific's Irvine colocation facility, TelePacific will gain geographic diversity with two data centers located in Northern and Southern California. The CLEC has built out data centers in San Jose, San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles, and in Las Vegas.
What's interesting about the deal is that TelePacific is focused on maintaining consistency. While the CLEC did not disclose financial details of the deal, it did say that it is extended employment to existing OCiX employees, something that's typically rare in any acquisition.
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