Digital Realty Trust Inc.
), a niche real estate investment trust (REIT), has recently
unveiled two new facilities at Digital Chessington data center in
South West London, bringing on board 2,880 KW Turn-Key Flex data
center space available for lease. The company further has three
additional facilities under various stages of development at the
site, which when complete would bring the cumulative capacity of
the facility to 7,200 KW.
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Digital Chessington is a Tier 3 certified data center facility in
the offing in the London area. The internationally recognized tier
certifications are provided by the Uptime Institute, a New York
City-based data center professional service organization. Tier 3
certification signifies that Digital Realty's data centers could
run 24/7, with a design to avoid downtime in the event of
maintenance or hardware replacement.
The facility offers strong communications links to the city centre
via a range of diverse carrier options, and benefits from
high-capacity robust power supplies from a dedicated 18MVA
electricity on-site sub-station. In addition, Digital Chessington
enables effective power utilization efficiency (PUE), while
supporting a flexible approach to customers' data centre
operations. The site currently contains three floors of office
space, with each data hall benefiting from ample staging workspace
for technical operations besides access to lift and power and
cooling facilities throughout.
The data center facilities of Digital Realty feature a
state-of-the-art power and cooling architecture that has been
optimized for green operations. The facilities typically use
metered power to ensure that clients pay only for the power
consumed. In addition, each data center facility is equipped with
Digital Realty's PowerVU software, which enables centralized
monitoring and management of data center power consumption, energy
efficiency and load analysis to increase client profitability.
Digital Realty operates data centers and digital storage facilities
which are primarily used by telecommunication companies to maintain
their Internet presence or augment data networks. Data centers
usually incur high costs for building and maintenance, and as such
the supply is relatively inelastic.
Digital Realty primarily focuses on investment in institutional
quality data center facilities in high barriers-to-entry markets
with significant potential to generate attractive risk-adjusted
return on investments (ROI).
The company provides flexible and cost effective data center
facilities to a wide range of customers, including domestic and
international companies across multiple industry verticals. Its
portfolio includes 109 properties throughout Europe, North America,
Asia, and Australia spanning approximately 21.1 million square feet
(including 2.2 million square feet of redevelopment space).
We presently have a Neutral recommendation for Digital Realty,
which currently has a Zacks #3 Rank that translates into a
short-term Hold rating. We also have a Neutral recommendation and a
Zacks #3 Rank for
Brandywine Realty Trust
), one of the competitors of Digital Realty.