Evocative to buy nine data centers from INAP

Sept. 20, 2022
The purchase will bring to 20 the number of Evocative operating data center colocation facilities alongside more than 60 global points of presence.

Evocative, an emerging provider of internet infrastructure, says it has agreed to buy nine data centers, including colocation and related network services, from INAP for an undisclosed sum. The facilities represent the majority of INAP’s data centers. Evocative expects the deal to close in the third quarter of this year, subject to customary closing conditions.

The purchase will bring to 20 the number of Evocative operating data center colocation facilities alongside more than 60 global points of presence. The company’s current footprint includes new sites in Boston, New Jersey, Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles (two), Silicon Valley (two), and Seattle. “Several” INAP employees will join Evocative, growing the company by 30%.

“Foremost, we welcome our new clients and employees to Evocative. We are honored and humbled to be your new partner. We are excited to share the strength of Evocative's digital infrastructure capabilities with our clients," stated Arman Khalili, founder and CEO of Evocative. “We know the importance of enterprise digital enablement. We built a company that offers a comprehensive suite of solutions from the physical foundation up the stack to enable the delivery of highly secure, hosted data services.”

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Stephen Hardy | Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

Stephen Hardy is editorial director and associate publisher of Lightwave and Broadband Technology Report, part of the Lighting & Technology Group at Endeavor Business Media. Stephen is responsible for establishing and executing editorial strategy across the both brands’ websites, email newsletters, events, and other information products. He has covered the fiber-optics space for more than 20 years, and communications and technology for more than 35 years. During his tenure, Lightwave has received awards from Folio: and the American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE) for editorial excellence. Prior to joining Lightwave in 1997, Stephen worked for Telecommunications magazine and the Journal of Electronic Defense.

Stephen has moderated panels at numerous events, including the Optica Executive Forum, ECOC, and SCTE Cable-Tec Expo. He also is program director for the Lightwave Innovation Reviews and the Diamond Technology Reviews.

He has written numerous articles in all aspects of optical communications and fiber-optic networks, including fiber to the home (FTTH), PON, optical components, DWDM, fiber cables, packet optical transport, optical transceivers, lasers, fiber optic testing, and more.

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