(The Hosting News) – Digital Realty Trust, Inc., a leading global wholesale data center provider, is completing the first phase of major improvements at its 200 Quannapowitt Parkway data center property in Wakefield, Massachusetts. The upgrades are the result of a significant investment by Digital Realty Trust to convert the 200 Quannapowitt property into a state-of-the-art data center facility that meets the technical requirements of large enterprises seeking wholesale data center space in a world-class facility. Digital Realty Trust has already secured an anchor tenant at the facility for data center space to support its mission critical computing systems.
200 Quannapowitt Parkway is one of two buildings at Digital Realty Trust’s data center complex on Route 128 in Wakefield, Mass, previously known as the Comverse Technology Buildings. The renovation includes the construction of six Turn-Key Datacenter® PODs, each featuring approximately 6,000 square feet of raised floor space and 1 MW of IT load. The enhancements also include new HVAC systems and electrical infrastructure to support advanced data center operations. Jones Lang LaSalle is the exclusive leasing agent for the Quannapowitt Buildings.
“Boston is a very strong datacenter market, especially along the Route 128 Corridor, which is the spine of New England’s technology industry. The improvements at 200 Quannapowitt will make it one of the most desirable datacenter facilities in the region. As we approach the completion of the first phase of the project, we are very pleased to be able to provide the Boston enterprise customer with a high quality data center solution to support their IT requirements,” said Dave Caron, Senior Vice President, Portfolio Management at Digital Realty Trust. “The renovated 200 Quannapowitt data center facility also offers very attractive utility rates. Our relationships with local utility companies and volume purchase agreements enable us to provide customers with very favorable utility rates, which can significantly lower their operating costs.”
About Digital Realty Trust, Inc.
Digital Realty Trust, Inc. enables customers to deliver critical business applications by providing secure, reliable and cost effective datacenter facilities. 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 96 properties, excluding two properties held as investments in unconsolidated joint ventures, comprise approximately 16.9 million square feet as of April 28, 2011, including 2.2 million square feet of space held for redevelopment. Digital Realty Trust’s portfolio is located in 28 markets throughout Europe, North America and Singapore. 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.