Large Lease for Digital Realty Trust

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Digital Realty Trust said today that it had leased 24,000 square feet of space in one of its facilities to Openwave Systems, Inc., which provides open software products and services for the communications industry. The lease includes 22,000 square feet of data center space and 2,000 of office space. The company did not name the location of the facility, but recently noted that it had five new data centers available in New Jersey, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas and Miami. Those sites are consistent with the investment strategy at Digital Realty, which targets leased facilities in top-tier Internet markets. The firm began life as GI Partners before becoming a publicly-held real estate investment trust (REIT).

“Openwave’s choice of our Turn-Key Datacenter Facility is a validation that Digital Realty Trust’s Internet Gateways are the clear choice for enterprise customers seeking world-class facilities to support their critical applications,” said Michael F. Foust, Chief Executive Officer of Digital Realty Trust. “Digital Realty Trust offers enterprise customers like Openwave flexible, cost-competitive datacenter facilities with the long-term security of dealing directly with the landlord. Digital Realty Trust also supports its enterprise customers with extensive consulting services to ensure that a tenant’s datacenter is designed to achieve optimal operational efficiency and to meet future needs.”

In other news, Digital Realty noted in an SEC filing (PDF) today that executive vice president for technology infrastructure John Wilson has left the company.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor-in-chief of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.