San Francisco, California – (The Hosting News) – December 14, 2007 – Corporate datacenter and Internet gateway provider, Digital Realty Trust, Inc., has signed a long-term Turn-Key Datacenter lease with Carpathia Hosting, to establish a major new datacenter in Northern Virginia.
The 25,000 square foot datacenter will support Carpathia Hostingâ€™s operations in the Washington, D.C. area, meeting the needs of government agencies and the technology integrators that serve them.
Rick Smith, CEO to Carpathia Hosting remarked, ”Our investment in this new state of the art datacenter is reflective of Carpathia’s commitment towards providing government integrators with the highest quality solutions available for their government customers.”
The Carpathia Hosting datacenter was developed using Digital Realty Trustâ€™s Turn-Key Datacenter space as foundation, augmented with enhancements to meet Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) requirements. Through a partnership with a third party auditing agency, the new facility has been designed from the ground up under strict DCID 6/9 (Director of Central intelligence Directive) and TIA-942 (Telecommunications Industry Association) compliance to ensure swift government certification and accreditation. Currently in the final stages of construction, the new facility will be available for occupation in February of 2008.
Chris Crosby, Senior Vice President of Digital Realty Trust added, ”Weâ€™re very happy to be working with Carpathia on this datacenter to support its operations in Northern Virginia. Our Turn-Key Datacenter space enables companies like Carpathia to respond swiftly to market demand by deploying new datacenters quickly and cost-effectively. Datacenters are critical operational assets for companies like Carpathia Hosting, and our facilities provide state-of-the-art environments for supporting mission critical infrastructure, with advanced cooling, power and redundancy features to ensure that vital applications are available. Additionally, the level of flexibility of the POD Architecture coupled with the high level of expertise from our world-class Design and Construction team allowed Digital Realty Trust to provide a SCIF datacenter in a timely fashion for our customer.”
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 facility is physically secure and features a 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. Each Turn-Key facility is also managed via Digital Realty Trust’s Critical Facilities Management program to ensure the maximum uptime of mission critical applications.
Digital Realty Trust, Inc. owns, acquires, develops, redevelops 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 67 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 12.0 million rentable square feet, including 1.7 million square feet of space held for redevelopment, Digital Realty Trust’s portfolio is located in 26 markets throughout North America and Europe.
To learn more, please visit: www.digitalrealtytrust.com.