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Forrester Research Report: Strategically Locate Your Next Data Center

Forrester’s new research report, Strategically Locate Your Next Data Center, highlights one of the top trends we are seeing with clients. The two key takeaway from the report are 1) customer-centric service design starts with your physical footprint, and 2) success depends on holistic orchestration.

It goes on to describe how location restraints are disappearing and recommends how to design your ecosystem to support dependable service delivery, and perhaps most importantly, it suggests aligning site selection criteria to future customer and business requirements.

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2012: What is Driving the Asia Pacific Market?

Key findings from Digital Realty’s 2012 case study of the Asia Pacific data center market based on research conducted by Campos Research & Analysis.

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Digital Realty's Cooling Solutions and Adaptability

Peter Adcock, VP of Design, Asia Pacific discusses the latest power and cooling technologies and how Digital Realty adapts them to the varying climatic conditions across the region.

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White Paper: Executive Guide - Energy Efficiency

This whitepaper will focus on understanding the factors that impact total energy use and the opportunities
for improving energy efficiency in the data center.

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White Paper: Executive Guide - Build or Buy

This whitepaper examines some of the major issues in more detail that should be part of your due diligence in making the Build vs Buy decision.

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White Paper: Executive Guide Total Cost of Ownership

This Executive Guide will examine the many more granular aspects, such as energy costs and operating efficiency, as well as other data center specific issues.

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White Paper: The modular approach to data centre design

Modular continues to be a leading topic within the data center industry. This paper discusses the evolution of the modular data center and the drivers that will continue to push this technology further as companies continue to require flexible data center solutions that support their business.

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Digital Ashburn - A Digital Realty Datacampus (Ashburn, VA)

Take a tour of Digital Ashburn - A Digital Realty Datacampus. The tour highlights Building G, our newest data center on campus. Digital Ashburn offers nearly 2 million square feet of data centers located in the second largest data center market in the U.S. The available data centers - including both dedicated and colocation space - provides the space and infrastructure to support your critical IT operations and applications.

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Modular Data Center POD 3.0 Transit the Bay Bridge

Digital Realty's Modular Data Center Design (POD Architecture) provides our clients with the flexibility and speed to market when building a data center. POD 3.0, introduced in January 2013, reduced the number of skids needed to build dedicated electrical infrastructure for a data center. These skids were some of the first to be deployed and were delivered to 2805 Lafayette Street - A Digital Realty Datacenter - in Silicon Valley.

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The Digital Realty Ecosystem - Making Connectivity an Amenity

The Digital Realty Ecosystem provides customers with a neutral, efficient and connectivity-rich environment to connect with carriers, business partners and service providers. It also provides an underlying, redundant infrastructure for carriers and service providers to deliver their entire portfolio of products and services to customers in any Digital Realty data center, without capital-intensive deployment costs.

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2012: What is Driving the Australian Market?

Key findings from Digital Realty’s 2012 Data Center Study of the Australia data center market based on research conducted by Campos Research & Analysis.

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The Latest Demands on Data Storage and Security

Digital Realty's Kris Kumar, Senior Vice President & Regional Head, Asia Pacific provides insights on the latest demands on data storage and security that global companies are facing and how data center solutions providers - such as Digital Realty - can help.

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210 N Tucker - A Digital Realty Datacenter

Tour Digital Realty's premier data center in St. Louis - 210 N Tucker. Located in downtown St. Louis, this 18 story facility features over 200,000 square feet of rentable space. 210 Tucker features a robust power architecture that is fed by two separate power grids from Ameren UE that delivers 18 MW of power to the building. 210 Tucker is a carrier neutral facility that is serviced by multiple fiber providers to offer you a broad array of connectivity options. The building is also connected to its sister facility 900 Walnut via multiple strands of dark fiber.

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National Australia Bank Partnership with Digital Realty Produces Success

National Australia Bank's data center and property team members discuss Digital Realty’s Tier III design and construction certified data centre in Melbourne, Australia as a crucial building block in helping NAB to achieve its technology transformation.

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Digital Chicago - A Digital Realty Datacampus (Chicago, IL)

Take a tour of Digital Chicago - A Digital Realty Datacampus. Located on a 23-acre parcel of land, Digital Chicago consists of three (3) existing buildings, providing 574,994 square feet. Digital Chicago is located 15 minutes from O'Hare Airport and 20 minutes from Downtown Chicago. The campus also has a close proximity to multiple fiber providers and utility substations. The first phase of the project will provide 60,000 square feet of data center raised floor, and 10MW.

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The Digital Open Internet Exchange - A critical component of the Digital Realty Ecosystem

Digital Realty's Vice President of Connectivity and Carrier Operations, John Sarkis, discusses the Digital Open Internet Exchange environment (DOIX). The environment is a game-changer for the entire IP and networking community, and for Digital Realty's customers.

A critical component of the Digital Realty Ecosystem, Digital Open Internet Exchange provides the Internet community with the necessary data center infrastructure to support its global initiatives around developing truly neutral and member-governed Internet exchanges, a model that has proven successful across Europe. The company is expected to operate as an endorsed data center partner with the governing bodies and endorsed IXPs (internet exchange providers) of Internet exchanges in each of the major exchange locations in North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region. The initial rollout for Digital Open Internet Exchange will take place in the New York metro area and Northern Virginia, followed by deployment in several other U.S. markets.

