Digital Realty is going to acquire Interxion for $ 8.4 billion in the biggest ever deal for data centre. This announcement of the oncoming deal to acquire Interxion was made by Digital Realty and it stated that this transaction is going to be the largest data centre deal in the history.

Interxion is the provider of European Colocation Data Centre Services. It will join the team of Digital Realty to create a “leading Pan European data centre presence”. It is estimated by the companies that this combined entity will be covering more than two third of the GDP in Europe. Interxion is currently holding 53 carrier and Cloud Neutral facilities across eleven European countries.

Various benefits of this transaction have been claimed by the companies. This relies mainly upon the record of Digital Realty in hyper scale development and its associated benefits for the enterprise customers. It also takes into account the solving the public and hybrid Cloud Architectural Requirements of global customer base.

Mr. William Stein, the CEO of Digital Realty will be serving as the Chief Executive of the new combined company. Mr. David Ruberg, CEO Interxion will be the head of EMEA business.

This current deal with Interxion beats Digital Realty’s own record, when it purchased DuPont Fabros for $ 7.6 billion in the year 2017.

Mr. Stein said in a statement that this strategic and complementary transaction will build upon Digital Realty’s established foundation of serving market demand for Colocation, scale and hyper scale requirements in the America, EMEA and Asia Pacific. It will also leverage the European Colocation and Interconnection expertise of Interxion to enhance the capabilities of the combined companies to enable customers to solve for the full spectrum of data centre requirements across the global platform.