In January 2014, NTT Communications acquired an 80% equity stake in RagingWire. By joining the NTT Communications family of companies, RagingWire became part of one of the largest data center companies in the world with 140 facilities in 17 countries. With the strong financial backing of NTT Com, RagingWire opened the Sacramento CA3 Data Center and the Ashburn VA2 Data Center totaling 320,000 square feet of space and 28 megawatts of power. In addition, RagingWire began construction on its massive Dallas Data Center Campus on 42 acres of land and the Ashburn Data Center Campus on 76.5 acres in the heart of the famed "Data Center Alley" region. The first phase of the Dallas development, the TX1 Data Center, with 230,000 square feet of space and 16 megawatts of power, will have its grand opening on April 18, 2017."In the three years since our investment in RagingWire, we have been extremely pleased with the exceptional performance of the company and impressed with the leadership and execution of George Macricostas and the rest of the RagingWire team during this successful merger process," said Tetsuya Shoji, President and CEO of NTT Communications. "RagingWire is strategically important to our ability to deliver global information and communications technology solutions. We are confident that Doug Adams and the RagingWire team will build on this legacy, delivering superior results and contributing significantly to the ongoing success of NTT Communications." Douglas Adams joined RagingWire in 2001 as part of the early executive team that along with Founder George Macricostas led the growth of the company into a data center industry leader. Mr. Adams has held multiple executive positions at RagingWire leading sales, marketing, product, and operations, and served most recently as president of the company. Mr. Adams was instrumental in growing the company's customer base and revenue, building the massive data center campuses in Sacramento, California, Ashburn, Virginia, and Dallas, Texas, and leading RagingWire's strategic expansion into the wholesale data center solutions space. Prior to joining RagingWire, Mr. Adams was the general manager of the magnetic and optical data storage products division of NEC Technologies, Inc., and held multiple positions in sales, business development, and senior management at Mars, Inc. "Thank you to George Macricostas and NTT Communications for the confidence they have placed in me and the RagingWire team," said Douglas Adams, CEO and President of RagingWire Data Centers. "RagingWire is a company with a successful past and an exciting future. We are proud of our accomplishments and energized by the opportunity in front of us. Our vision and strategy remain the same - we want to be a top five wholesale data center provider in the U.S., and we will build and grow our business in the top data center markets in North America. Together we will take RagingWire to the next level." As part of the NTT Communications family of companies, RagingWire joins Netmagic Solutions Pvt. Ltd. in India, Gyron Internet Ltd. and e-shelter facility services GmbH in Europe, along with the extensive data center portfolio of NTT in Asia to create a global data center platform of 4,000,000 square feet. This worldwide data center portfolio is ideal for wholesale, multi-megawatt deployments optimized for application performance and systems availability. Through its relationship with NTT Com, RagingWire is one of the most financially strong and largest providers of wholesale data centers in the world.
About RagingWire Data CentersRagingWire Data Centers designs, builds, and operates mission critical data centers that deliver 100% availability, high-density power, flexible configurations, carrier neutral connectivity, and superior customer service. The company has 97 MW of critical IT load spread across 1.2 million square feet of data center infrastructure in Northern California, Ashburn, Virginia, and Dallas, Texas, with significant growth plans in these locations and other top North American data center markets. As part of the NTT Communications group, RagingWire is one of the largest wholesale data center providers in the world with a global network of over 140 data centers operated by NTT Communications under the Nexcenter™ brand and one of the most financially strong companies in the data center industry. For more information visit www.ragingwire.com.About NTT Communications CorporationNTT Communications provides consultancy, architecture, security and cloud services to optimize the information and communications technology (ICT) environments of enterprises. These offerings are backed by the company's worldwide infrastructure, including the leading global tier-1 IP network, the Arcstar Universal One™ VPN network reaching 196 countries/regions, and over 140 secure data centers worldwide. www.ntt.com | Twitter@NTT Com | Facebook@NTT Com | LinkedIn@NTT Com