(The Hosting News) – Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR), a global provider of data center solutions, has completed the expansion to its existing 293,000 square feet data center facility at 2121 S. Price Road in Chandler, Arizona. The expansion, which began in the first quarter of 2011, has added approximately 226,000 rentable square feet of data center space and 13 megawatts of additional power to meet customer demand in the Phoenix market. Digital Realty has completed the building shell and will deliver the first three 1125 kilowatt move-in ready Turn-Key Datacenters in the fourth quarter of 2011 for immediate leasing and occupancy.
“Phoenix is a strong data center market not only because of demand from Arizona-based companies, but also because so many companies based elsewhere in the Unites States view it as an ideal location for both primary and backup datacenters,” said Dave Caron, Senior Vice President, Portfolio Management at Digital Realty. “Those two factors, along with low cost of power and a pro-business economic environment, have made demand for data center space robust in Phoenix, but the market has long been constrained in terms of data center space. This project in Chandler brings a significant volume of high-quality datacenter space online to meet that demand, providing critical infrastructure to support economic growth in the Phoenix metro area.”
About Digital Realty
Digital Realty Trust, Inc. focuses on delivering customer driven data center solutions by providing secure, reliable and cost effective facilities that meet each customer’s unique data center needs. Digital Realty’s customers include domestic and international companies across multiple industry verticals ranging from information technology and Internet enterprises, to manufacturing and financial services. Digital Realty’s 97 properties, excluding two properties held as investments in unconsolidated joint ventures, comprise approximately 17.2 million net rentable square feet as of September 6, 2011, including 2.2 million square feet of space held for redevelopment. Digital Realty’s portfolio is located in 30 markets throughout Europe, North America, Singapore and Australia. Additional information about Digital Realty Trust is included in the Company Overview, which is available on the Investors page of Digital Realty Trust’s website at http://www.digitalrealtytrust.com.