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Digital Realty Expands European Data Centre Footprint

July 14, 2016  |  Written by Digital Realty

Eight steps closer to an interconnected world

I am pleased to inform you that Digital Realty has completed the acquisition of eight best-in-class, carrier-neutral data centres in Europe, bringing our global portfolio to 148 properties on four continents. The closing of this transaction was approved by the European Commission and is effective as of July 5, 2016. Completion of this acquisition broadens our unparalleled footprint and strengthens our ability to deliver a comprehensive range of data centre solutions on a global scale.

The eight newly acquired properties, divested as part of Equinix’s acquisition of Telecity, are as follows:

    • Amsterdam: Science Park and Amstel Business Park
    • Frankfurt: Lyoner Strasse
    • London: Bonnington House, Sovereign House, Meridian Gate, Oliver’s Yard, and West Drayton

Count on continued operational excellence

From an operations perspective, the site teams will remain on board with each property and, as such, you can expect business as usual in terms of how you interact with our data centre personnel. We will stay focused on delivering the exceptional quality of service that customers have come to expect from Digital Realty—our customer service phone numbers have not changed—including around access control processes, first-line support booking and the ordering of cross-connects.

As a reminder, you can always find the details of these amenities and more are in our customer service manuals. As part of the Digital Realty family, customers joining us through this acquisition will benefit from doing business with the world’s largest data centre wholesaler. Organisations of every size, from startups to Fortune 100 enterprises, can now achieve faster, more reliable, and more seamless connexions to their customers, partners, and service providers through the combination of increased scale and our portfolio of connectivity services.

In addition, our commitment to operational excellence, sustainability and compliance continue to differentiate us a data centre provider that enterprises can count on as a valued partner. While our open ecosystem of networks and solutions providers opens the way for sustained business growth in an increasingly competitive digital world.

Unparalleled Global Footprint

Our global strategy remains one of our key competitive advantages. Therefore, this acquisition marks another significant step forward in our strategy to deliver an unparalleled range of data centre solutions, real estate acumen, and financial strength, creating unrivalled choice and value, when and where our customers need it.

Expansion of our footprint into these markets not only extends our global reach but strengthens our presence in important European metro connectivity hubs. It’s my privilege to welcome the customers and staff of these eight facilities to the Digital Realty portfolio.

It’s an exciting time for us in the data centre industry and for our customers as well. As we continue to grow and discover new opportunities together, I look forward to a successful partnership and to delivering our vision of serving as the foundation for the digital world.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me directly. You can find the press release announcing the completion of this acquisition here.

Bill Stein, CEO

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