Digital Realty Opens Large Phoenix Expansion Space

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The Digital Realty Trust data center in Chandler, Arizona.

Digital Realty Trust has completed the expansion to its data center in Chandler, Arizona, adding 226,000 square feet of the company said today. The expansion nearly doubles the size of the former 365 Main facility at 2121 S. Price Road in Chandler, which already included 293,000 square feet of data center space.

The expansion project began in the first quarter of 2011, and Digital Realty will deliver the first three 1.125 megawatt move-in ready Turn-Key Datacenters in the fourth quarter of 2011.

“Phoenix is a strong data center market not only because of demand from Arizona-based companies, but also because so many companies based elsewhere in the Unites States view it as an ideal location for both primary and backup data centers,” said Dave Caron, Senior Vice President, Portfolio Management at Digital Realty. “Those two factors, along with low cost of power and a pro-business economic environment, have made demand for data center space robust in Phoenix, but the market has long been constrained in terms of data center space. This project in Chandler brings a significant volume of high-quality data center space online to meet that demand, providing critical infrastructure to support economic growth in the Phoenix metro area.”

Digital Realty Trust (DLR) is a real estate investment trust specializing in data centers that owns 97 properties spanning 17.2 million net rentable square feet in 30 markets throughout Europe, North America, Singapore and Australia.

To celebrate the expanded facility, Digital Realty is hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house on Wednesday, September 21.

About the Author

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.

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