03 October 2012

Digital Realty Opens New Data Centre in London, UK

- New Digital Chessington data centre in South West London 


London - 03 October 2012 (PRNewswire) - Digital Realty Trust, Inc., a leading global provider of data centre solutions, has announced the opening of the first two facilities at its new Digital Chessington data centre in South West London. Two 1,440 KW Turn-Key Flex(SM) data halls are now available to lease, with three additional facilities currently in development that will bring the total capacity at the site to 7,200 KW. 

Digital Chessington offers modern, purpose-built tier three data centre space in the London area, with strong communications links to the city centre via a range of diverse carrier options. The development benefits from high-capacity, robust power supplies from a dedicated 18MVA electricity sub-station based on-site. 

The Digital Chessington facility reflects the latest advancements in efficient data centre design, enabling very effective power utilisation efficiency (PUE), while supporting a flexible approach to customers' data centre operations. The facilities' built-in air conditioning infrastructure can natively support both enclosed hot- or cold-aisle cooling that uses outside-air free-cooling for greater power efficiency, as well as an open architecture-based cooling approach. 

As a brand-new development, Digital Chessington has been designed to fulfill the practical requirements of enterprise data centre users. The site currently contains three floors of office space, and each data hall benefits from ample staging workspace for technical operations, with lift access and power and cooling facilities throughout. 

"Our new Digital Chessington facility is the result of years of experience in data centre design and construction gained across our global operations," said Adam Levine, Vice President, Sales at Digital Realty. "Digital Chessington is ideal for organisations looking for high-quality, dedicated data centre space with excellent fiber connectivity to central London. 

"The development takes full advantage of the benefits offered by its location in the Chessington area, ensuring a robust and reliable power supply to spacious, well-provisioned facilities." He added, "Our customers place great faith in our unparalleled record of operating our data centres at 99.999% of uptime or above. As testament to this fact, 33% of the first data hall has been pre-leased and we are registering very strong interest in the remaining space." 

Digital Realty's Turn-Key Flex data centre solution is a modular approach to delivering secure, enterprise quality data centre space to meet customers' just-in-time requirements. Designed to provide maximum flexibility, resilience and efficiency, each Turn-Key Flex facility comes fully commissioned with its own dedicated electrical and mechanical infrastructure. Utilising Digital Realty's proprietary POD Architecture® and extensive supply chain, Digital Realty's next generation Turn-Key Flex data centre solution is designed for the future and ready today. 

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 data centre needs. Digital Realty's 109 properties, excluding three properties held as investments in unconsolidated joint ventures, comprise approximately 21.1 million square feet as of September 17, 2012, including 2.2 million square feet of space held for redevelopment. Digital Realty's portfolio is located in 32 markets throughout Europe,North America, Asia and Australia. 

Source: Digital Realty Trust