Tuesday, 11 October 2011 10:18

Digital Realty signs SoftLayer to data centre lease in Singapore

By David Frost

Singapore - 11 October 2011 - Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR), a global provider of data centre solutions, signed a lease agreement with SoftLayer Technologies in the second quarter of 2011 to provide 48,000 square feet (4,459 square metres) of Turn-Key Datacentre space in Singapore.

SoftLayer Technologies will use the facility to expand and enhance its capabilities for delivering leading cloud, dedicated, and managed hosting solutions throughout the Asia Pacific region.

'Proximity to our customers is crucial to driving innovation and improving a better end-user experience,' said George Karidis, Chief Strategy Officer for SoftLayer Technologies.

'We turned to Digital Realty to assist us in our international expansion efforts because their facilities gave us a way to rapidly deploy and get our data centre operations live quickly. They also understood the importance of having this data centre operate to the highest standards, ensuring our customers get the same experience from every SoftLayer data centre globally.'

'We've worked closely with SoftLayer to help them scale and meet their growing demands for data centre space throughout the world,' said Kris Kumar, Regional Head for Asia Pacific, Digital Realty. 'This project fulfils an important milestone in SotfLayer's quest to keep up with international customer demand. Our lease agreement represents a huge boost of confidence in our capabilities to deliver not only in Singapore but in the overall Asia Pacific region.'

Digital Realty's 29A International Business Park property is a new 370,500 square foot (34,421 square metres) data centre facility located in Singapore's Jurong East area. The seven-storey data centre development project delivers up to 30 MW of 2N UPS capacity and a design that enables it to support both dedicated and shared customer environments.

The building offers over 4.5 MW of IT load on each of its six data centre floors with the entire site supported by an N+2 continuous cooling architecture. SoftLayer has its own floor at the 29A location that functions as two dedicated data centres. Other floors in the building can support multiple customers in Digital Realty's Turn-Key Datacentres for immediate customer deployment.

Each Digital Realty Turn-Key Datacentre facility is physically secure and features a state-of-the-art power and cooling architecture that has been optimised for green operation. Every Turn-Key Datacentre is built using the company's proprietary POD Architecture® and uses metered power to ensure that clients pay only for the power that they use. The facility also comes standard with Digital Realty's PowerVU software, which enables centralised monitoring and management of data centre power consumption, energy efficiency and load analysis.

About Digital Realty

Digital Realty Trust, Inc. focuses on delivering customer driven data centre solutions by providing secure, reliable and cost effective facilities that meet each customer's unique needs. Digital Realty's customers include domestic and international companies across multiple industry verticals

ranging from information technology and Internet enterprises, to manufacturing and financial services. Digital Realty's 98 properties, excluding two properties held as investments in unconsolidated joint ventures, comprise approximately 17.3 million square feet (1.6 million square meters) as of 6 October 2011, including 2.2 million square feet (204,000 square meters) of space held for redevelopment. Digital Realty's portfolio is located in 30 markets throughout Europe, North America, Singapore and Australia. Additional information about Digital Realty is included in the Company Overview, which is available on the Investors page of Digital Realty's website.

About SoftLayer Technologies

Headquartered in Dallas, SoftLayer is the innovation leader in cloud, dedicated, and managed hosting, and the largest private hosting company in the world. SoftLayer provides cloud, dedicated, and seamlessly integrated computing environments, with world-class data centers in Dallas, Houston, San Jose, Seattle, Washington D.C., and Singapore, and network Points of Presence worldwide. The company integrates and automates all elements of its platform, empowering enterprises of any size with complete control, security, scalability, and ease-of-management via a leading Customer Portal and Open API. For more information, please visit our website or call 866.398.7638.

For additional information

A.William Stein

Chief Financial Officer and Chief Investment Officer

Digital Realty Trust, Inc.

+1.415.738 6500


Pamela M Garibaldi

Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Marketing

Digital Realty Trust, Inc.

+1.415.738 6500


Kris Kumar

Regional Head Asia Pacific & VP Corporate Development

Digital Realty Trust, Inc.

+65.6505 3900






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