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Digital Realty Trust Enters Sydney, Australia Data Centre Market

July 26, 2011 by  

Hosting ServicesSINGAPORE – Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR), a leading global provider of data centre solutions, announced today that it has entered the Australian data centre market with the acquisition of a 3.48 hectare development site in Sydney, Australia for a purchase price of approximately $10.7 million.  This represents the first acquisition in Australia for Digital Realty Trust.

The site, located in Erskine Park, an industrial precinct located in the Western Sydney Employment Hub, is capable of supporting approximately 18,600 square meters of data centre development with over 11.5MW of IT capacity.  The Company has secured permitting for the development and plans to commence construction on the first phase of 9,300 square meters in the fall of 2011, which will consist of building out the first of two data centre facilities.  The building is designed to support four 1440 kW Turn-Key Datacentre PODs.

“The acquisition of this site adds a very important market to our portfolio and is key to our expansion in the Asia Pacific region,” said Michael F. Foust, Chief Executive Officer for Digital Realty Trust.  “The Sydney market is characterized by a robust business environment, yet has a limited supply of data centre space available to meet customer demand for highly reliable, flexible and secure facilities.”

“In the Sydney market, the availability of data centre space has long been the domain of colocation, managed services and regional telecommunications providers,” said Kris Kumar, Regional Head, Asia Pacific, Digital Realty Trust. “We believe that our ability to deliver secure, reliable and cost effective data centre solutions will be a significant benefit to customers that are expanding their IT operations in the region.  Utilizing our operating expertise and global resources, we expect a twelve month construction period to complete the building’s shell and core and the first two 1440 kW Turn-Key Datacentre PODs.”

Each Digital Realty Trust Turn-Key Datacentre 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 Datacentre 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. The facility also comes standard with Digital Realty Trust’s PowerVU software, which enables centralized monitoring and management of data centre power consumption, energy efficiency and load analysis.

About Digital Realty Trust, Inc.
Digital Realty Trust, Inc. focuses on delivering customer driven data centre solutions by providing secure, reliable and cost effective facilities that meet each customer’s unique data centre needs. Digital Realty Trust’s customers include domestic and international companies across multiple industry verticals ranging from information technology and Internet enterprises, to manufacturing and financial services. Digital Realty Trust’s 96 properties, excluding two properties held as investments in unconsolidated joint ventures, comprise approximately 16.9 million square feet as of April 28, 2011, including 2.2 million square feet of space held for redevelopment. Digital Realty Trust’s portfolio is located in 29 markets throughout Europe, North America, Singapore and Australia. Additional information about Digital Realty Trust is included in the Company Overview, which is available on the Investors page of Digital Realty Trust’s website at www.digitalrealtytrust.com.

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