Digital Realty Trust, Inc. has completed the expansion to its existing 293,000-sq-ft data center facility at 2121 S. Price Road in Chandler, AZ. The expansion, which began in the first quarter of 2011, has added approximately 226,000 rentable sq ft of data center space and 13 megawatts of additional power to meet customer demand in the Phoenix market. Digital Realty has completed the building shell and will deliver the first three 1,125 kilowatt move-in ready Turn-Key Datacenters in the fourth quarter of 2011 for immediate leasing and occupancy.
"Phoenix is a strong data center market not only because of demand from Arizona-based companies, but also because so many companies based elsewhere in the Unites States view it as an ideal location for both primary and backup datacenters," said Dave Caron, Senior Vice President, Portfolio Management at Digital Realty. "Those two factors, along with low cost of power and a pro-business economic environment, have made demand for data center space robust in Phoenix, but the market has long been constrained in terms of data center space. This project in Chandler brings a significant volume of high-quality datacenter space online to meet that demand, providing critical infrastructure to support economic growth in the Phoenix metro area."