(The Hosting News) – Fresh off of recently acquiring a redevelopment site in London, Digital Realty Trust is at it again. For a price of $4.1 million in Australian dollars, this time the data center solutions provider acquired a site in Melbourne, Australia.
At the site, Digital Realty is planning two projects. Both have the capacity to host “1440 kW Turn-Key Datacentre ® PODs.” One is expected to handle two while the other is expected to handle four.
The land encompasses over thirty thousand square meters.
Commenting on the matter, Digital Realty Trust CEO Michael F. Foust stated, “As one of Australia’s largest metro areas, Melbourne is the logical market for us to expand our footprint in the region.”
“Like Sydney, Melbourne has a limited supply of data centre space available to meet customer demand for highly reliable, flexible and secure facilities,” he continued.
So how long will it take to develop the site? The data center provider believes it will take around one year for the facility’s initial construction (which includes shell, core, and pods).
This isn’t Digital Realty Trust’s first time venturing in the Australian market. Earlier this year, in July, Digital Realty Trust debuted in the area by acquiring land in Sydney for $10.7 million.
The Australian data center market has seen plenty of headlines lately, one including a data center opening by fellow data solutions provider Equinix. Equinix has also considered expanding in the Melbourne area.
Digital Realty Trust has 97 locations spanning across regions including North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. For more information, visit: http://investor.digitalrealtytrust.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=182279&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1604077&highlight=