Digital Realty has signed a new lease agreement for 3 mega watt of IT load at its Houston data center campus. The firm that the building has been leased to is described as a “technology-focused seismic solutions company serving the global energy industry.”

The new tenant will be housed in a 44,000 sq ft stand alone space, along with 28,000 sq ft of raised floor data center space. It is located at the Digital Realty’s Houston Data Center campus which is 15 miles from downtown Houston, and 5 miles from George Bush International Airport. It is along the fiber route between Houston and Dallas.

“We are very pleased to welcome this important new customer to our Houston facility,” said Andrew Schaap, Vice President of Sales at Digital Realty. ”The energy industry is a vital industry vertical for Texas and one that we at Digital Realty are focused on serving. We believe that our design, engineering and operational expertise along with our 99.999 percent record of reliability is especially suited to meet the mission critical needs of the energy industry.”

Technology plays a very important role in identifying oil and gas reserves. Computer modeling allows oil and gas companies to analyze seismic data and produce images to track the locations of oil and gas reserves. These modeling applications prevent the unnecessary drilling of locations in search of oil, as it gives the trajectories of the most promising locations.

“We are seeing strong demand for our data center solutions in the Houston market, particularly from the energy vertical,” added Michael Foust, Chief Executive Officer at Digital Realty. “We have additional capacity at the Houston site and will continue to deliver institutional quality data center space to meet this ongoing demand.”

Digital Realty confirmed that the lease uses its Turn Key Flex catalogue which provides the required design and infrastructure features to its clients during the construction process of the data center.

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