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Digital Realty Acquires Site In Amsterdam Suburb With Plans To Build 11.5 MW Data Centre

Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR), a leading global provider of data centre solutions, today announced that it has purchased a 5.37 acre site at De President, Hoofddorp, Haarlemmermeer, a suburb of Amsterdam, with plans to build a 15,900 square metre, 11.5 megawatt data centre. The development plans include six data halls, each capable of supporting 1.92 megawatts of IT load with dedicated infrastructure services and cooling options tailored to meet customers’ needs.

Construction of the data centre is expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2013 with the first two data halls to be delivered in mid-2014. Each data hall will be designed utilizing Digital Realty’s POD 3.0 architecture, a modular approach to building mechanical and electrical systems that reduces time to market and optimizes the amount of IT capacity for each suite, while providing optimal reliability and uptime availability. Importantly for many businesses in the region, the site will also afford superior connectivity as well as access to multiple Tier 1 and Tier 2 International Carriers. In addition, it will connect via Amsterdam’s main fibre ring to Digital Realty’s other European data centres as well as its U.S. locations.

Bernard Geoghegan, Managing Director, Europe, Middle East and Africa of Digital Realty, said: “Amsterdam is ideally located at the heart of the demand we are seeing for today’s networked data centre requirements across Europe. Feedback from enterprises indicates that a ‘well-connected’ data centre is critical to their businesses. Transporting large volumes of data at high speeds is key to enabling IT initiatives, such as cloud computing. Our state-of-the-art De President facility will provide an ecosystem unrivalled in terms of connectivity to support companies of all sizes in Amsterdam.”

Haarlemmermeer’s Alderman for Economic Development Arthur van Dijk said: “We are proud that Digital Realty has selected De President as the site for its new data centre. Thanks to excellent fibre accessibility, it is a prime location and the facility will benefit businesses not just in the local area, but the wider Amsterdam region.”

SOURCE Digital Realty Trust, Inc.