Digital Realty Trust, Inc. a provider of data center, colocation, and interconnection solutions, announced that the company will expand colocation services to customers on its existing Ashburn campus in the third quarter of this year. The expansion follows Digital Realty's recent acquisition of 126 acres within one mile of its existing Ashburn campus, which will support the development of upwards of two million additional square feet and 150 megawatts of critical IT load. A variety of colocation and connectivity options will be made available by leveraging Telx's proven operational model and Digital Realty's existing fiber connectivity.
Digital Realty plans to offer traditional connectivity options found within its Meet-Me-Rooms and between buildings on campus, as well as dedicated Internet access solutions. Customers will also be able to take advantage of a large ecosystem of network and cloud providers through MarketplacePORTAL, a state-of-the-art customer portal, where they can manage connectivity, service issues and access rights.
"We are excited to expand our service offerings in the largest data center market in the United States as we further our strategy of supporting applications of all sizes within our secure campus environments," said Tony Rossabi, managing director of the company's Telx line of business. "Once the expansion is complete, customers will be able to take advantage of an even wider range of powerful solutions to support their mission-critical applications in close proximity to the compute engines that power their businesses. We look forward to translating the success of our Ashburn colocation service offering to other campuses by the end of the year."