(The Hosting News) – Digital Realty Trust, Inc., the world’s largest wholesale datacenter provider, has begun expanding power and datacenter capacity at its 210 N. Tucker property in St. Louis. The centerpiece of these enhancements is the addition of 16 MW of new electrical power, which effectively quadruples the power available to the facility. Other enhancements include a new power distribution system for the building and the addition of 30,000-60,000 square feet of datacenter space.
“These improvements to 210 N. Tucker make it one of the most desirable datacenter properties in the midwestern United States,” said Glenn Benoist, Vice President, Portfolio Management at Digital Realty Trust. “The increased level of datacenter demand in St. Louis has prompted us to expand our commitment to this market. With a total of 20 MW of power and a significant amount of new datacenter space, the facility will be the premier site for St. Louis’ growing datacenter market. The power enhancement also allows us to offer customers our Turn-Key Datacenter solution.”
Located in the heart of downtown St. Louis, 210 N. Tucker is an 18-story building that offers over 200,000 square feet of space and the design flexibility that clients need to support their unique requirements. Powered from Ameren UE’s underground power grid with multiple generators on-site and included in the current upgrade, 210 N. Tucker is a carrier-neutral facility serviced by multiple fiber providers that offers a broad array of connectivity options. 210 N. Tucker is also connected to the neighboring facility at 900 Walnut via 400 strands of dark fiber.
Construction has begun and is expected to be completed by Q3 2010. Customers seeking space in the building can begin building out their datacenter space immediately, concurrent with the infrastructure improvements. In addition to this construction, Digital Realty Trust is working with its national and international partners and customers for expansion of their datacenter networks into the 210 N. Tucker property.
Digital Realty Trust is partnering with the St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association (RCGA), the City’s Economic Development Agency, the St. Louis Chapter of AFCOM and the local brokerage community to address the needs for quality and affordable datacenter space.
RCGA President and Chief Executive Officer Richard C.D. Fleming, noted, “This is further evidence that the St. Louis region is a leader in the Midwest for datacenter operations. We have the world’s largest wholesale datacenter provider making this major investment in St. Louis at a time when the region prepares to showcase St. Louis IT industry successes at the upcoming Gateway to Innovation Conference on April 20th. We at the RCGA were pleased to partner with Digital Realty Trust on this important business expansion project.”
“These improvements to 210 N. Tucker will establish the building as one of the most strategic properties in the Midwest. St. Louis is a very attractive location for IT operations because of its low electrical rates,” said Dave Caron, Senior Vice President, Portfolio Management at Digital Realty Trust. “Our company’s financial strength allows us to make this significant investment in the property. In addition, our Turn-Key Datacenter solution makes us an ideal datacenter partner for customers that are planning datacenter expansions and prefer to avoid the significant capital investment of a do-it-yourself project.”
Digital Realty Trust Turn-Key Datacenter facilities provide state-of-the-art environments for supporting mission critical infrastructure, with advanced cooling, power, redundancy, and sustainability features to ensure that critical applications are available while optimizing energy efficiency. Digital Realty Trust’s Turn-Key Datacenters are scalable from hundreds of kilowatts of IT Load to megawatts of IT load and are located in markets throughout North America and Europe. Each Turn-Key Datacenter 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 Datacenter 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.
For more information about leasing space at 210 N. Tucker, contact Brent Behrman at 214-231-1350 or firstname.lastname@example.org.