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Digital Realty offers customised data centre

Veronica C. Silva | June 15, 2012
Customers migrating towards an outsourced solution are given more options.

With demand for data centres on the rise, solutions provider Digital Realty Trust is offering companies a modular approach to building their data centres.

Digital Realty is making this possible through its next generation of Turn-Key Flex solution, which allows enterprises to pick and select the components of their data centre from a catalogue of components.

Digital Realty said it was moved to adopt this strategy after noting that enterprises have also shifted to an outsourced model in building their data centres. The Turn-Key Flex solution tries to meet the requirements of enterprise data centres with technical and performance specifications.

Jim Smith, chief technology officer, Digital Realty, said this array of choices is important for enterprise customers who have traditionally built their own data centres and are currently migrating towards an outsourced solution with a proven data centre provider.

Track record

For Michael F. Foust, CEO of Digital Realty, the company's track record could credibly speak for the solution. He stressed that the company experts have designed, developed and currently manage over 3.6 million sq ft of enterprise-quality data centre space throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia Pacific, with over 500,000 sq ft of additional, fully improved data centre space under construction.

"During the design phase, we can offer customers a wide variety of options ranging from N+1, 2N and 2N+1 configurations for their electrical systems and efficient mechanical cooling options utilising airside or waterside economisations optimised for the project's climate zone," said Steve Kundich, vice president, design & construction, Digital Realty.

Kundich added that on a kilowatt basis, the Turn-Key Flex solution offers IT capacity ranging from 240 kW to multiples of 1125 kW in the US and from 240 kW to multiples of 1440 kW in Europe and Asia Pacific.

"Our team's experience goes into every data centre we build and has ultimately resulted in this next generation Turn-Key Flex solution.  Whether you are a regionally focused organisation or a multinational corporation, we believe that our flexible, customer-driven design approach provides an ideal solution that can meet even the most complex, sophisticated specification," Foust said.



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