The U.S. business unit of large German hosting company PlusServer AG has leased space from Digital Realty Trust in St. Louis, the companies said today. Hosting Solutions International (HSI), which operates PlusServer's brands Server4You and Serverloft, has signed a Powered Base Building lease agreement for 14,000 square feet of space at Digital Realty Trust's property in St. Louis, Missouri.
Powered Base Building (PBB) is Digital's term for undeveloped space with the power and fiber connectivity already in place, allowing for easy expansion. In this type of lease, the tenant handles most of the construction of the data center space.
""The Powered Base Buildings solution from Digital Realty Trust matched our requirements exactly, and provided us with the flexibility we were seeking," said Jochen Berger, CTO at Hosting Solutions International. "By partnering with Digital Realty Trust, we received very useful insights into the North American data center market, and particularly appreciated the opportunity to complete the deal in London despite the facility being located in St. Louis. Additionally, because of the way we've planned this facility with Digital Realty Trust, our new data centre is designed to a high environmental standard."
""Hosting Solutions International has extended its reach into North America, and wanted a trusted partner to support this expansion," said Bernard Geoghegan, Senior Vice President of International Operations for Digital Realty Trust. "The Powered Base Building lease in St. Louis was negotiated in the UK, demonstrating the benefit of using a global provider such as Digital Realty Trust.
"With our European headquarters in Dublin, and offices in London and Paris, we are ideally positioned to serve companies such as Hosting Solutions International. Combining this European presence with the local understanding of the U.S. market has been very important in meeting Hosting Solutions International's requirements."
HS) was founded in 2003 and supplies hosting services for international customers with its three brands serverloft, SERVER4YOU and Server01.