Digital Realty Adds Power Capacity in Phoenix

The exterior of 120 East Van Buren in Phoenix.

It’s power-up time for Digital Realty’s Internet gateway properties. Just a week after announcing a power upgrade of its St. Louis data hub, Digital Realty Trust said Monday that it has completed a multi-year project to bring significant additional power capacity to 120 East Van Buren, the company’s Internet gateway in Phoenix.

Digital Realty (DLR) said it had worked with utility provider APS to boost the power capacity to 31 megawatts at 120 East Van Buren Street, a 287,500 square foot data center facility.

“Completing this project to bring additional power to 120 East Van Buren is the culmination of a multi-year revitalization plan for the property,” said Brent Behrman, Vice President, Global Sales at Digital Realty Trust. “Since acquiring the property in 2006, we have worked closely with customers in the building to determine their needs, and it was clear that additional power was needed. APS has been a great partner in this process, and the result is a nearly five-fold increase in the electrical power at the property.”

“These efforts position 120 East Van Buren as an engine for economic growth in Arizona, providing critical infrastructure for the critical IT systems of companies requiring data center capacity in the Southwest,” Behrman added.

With the expansion of electrical capacity, Digital Realty Trust is now planning to convert an additional 30,000 square feet of redevelopment space into Turn-Key Datacenter space to meet customer demand.

“Demand for data center space is strong in Phoenix,” said Behrman. “By redeveloping this space at 120 East Van Buren, we will bring a significant amount of raised-floor data center space to market to address these requirements.”

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large 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.

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