(The Hosting News) – Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:DLR), a leading global provider of data centre solutions, announced today that it has acquired a redevelopment site in Chessington, England, approximately 17 miles southwest of central London and eight miles inside the M25. The purchase price was £12.9 million. The building totals approximately 130,000 square feet and is capable of supporting five 1440kW Turn-Key Datacentre PODs, with total IT capacity of 8MW.
“With our existing facilities nearly fully leased, this acquisition provides us with additional inventory to meet customer demand in London, a key market for financial services, corporate enterprise, telecommunication network providers, large system integrators and managed services companies,” said Michael F. Foust, Chief Executive Officer for Digital Realty Trust.
“We are currently tracking approximately 30MW of demand in the greater London market, including a number of requirements of 6MW or more of contiguous space. At this time, few facilities are capable of meeting these specifications,” added Adam Levine, Vice President, Sales, for Digital Realty Trust. “The acquisition of this site enables us to provide our customers, with both large and smaller requirements, a flexible data centre solution that can meet their needs. Our Turn-Key Datacentres have a five-year track record of 99.999% uptime. For our customers, this means they can focus on their operations, while we maintain and operate the supporting power and cooling systems for maximum resiliency.”
Each Digital Realty Trust Turn-Key Datacentre facility is physically secure and features a state-of-the-art power and cooling architecture that has been optimized for green operation. Every Turn-Key Datacentre is built using the Company’s proprietary POD Architecture® and uses metered power to ensure that clients pay only for the power that they use. The facility also comes standard with Digital Realty Trust’s PowerVU software, which enables centralized monitoring and management of data centre power consumption, energy efficiency and load analysis.
About Digital Realty Trust, Inc.
Digital Realty Trust, Inc. focuses on delivering customer driven data centre solutions by providing secure, reliable and cost effective facilities that meet each customer’s unique data centre needs. Digital Realty Trust’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 Trust’s 97 properties, excluding two properties held as investments in unconsolidated joint ventures, comprise approximately 17.2 million net rentable square feet as of July 28, 2011, including 2.2 million square feet of space held for redevelopment. Digital Realty Trust’s portfolio is located in 29 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.