(The Hosting News) – Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR), the world’s largest wholesale datacenter provider, announced today that Kris Kumar has joined the Company as Regional Head, Asia Pacific, a new position at Digital Realty Trust. Mr. Kumar will be based in Singapore and responsible for corporate activities in Asia and the Pacific Rim, including Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong and India. Mr. Kumar will be overseeing several initiatives, such as developing relationships with partners and new customers in the region, identifying strategic investment opportunities, and coordinating operations.
“Bringing Kris on board in this new position is a reflection of our strategic commitment to the Pacific Rim and India. His technical expertise in datacenters and his in-depth understanding of the datacenter markets in these regions make him a great addition to our team. We are very pleased to welcome Kris to the Company,” said Michael F. Foust, CEO of Digital Realty Trust. “Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia and the tech centers in India are strong emerging markets for wholesale datacenter space. Kris’s deep customer relationships and technical expertise will be a tremendous asset to Digital Realty Trust as we build a strong foundation for our future growth in the region..”
Kris Kumar comes to Digital Realty Trust with 28 years of experience in the IT/data center infrastructure, property and marine industries. Immediately prior to joining the Company, Mr. Kumar was the president and co-founder of a specialized consulting and project implementation business that conceptualized, business-planned and delivered facilities and move-in ready data center projects for major corporate enterprises and international telecom and IT companies across the Asia-Pacific region. Mr. Kumar also served as a Marine Engineer in the Indian, British and American Merchant Navy for 10 years. As a Chief Engineer he developed his extensive experience and expertise in critical engineering systems, planning and design engineering for uptime and reliability as well as maintenance systems, processes and procedures. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Marine Engineering (Distinction) and a Postgraduate degree in Facilities Management & Finance from Sydney University.
About Digital Realty Trust, Inc.
Digital Realty Trust, Inc. owns, acquires, redevelops, develops and manages technology-related real estate. The Company is focused on providing Turn-Key Datacenter® and Powered Base Building® datacenter solutions for domestic and international tenants across a variety of industry verticals ranging from information technology and Internet enterprises, to manufacturing and financial services. Digital Realty Trust’s 85 properties, excluding one property held as an investment in an unconsolidated joint venture, contain applications and operations critical to the day-to-day operations of technology industry tenants and corporate enterprise datacenter tenants. Comprising approximately 15.1 million rentable square feet as of May 10, 2010, including 1.9 million square feet of space held for redevelopment, Digital Realty Trust’s portfolio is located in 27 markets throughout North America and Europe. For additional information, please visit Digital Realty Trust’s website at http://www.digitalrealtytrust.com.