Digital Realty Trust, Inc. has extended its international relationship with IBM through the completion of a new Turn-Key Datacenter lease agreement, expanding IBM's data center footprint in Digital Realty Trust's suburban Paris facility.

"This new agreement highlights Digital Realty Trust's ongoing support for IBM's data center strategy, and reinforces the global nature of our partnership," said Bernard Geoghegan, senior vice president of international operations of Digital Realty Trust. "Our facility in Paris provides the ideal datacenter solution for IBM. Our Turn-Key Datacenter allows IBM to accelerate the deployment of new data centers while reducing its capital costs and fully meeting the needs of its CAC40 customer."

"We have a strong working relationship with Digital Realty Trust, which is founded on the flexibility and reliability of its Turn-Key Datacentre solution," commented Mathieu Louvrier, business continuity and recovery services director at IBM France. "When we need more space, or should we need to scale up our IT load, we know that in a Digital Realty Trust facility we have that option. Furthermore, they have provided us with energy-saving technologies which are helping reduce our environmental footprint, while reducing operational costs. Our partnership with Digital Realty Trust has proven invaluable, particularly in the French data centre market."