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Digital Realty Trust Launches PowerVU, Datacenter’s Packaged Energy Management Solution

May 25, 2010 by  

Web Hosting ServicesSAN FRANCISCO, CA – Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR), the world’s largest wholesale datacenter provider, has unveiled a powerful new tool that will enable customers to increase datacenter energy efficiency and reduce power costs. PowerVU is the industry’s first packaged solution for centralized monitoring and management of datacenter power consumption, energy efficiency and load analysis.

“Energy efficiency is the centerpiece of any company’s effort to control the cost of their datacenter’s power consumption.  Until now outsourced providers have not offered much in the way of support to meet customers’ energy efficiency initiatives. We developed PowerVU to give customers a packaged solution that consolidates critical information and helps them take the appropriate steps to effectively reduce energy consumption,” said Jim Smith, Chief Technology Officer of Digital Realty Trust.


PowerVU tracks and displays energy usage by metered component, giving customers the ability to monitor actual power demand and usage in kW/hour from a simple, easy-to-read dashboard. PowerVU also provides PUE and IT load analysis by giving customers a graphical display of PUE as well as its two determinate components, utility input and UPS output. This enables customers to monitor their energy efficiency daily, monthly and annually, providing critical information for budgeting and planning. PowerVU also enables customers to analyze usage down to component level so they can manage all their energy usage effecting components.

PowerVU will become a standard component in all new Turn-Key Datacenters® ordered after June 1, 2010.

For more information about PowerVU, visit www.digitalrealtytrust.com/powervu.

Digital Realty Trust Turn-Key Datacenter 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 optimizing energy efficiency. Digital Realty Trust’s Turn-Key Datacenters 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 Datacenter facility is physically secure and features a state-of-the-art power and cooling architecture that has been optimized for green operation. Every Turn-Key Datacenter is built using the Company’s proprietary POD Architecture® and uses metered power to ensure that clients pay only for the power that they use.

About Digital Realty Trust, Inc.
Digital Realty Trust, Inc. owns, acquires, redevelops, develops and manages technology-related real estate. The Company is focused on providing Turn-Key Datacenter® and Powered Base Building® datacenter 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 85 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 15.1 million rentable square feet as of May 10, 2010, including 1.9 million square feet of space held for redevelopment, Digital Realty Trust’s portfolio is located in 27 markets throughout North America and Europe. For additional information, please visit Digital Realty Trust’s website at www.digitalrealtytrust.com.

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