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» VIEW ALL POSTS Feb 9 2010   4:23PM GMT

Digital Realty Trust gets first “POD” customer



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
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Data center real estate giant Digital Realty Trust has announced that it has completed its first customer agreement for its POD Architecture Services, with a Fortune 100 financial services company.

The company’s name wasn’t revealed, but its data center plans were. The company’s first phase of its data center plans include 30,000 square feet of raised floor space, and almost 3.4 megawatts of IT load. The project is ongoing and expected to be complete by 2010.

Digital’s POD Architecture Services is something of a middle ground between colocation and building a data center on your own. Digital lends its expertise and resources to help a company build and operate its own data center.

“The value proposition for customers is clear: by using our POD Architecture Services the customer is able to complete large datacenter projects, faster, more cost effectively and with lower risk than if they take a purely do-it-yourself approach,” Chris Crosby, senior VP of corporate development at Digital, said in a statement.

Digital first introduced the service in August.

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