Digital Realty Trust to Develop New Data Center Space In Phoenix Metro Area
Utilizing a design that wraps around the current building, the newly constructed data center space will leverage the existing infrastructure to support the footprint and operations of the current facility and expansion space. This design will also significantly increase delivery of new datacenter space, meeting customer speed-to-market requirements. Construction is currently underway on the expanded building shell with the first three 1125 kilowatt Turn-Key Datacenters scheduled to be delivered in the third quarter of 2011.
"Phoenix is a significant datacenter market with strong demand from many companies that want to locate their IT infrastructure in a location relatively free of natural disasters, with significant fiber connectivity and competitively priced electricity. The local power utility, Salt River Project (SRP), provides green options and has a long history of maintaining robust, stable, and low cost power," said Brent Behrman, senior vice president, global sales, at Digital Realty Trust. "Phoenix is a very important market for Digital Realty Trust. Our investment in this property underscores our commitment to the Phoenix area, where we have established a substantial operating platform for supporting our customers in Arizona."