Digital Realty Acquires US$200m Slough Data Centre

Digital Realty's rising colocation capabilities
Cloud- and carrier-neutral data centre, colocation & interconnection solutions provider Digital Realty acquires US$200m Slough data centre

Digital Realty has announced the acquisition of a highly connected colocation data centre in the Slough Trading Estate for US$200m. This acquisition marks the company’s entry into the west London submarket and provides additional support to existing colocation capabilities in the City and Docklands. 

Digital Realty is a global provider of cloud- and carrier-neutral data centre, colocation and interconnection solutions, based in Austin, Texas. 

Digital Realty's Slough acquisition enhances colocation capabilities

Digital Realty is one of the biggest global providers of cloud- and carrier-neutral data centre, colocation and interconnection solutions. 

Its global data centre platform PlatformDIGITAL® provides customers with a secure data meeting place and a proven Pervasive Datacenter Architecture solution methodology for efficiently managing data challenges. 

The newly acquired Slough data centre campus features:

  • Two individual data centres with a combined capacity of 15-megawatts 
  • Excellent connectivity 
  • Room for future expansion. 

Customers will benefit from access to ServiceFabric™, Digital Realty’s open interconnection and orchestration platform, which will offer customers unparalleled access to a global, secure and dynamic data exchange network.

"This expansion into Slough is a significant step for Digital Realty, reinforcing our commitment to supporting digital transformation in the UK and across Europe,” said Séamus Dunne, Managing Director, Digital Realty in the UK and Ireland. “As the UK solidifies its position as Europe’s premier technology hub, this acquisition enhances our ability to support customers as they grow and scale, further establishing our presence in this vital market."

Furthermore, this acquisition advances Digital Realty's sustainability goals. The Slough data centre campus will be powered wholly by renewable energy, keeping in line with Digital Realty's practice of matching 100% of the energy used in its European portfolio with renewable sources. The company goal is to achieve carbon neutrality for its European portfolio, by 2030.

Digital Realty expands data centre reach in Mediterranean

This news follows on from Digital Realty’s celebration over its progress in the construction of Heraklion-1, a new data centre based in Crete's capital city, Heraklion.

Heraklion-1 is scheduled to begin operations in the first quarter of 2025. Yet it has already attracted interest from businesses in various industries in the region. This strong response highlights the need for reliable data centre solutions, a role which Heraklion-1 will play.

Digital Realty customers have access to a global data centre footprint of 300 facilities in 50 metros across 25 countries on six continents, but with Heraklion-1, its reach will grow. 

“Our vision to transform Greece into a digital hub by establishing a cutting-edge data centre in Europe's southeastern corner is quickly becoming a reality,” said Alexandros Bechrakis, Managing Director at Digital Realty in Greece. “We are delighted with the timely progress of Heraklion- 1's construction and are expecting to launch the facility in early 2025. We look forward to providing a top-tier connectivity hub that will support business growth throughout the Mediterranean and create links between Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa."

Heraklion-1 will make Digital Realty the only data centre platform on the island of Crete and the most south-eastern data centre in Europe. This will not only enhance Digital Realty’s Mediterranean presence, but also link it with Asia, the Middle East and East Africa, through a dense network of subsea cables.


 

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