Digital Realty, a leading global provider of data center, colocation and interconnection solutions, purchased a 3.5-acre land parcel located in Ferriers-en-Brie, east of Paris. The land was acquired for approximately $6.9 million. According to the company, Digital Realty will immediately commence construction on the new campus. The new facility will be a 12-megawatt data center.
“Given local supply constraints and rapidly growing enterprise colocation and hyperscale customer demand, Paris is an attractive connectivity hub poised for significant growth, and we are delighted to re-establish a strong foothold in this key global metro. We remain committed to further strengthening connections and connectivity for our customers and extending our global platform to deliver comprehensive solutions around the world,” said Digital Realty Chief Executive Officer A. William Stein.
The purchase marks the first step of Digital Realty’s continued investment in the growing, top-tier European data center metro. “Paris is a leading technology and interconnection hub for the European region, and a key market for our global footprint. This transaction sets a solid foundation for the next phase of our growth in Europe, advancing our mission of providing customers with the trusted foundation for today's digital economy,” said Digital Realty Chief Financial Officer Andrew P. Power.
Digital Realty has a global footprint of more than 200 data centers across 14 countries throughout North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Australia. Recently, Digital Realty announced the official opening of KIX11, the second facility on its Osaka connected campus in Japan. Also, in May, the global data center provider opened its second data center on its Profile Park campus in Dublin, Ireland.
Digital Realty operates a network of industry-leading data centers across Europe, located in Amsterdam, Dublin, London, Geneva, Frankfurt, and Manchester. They have a portfolio of customers ranging from cloud and information technology services, communications and social networking to financial services, manufacturing, energy, healthcare, and consumer products.