Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR), a wholesale datacenter provider, has announced that it acquired two shell buildings totaling approximately 82,000 square feet located at 3105 & 3115 Alfred Street in Santa Clara, CA. Combined, the buildings can support the development of six 1125 kW Turn-Key Datacenter PODs totaling approximately 48,000 square feet of raised floor datacenter space.

"Combined with the acquisition of 1725 Comstock announced earlier this month, we can continue to incrementally build out and deliver Turn-Key space in Santa Clara to meet the strong demand in Silicon Valley for our datacenter product," commented Scott Peterson, Senior Vice President of Acquisitions for Digital Realty Trust. "The buildings are strategically located on a single 4.2 acre parcel across the street from our Space Park campus, allowing us to achieve meaningful economies of scale as we expand our footprint in this important, supply-constrained market."

The company plans to build out the six Turn-Key Datacenter PODs in two phases. Phase I is underway and includes powered base building upgrades to the core and shell plus the construction of four 1125kW PODs at 3105 Alfred Street, a 50,000 square foot single story facility. The first POD is expected to come on line in the first quarter of 2011. Phase II consists of powered base building upgrades and building out two 1125 kW Turn-Key Datacenter PODs at 3115 Alfred Street, a two-story building totaling 32,000 square feet.

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 Datacenter 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 turnkey datacenter facility is physically secure and features a state-of-the-art power and cooling architecture that has been optimized for green operation. Every turnkey 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.