Edge provider DartPoints has bought Metro Data Centers (MDC) a provider with a facility in Dublin, Ohio.

The carrier-neutral MDC data center offers colocation, cloud, and connectivity, ticking off another small US city for DartPoints coverage.

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Metro's Dublin location – Google Street view

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In May 2020, Astra Capital bought a majority share of DartPoints, a company that has been building an Edge data center business for eight years. The new CEO Scott Willis told DCD last month that the company would now be pursuing acquisitions: “We’re looking for regional facilities that give us greater reach within those regions,” he said, in an interview due to be published in DCD Magazine. “Where we’ve determined there’s a need, with a potential and prospective customer base, we can start deploying capital.”

DartPoints is concentrating on the Southwest, Southeast, Upper Midwest, and Mid-Atlantic regions of the US, where population is dispersed in small (Tier 2 to Tier 4) cities that are not well covered by data centers.

“MDC’s solutions enable DartPoints to immediately deliver our capabilities into this exciting market and surrounding locations," said a comment from Willis in this week's press release. "The MDC team has a long history of bringing innovative solutions to their customers, and we look forward to having them continue their work as a part of the DartPoints team.”

Rob Kopp, co-founder and president of Metro Data Centers, added: “Our team is fully committed to integrate our solutions with the expanding DartPoints’ portfolio of interconnection points and providing communities in Central Ohio with innovative and best-in-class solutions.”

This year, DartPoints has opened an Eastern Iowa Edge colocation data center and improved its regional interconnection abilities in Texas through a deal with Logix Fiber Networks, a sister company in the Astra portfolio.