Rackspace Hosting Australia selects Digital Realty for its first data centre in Sydney

Digital Realty Trust, Inc. focuses on delivering customer driven data center solutions by providing secure, reliable and cost effective facilities that meet each customer’s unique data center needs. It announced that it has signed a new 480 kW Turn-Key FlexSM lease with Rackspace Hosting Australia Pty Limited, at its site in Sydney. The lease was signed in the second quarter of 2012.

“We are very pleased to be partnering with Rackspace on the launch of its first data centre in Australia,” said Michael F. Foust, Chief Executive Officer for Digital Realty. “We have made a long term commitment to serve local and global customers looking for high quality, cost effective data centre solutions in this important, dynamic market. Along with our lease with National Australia Bank at our site in Melbourne, we believe this agreement represents our position as a provider of choice for the Australian market.”

Located in Erskine Park, Digital Realty’s first 5.76 MW data centre facility is scheduled to open in November 2012. The site is capable of supporting approximately 18,600 square meters of data centre development with over 11.5MW of IT capacity. Digital Realty also purchased a development site at Deer Park in the Western Melbourne Region where the first of two planned facilities is scheduled for completion in early 2013.

“Our ability to deliver secure, reliable and cost effective data centre solutions globally is a significant benefit to customers, such as Rackspace, which is an existing customer of ours in the USA”, said Kris Kumar, Senior Vice President & Regional Head, Asia Pacific, for Digital Realty. “When combined with our operating expertise, unmatched financial resources and global supply chain, this energy-efficient facility will bring a Tier 3 certified data centre to customers seeking institutional-quality space in Australia.”

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