For several years now, multi-tenant data center operators have cited existing customers seeking additional data center space as a factor in their expansions. A compelling example of this trend is seen in UnitedLayer's continued expansion at 200 Paul Avenue in San Francisco.
Last week UnitedLayer announced its third expansion in the last seven months at 200 Paul, the carrier hotel owned by Digital Realty Trust (DLR). UnitedLayer has leased an additional 6,000 square feet of space through Digital's Turn-Key Datacenter program.
"We have seen an exciting growth trend across our service offerings," said Richard Donaldson, COO of UnitedLayer. "The acquisition of this space is a tremendous boon to our customers and an excellent opportunity to offer more facility options to current and future clients."
"Our goal is to consistently be ahead of the curve and exceed the needs of our clients for conditioned datacenter space," said Arman Khalili, CEO of UnitedLayer. "Since this is our third expansion in 200 Paul within the last 7 months, we have definitely shown that we are meeting their needs."
200 Paul isn't the only facility to benefit from repeated customer expansions. The Infomart in Dallas has seen existing tenants Dataside, SoftLayer and Switch and Data (SDXC) all add additional data center space within the last year. Equinix (EQIX), Terremark (TMRK) and DuPont Fabros (DFT) have expanded their facilities based upon projections of additional demand by existing tenants.