Digital Realty Trust has signed an anchor tenant at its new data center property in Wakefield, Massachusetts, which boosts the company's presence in the Route 128 technology corridor outside Boston. Digital Realty (DLR) said it has compelted the first phase of major improvements at its 200 Quannapowitt Parkway property, which entailed a "significant investment" to convert the building for data center use.
The renovation includes the construction of six Turn-Key Datacenter PODs, each featuring approximately 6,000 square feet of raised floor space and 1 megawatt of IT load. The upgrades also include a new HVAC systems and electrical infrastructure. 200 Quannapowitt Parkway is one of two buildings at the former Comverse Technology campus.
"Boston is a very strong datacenter market, especially along the Route 128 Corridor, which is the spine of New England's technology industry," said Dave Caron, Senior Vice President, Portfolio Management at Digital Realty Trust. "The improvements at 200 Quannapowitt will make it one of the most desirable data center facilities in the region. As we approach the completion of the first phase of the project, we are very pleased to be able to provide the Boston enterprise customer with a high quality data center solution to support their IT requirements."
Digital Realty Trust is the world's largest owner of data center properties, operating 96 properties spanning 16.9 million square feet in 28 markets throughout Europe, North America and Singapore.