Digital Realty's Hillsboro data center continues neutral transpacific and terrestrial cable hub growth for Pacific Northwest
SAN FRANCISCO, May 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (DLR), a leading global provider of data center, colocation and interconnection solutions, announced today that it is partnering with Tata Communications, a leading provider of A New World of Communications™, to offer customers a new state-of-the-art connectivity solution in Digital Realty's data center in Hillsboro, Oregon. This facility is widely recognized as a hub for major submarine cables, and the partnership is expected to enable both organizations to meet enhanced customer demand for high-bandwidth services and enterprise-grade applications across the U.S. and Asia.
"Hillsboro is a growing hotspot for businesses, both large and small," said Genius Wong, President, Global Network, Cloud and Data Center Services at Tata Communications. "We are happy to extend our international transmission and IP network point-of-presence in Hillsboro, Oregon. This partnership will support the broadening of the customer base for both organizations. The facility will enable service providers and large enterprise customers in the U.S. and in Asia to get direct access to Tata Communications' full suite of network services."
The 52,000 square-foot Hillsboro data center is located 15 miles from downtown Portland and is unique in both its resiliency and efficiency. With a full 2N+1 UPS design, it can support client loads of 325 watts per square foot to accommodate power-intensive applications. In addition, the facility is part of Digital Realty's West Coast portfolio that consists of 32 data centers across Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles, Sacramento, Oakland, San Francisco and Silicon Valley. Many of the company's West Coast campuses are connected by Telx Metro Connect and the introduction of this new solution is expected to provide enterprises with a global connectivity bridge to a unique network of densely connected ecosystems.
"The continued support for network optionality in the Pacific Northwest is a result of persistent growth in the region," said Tony Rossabi, Managing Director of Digital Realty's Telx line of business. "This exciting new partnership allows Digital Realty and Tata Communications to provide our customers with a strengthened Internet Gateway in a world-class colocation environment."
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About Digital Realty
Digital Realty Trust, Inc. supports the data center and colocation strategies of more than 1,000 firms across its secure, network-rich portfolio of data centers located throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Digital Realty's clients include domestic and international companies of all sizes, ranging from financial services, cloud and information technology services, to manufacturing, energy, gaming, life sciences and consumer products. https://www.digitalrealty.com/
About Tata Communications
Tata Communications Limited (CIN no: L64200MH1986PLC039266), along with its subsidiaries (Tata Communications), is a leading global provider of A New World of Communications™. With a leadership position in emerging markets, Tata Communications leverages its advanced solutions capabilities and domain expertise across its global network to deliver managed solutions to multi-national enterprises and communications service providers. The Tata Communications global network includes one of the most advanced and largest submarine cable networks and a tier-1 IP network with connectivity to more than 240 countries and territories across 400 points of presence, as well as nearly one million square feet of data center and colocation space worldwide. Tata Communications' depth and breadth of reach in emerging markets includes leadership in Indian enterprise data services and leadership in global international voice communications. Tata Communications Limited is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange of India. Tata Communications and Tata are trademarks of Tata Sons Limited in certain countries. http://www.tatacommunications.com
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