Digital Realty Trust, Inc. has signed a Powered Base Building lease agreement totaling approximately 14,000 sq ft with Hosting Solutions International at Digital Realty Trust's property in St. Louis.

"The Powered Base Buildings solution from Digital Realty Trust matched our requirements exactly, and provided us with the flexibility we were seeking," commented Jochen Berger, CTO at Hosting Solutions International. "By partnering with Digital Realty Trust, we received very useful insights into the North American data centre market, and particularly appreciated the opportunity to complete the deal in London despite the facility being located in St. Louis. Additionally, because of the way we've planned this facility with Digital Realty Trust, our new data centre is designed to a high environmental standard."

"Hosting Solutions International has extended its reach into North America, and wanted a trusted partner to support this expansion. The Powered Base Building lease in St. Louis was negotiated in the UK, demonstrating the benefit of using a global provider such as Digital Realty Trust," said Bernard Geoghegan, senior vice president of international operations for Digital Realty Trust. "With our European headquarters in Dublin, and offices in London and Paris, we are ideally positioned to serve companies such as Hosting Solutions International. Combining this European presence with the local understanding of the U.S. market has been very important in meeting Hosting Solutions International's requirements."

Digital Realty Trust's Powered Base Buildings are improved shell and core facilities that enable firms to build out and operate a data centre using their own personnel. These facilities possess the infrastructure elements (power, planning permission, and access to fiber) necessary to immediately begin datacentre construction efforts. Digital Realty Trust's Powered Base Buildings are also designed to meet the two leading green building standards, LEED and BREEAM, and are pre-qualified with power, planning and fiber connectivity.