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Tata Communications Partners With Digital Realty Trust For DatacentreSM Lease Agreement In The UK

February 23, 2009 by  

Webmaster NewsDublin, Ireland and London, England – Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR), the world’s largest wholesale datacentre provider, has completed a Turn-Key DatacentreSM lease agreement with Tata Communications, a provider of a new world of communications and the global telecommunications arm of the $62.5 billion Tata Group, one of India’s oldest, largest and most respected business conglomerates. As per the agreement, Tata Communications will establish a new datacentre at a Digital Realty Trust facility in the UK to support its global IT infrastructure.

“We are pleased that Tata Communications has chosen to work with Digital Realty Trust on the establishment of this new datacenter,” said Bernard Geoghegan, Senior Vice President at Digital Realty Trust, who oversees International Operations. “This new contract affirms that we offer real value to our customers.”

“We are pleased to partner with Digital Realty Trust as we execute our global managed services expansion strategy. This partnership allows us to significantly enhance our position as a data centre services provider within the UK and European market, and provides us with the ability to meet the current and future services needs of our customers in this market,” said Abid Qadiri, Vice President, Data Centre Services for Tata Communications.

Mr. Geoghegan added, “Because we build more datacentres than anyone else in the world, companies that select us as their datacentre partner benefit from our unmatched experience, economies of scale and financial stability. With Digital Realty Trust’s Turn-Key DatacentreSM, Tata Communications is able to utilize the facilities within weeks of signing the lease agreement, far ahead of the normal industry standards.”

Digital Realty Trust Turn-Key DatacentreSM facilities provide state-of-the-art environments for supporting mission critical infrastructure, with advanced cooling, power, redundancy, and sustainability features to ensure that critical applications are available while optimising energy efficiency. Digital Realty Trust’s Turn-Key DatacentresSM are scalable from hundreds of kilowatts of IT load to megawatts of IT load and are located in markets throughout North America and Europe. Each Turn-Key DatacentreSM facility is physically secure and features a state-of-the-art power and cooling architecture that has been optimised for green operation. Every Turn-Key DatacentreSM is built using the company’s proprietary POD ArchitectureSM and uses metered power to ensure that clients pay only for the power that they use.

About Digital Realty Trust, Inc.
Digital Realty Trust owns, acquires, redevelops, develops and manages technology-related real estate. The Company is focused on providing Turn-Key DatacentreSM and Powered Base BuildingSM datacentre solutions for domestic and international tenants across a variety of industry verticals ranging from information technology and internet enterprises, to manufacturing and financial services. Digital Realty Trust’s 75 properties, excluding one property held as an investment in an unconsolidated joint venture, contain applications and operations critical to the day-to-day operations of technology industry tenants and corporate enterprise datacenter tenants. Comprising approximately 1.2 million square metres (13.0 million square feet) as of December 31, 2008, including approximately 150,000 square metres (1.6 million square feet) of space held for redevelopment, Digital Realty Trust’s portfolio is located in 27 markets throughout Europe and North America. For additional information, please visit Digital Realty Trust’s website at www.digitalrealtytrust.com.

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