Digital Realty Trust (DLR) has completed a lease agreement with outsourcing specialist Capgemini, which this summer will begin operating a Turn-Key Datacentre in a Digital Realty Trust property in France.
“We are delighted to be working with Capgemini on this important datacentre project for its global IT strategy,” said Bernard Geoghegan, Senior Vice President, International Operations of Digital Realty Trust. “Our Turn-Key Datacentre is an ideal solution for corporate customers such as Capgemini, allowing them to focus on deploying their IT systems in a timely, cost effective manner with a datacentre infrastructure partner they can rely on for the long term.”
Capgemini said it chose Digital Realty Trust because it has international operations and is financially sound. “By leasing space in its facility, we are able to move forward immediately with our datacentre plans without the significant capital investment ordinarily associated with large hosting projects,” said Olivier Herrmann, Capgemini’s Deputy Chief Operations Officer, Outsourcing Services. “We also chose Digital Realty Trust because of the company’s proven track record of supplying reliable solutions to the world’s leading companies.”
Digital Realty Trust owns and operates 75 properties comprising approximately 13 million square feet in 27 markets, including approximately 1.2 million square feet of space held for redevelopment.