Digital Realty Trust Provides Infrastructure for Colocation Provider’s Market Expansion
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ —
Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:DLR, news, filings), a global wholesale datacenter provider, has signed lease agreements with FIBERTOWN (www.fibertown.com), a Houston-based colocation provider, for Turn-Key Datacenter(R) space in Digital Realty Trust’s Datacenter Park – Houston property. Through these lease agreements, FIBERTOWN will utilize the new datacenter infrastructure for its growth as a colocation, disaster recovery, and business continuity provider in Texas.
“This datacenter infrastructure will enable us to achieve our goal of becoming a leading colocation provider in the Gulf Coast and surrounding geography. The Digital Realty team worked closely with us to find the appropriate space that would support our aggressive growth plans,” said John Clanton, CEO of FIBERTOWN. “Utilizing Digital Realty Trust’s financial resources and leasing options have enabled us to put our growth plan into action.”
“We are committed to working with colocation, hosting and IT services companies of every size, including those in under-served datacenter markets, such as Houston, St. Louis, Charlotte and Philadelphia. This project with FIBERTOWN is a great example of how we can support companies that are investing in growing their businesses,” said Brent Behrman, Senior Vice President, Sales at Digital Realty Trust. “The key is flexibility. Through our leasing model, global, national as well as regional customers can eliminate the up-front costs of these capital-intensive projects and quickly take advantage of growth opportunities.”
Each Digital Realty Trust Turn-Key Datacenter facility is physically secure and features a state-of-the-art power and cooling architecture that has been optimized for green operation. Every Turn-Key Datacenter is built using the Company’s proprietary POD Architecture(R) and offers intelligent power management.
About Digital Realty Trust, Inc.
Digital Realty Trust, Inc. enables customers to deliver critical business applications by providing secure, reliable and cost effective datacenter facilities. Digital Realty Trust’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 Trust’s 96 properties, excluding two properties held as investments in unconsolidated joint ventures, comprise approximately 16.8 million square feet as of December 9, 2010, including 2.3 million square feet of space held for redevelopment. Digital Realty Trust’s portfolio is located in 28 markets throughout Europe, North America and Singapore. For additional information, please visit Digital Realty Trust’s website at http://www.digitalrealtytrust.com.
Safe Harbor Statement
This press release contains forward-looking statements which are based on current expectations, forecasts and assumptions that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially, including statements related to the lease agreements with FIBERTOWN. These risks and uncertainties include, among others, the following: the impact of the recent deterioration in global economic, credit and market conditions; current local economic conditions in our geographic markets; decreases in information technology spending, including as a result of economic slowdowns or recession; adverse economic or real estate developments in our industry or the industry sectors that we sell to (including risks relating to decreasing real estate valuations and impairment charges); our dependence upon significant tenants; bankruptcy or insolvency of a major tenant or a significant number of smaller tenants; defaults on or non-renewal of leases by tenants; our failure to obtain necessary debt and equity financing; increased interest rates and operating costs; our failure to repay debt when due or our breach of covenants or other terms contained in our loan facilities and agreements; financial market fluctuations; changes in foreign currency exchange rates; our inability to manage our growth effectively; difficulty acquiring or operating properties in foreign jurisdictions; our failure to successfully operate acquired or redeveloped properties; risks related to joint venture investments, including as a result of our lack of control of such investments; delays or unexpected costs in development or redevelopment of properties; decreased rental rates or increased vacancy rates; increased competition or available supply of data center space; our inability to successfully develop and lease new properties and space held for redevelopment; difficulties in identifying properties to acquire and completing acquisitions; our inability to acquire off-market properties; our inability to comply with the rules and regulations applicable to reporting companies; our failure to maintain our status as a REIT; possible adverse changes to tax laws; restrictions on our ability to engage in certain business activities; environmental uncertainties and risks related to natural disasters; changes in foreign laws and regulations, including those related to taxation and real estate ownership and operation; and changes in real estate and zoning laws and increases in real property tax rates. For a further list and description of such risks and uncertainties, see the reports and other filings by the Company with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009 and the Company’s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2010, June 30, 2010 and September 30, 2010. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Turn-Key Datacenter, Powered Base Building and POD Architecture are registered trademarks of Digital Realty Trust.
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