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H5 Data Centers Acquires NextFort’s Phoenix Data Center

January 15
12:19 2016

Denver, CO – H5 Data Centers, a national colocation and wholesale data center provider, today announced it has acquired the NextFort data center in Chandler, Arizona. Located at 2600 W. Germann Road, NextFort adds to H5’s growing data center portfolio of more than one million square feet in eight US markets. The acquisition provides H5 an established customer base and wholesale data center inventory in Phoenix, one of the most active data center markets in the country.

“We are pleased to welcome NextFort to the H5 Data Centers family,” said Josh Simms, founder and CEO of H5 Data Centers. “NextFort’s Phoenix data center represents an incredible opportunity for us to grow in one of the most desirable markets in the country. We look forward to building upon NextFort’s first-class facility, experienced team, and loyal customer base.”

NextFort Acquisition Highlights:

  • Tier III data center serving enterprises and cloud services providers
  • 180,000 SF data center with 30 MW of power at full build-out
    Private, hot/cold aisle containment suites supporting up to 225
  • KW per suite
  • Waterless design
  • Ability to support power densities of 20+ KW per cabinet
  • Diverse access to metro carriers
  • Located in Arizona’s high-tech corridor

“This acquisition brings together two successful data center organizations with similar visions,” said NextFort president and CEO Mark Towfiq. “H5 Data Centers offers a variety of new opportunities to our customers and team members alike. We thank our customers, vendors and partners for all of the support they have provided us since our inception in creating one of the best data center sites in Phoenix.”

NextFort’s Phoenix colocation facility represents H5’s eighth data center in a growing list of US markets including Ashburn, Atlanta, Charlotte, Denver, San Jose, San Luis Obispo and Seattle. For more information, visit

About H5 Data Centers
H5 Data Centers is one of the leading privately-owned data center operators in the United States with over one million square feet under management. The company designs and engineers flexible and scalable data center and interconnection solutions to address the business and operational requirements of its customers. H5 Data Centers currently owns data centers in Ashburn, Atlanta, Charlotte, Denver, Phoenix, San Jose, San Luis Obispo, and Seattle. For more information, visit

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