At the end of Q4 2021, EdgeConneX, the pioneer in global Hyperlocal to Hyperscale Data Center Solutions, announced a strategic investment in Chayora, a leading data center provider in China, and a company synonymous with data centers in the region. This is the latest step for EdgeConneX (ECX) in a year full of international and strategic M&A moves: the company scaled at pace within a massively expanding digital market, and specifically within targeted growth regions.
The partnership with Chayora provides EdgeConneX with data center offerings in Beijing and Shanghai, two of the largest markets in China, along with the ability to scale out Chayora’s platform to other major markets throughout mainland China. The EdgeConneX global footprint spans 40+ markets across four continents and combined with Chayora’s data center offerings in China, provides a worldwide platform for data center customers who require either hyperlocal edge capacity that is highly proximate to their end users or hyperscale capacity built to suit customers’ unique specifications.
In this three-part feature story, we take a closer look at the synergies between EdgeConneX and Chayora in Part I, a deeper dive into the globalization of EdgeConneX in Part II followed by the evolution of the edge in Part III.