Digital Realty Trust, Inc. has announced that it has signed a new lease in the first quarter with DataBank Holdings, Ltd. for a standalone facility.

"We could not be more pleased with the new facility's location," said Tim Moore, CEO of DataBank. "To construct a facility that meets DataBank's standards we needed a unique site combining ultra-high power availability and a dense concentration of fiber providers. Our partners at Digital Realty were able to provide us with a unique and premium property in a stellar data center park setting." Moore continued, "DataBank's product is anchored on a 100% uptime availability SLA for enterprise, hosting and cloud providers that make up the bulk of our client base. Also, this location allows us to duplicate our product in North Dallas."

"DataBank approached Digital Realty looking for a solution that would give it complete control over its business and technical operations," said David Caron, Senior Vice President, Portfolio Management at Digital Realty. "Our Powered Base Building data center solution supported DataBank's vision to expand its business, delivered how, when and where it was needed."

The standalone secured facility will be located in Digital Realty's Datacenter Park Dallas and will be divided into four phases, with the first data center coming online in the fourth quarter of 2012. The facility will have dedicated power delivery via dual 10MW utility feeds in a 2(N) configuration.