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60 & 80 Merritt Boulevard - A Digital Realty Datacenter (Boston, MA)

Take a tour of 80 Merritt Blvd - A Digital Realty Datacenter. Located approximately 60 minutes from Manhattan in Fairfield County, the Trumbull data center is situated on 8.4 acres of land, with 117,000 sq. ft. occupying the main data center building and 53,000 square feet of dedicated Business Continuity Program space. With convenient access to major roadways (Rt. 95, Rt. 84, CT Rt. 15, & CT Rt. 8) and several railway stations (Bridgeport, New Haven, & Stamford), the 60 & 80 Merritt is ideally located to provide regional data center solutions to metro New York and Connecticut markets.

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Digital Profile Park Ireland Data Center

Visit Digital Profile Park, part of Digital Realty's ecosystem connecting with London, Amsterdam and Frankfurt with additional Global Reach. Profile Park is Ireland's first Uptime Institute Tier III Certified Data Center.

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Digital Houston - A Digital Realty Datacampus (Houston, TX)

Tour Digital Houston a premier Houston colocation data center campus located on the primary fiber route between Houston and Dallas. The available data centers -- including both dedicated and colocation space -- provides the space and infrastructure to support your critical IT operations and applications.

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White Paper: Demystifying Data Centre Costs In Australia

Few would dispute the notion that the world has witnessed an information technology (IT) revolution in recent years, which has resulted in greater demands on technology and an ever-increasing amount of data being produced, stored and transferred each and every day. Despite this surge in data, however, companies all over Australia continue to accommodate their own data centres on-site, running the risk of over-expenditure and burdensome inefficiencies. In this white paper, Digital Realty’s Peter Wolsey articulates the many benefits of outsourcing data centre requirements.

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Digital Realty Global Cloud Marketplace (GCM)

Digital Realty is proud to announce the Global Cloud Marketplace (GCM). This marketplace will offer business of all sizes easy access from Digital Realty's global portfolio of networked data centers to a cloud brokerage, enabling instant provisioning of on-demand, burstable cloud services from cloud service providers, such as cloud servers, cloud storage, and cloud software.

For more information on how your business can Build Here with Digital Realty, visit http://dlr.cm/DLRbh.

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White Paper: The Advantages of Cooling Data Centres Using 'Free Air'

THE ADVANTAGES OF COOLING DATA CENTERS USING ‘FREE AIR’
By partnering with data centre providers that use outside air to cool data centres, companies can drive down total cost of occupancy, save on water usage, simplify operations, improve power usage effectiveness and realize significant energy savings. In fact, PUEs of less than 1.3 are achievable. Outside air is a viable option when considering cooling choices for data centre deployments.

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Case Study: IT Hardware and Services – LEED Platinum

Energy efficiency and data center sustainability meet as Digital Realty and a leading chip maker develop a plan for a new data center.

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Case Study: Financial Services and Banking – Consolidation

No one builds data centers faster than Digital Realty. Learn about how this capability helped a Wall Street survivor.

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Case Study: Financial Services and Banking – Milliseconds

Connectivity is often an overlooked consideration when looking for a new data center. See how selecting the right site made a competitive difference for a leading trading company.

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The Digital Realty Difference

Put the power of the world’s largest data center company to work for you.

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Case Study: Across The Pond – Insurance Provider

Finding the right provider for your business can prove tricky when primary decision makers are “across the pond”.

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Colocation Services

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The Digital Realty Difference

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Case Study: The Right Balance – Colocation and Hosting

In order to keep up with the demands of their customers, and the marketplace, the customer was seeking a new facility with a substantially higher power density than their typical facilities.

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Case Study: Room To Grow – Health Care

Located in the Northeast United States, the customer is a leading hospital operator who was seeking a new primary data center to house their financial applications, patient data and escalating storage requirements.

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Modular Data Center Benefits - Digital Realty Modular Data Centers

Virtual tour showing modular data center electrical room built by Digital Realty, experts in data center design and solutions.

Modular data center benefits include: Fully integrated data center solutions, complete design flexibility, fabricated and assembled in clean, virtually dust-free environment, traditional data center space, superior quality, reduce execution risk, 25% reduction in peak manpower, and reduce time to market.

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White Paper: DCIM Solution Creates Connectivity-Rich Environment

Armed with a comprehensive view of their data centers, operators can help their firms effectively “grow” business. This paper explores the challenges inherent in establishing a successful data center infrastructure management (DCIM) platform and introduces EnVision, Digital Realty’s recently launched DCIM solution.

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2013: WHAT IS DRIVING THE NORTH AMERICA DATA CENTER MARKET?

Key findings from Digital Realty’s 2013 Data Center Study of the North America data center market based on research conducted by Campos Research & Analysis.

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Case Study: ARM Holdings

A leading semiconductor IP supplier required a fully customized data center solution that aligned with its corporate responsibility vision of a sustainable and connected future.

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Digital Chessington - A Digital Realty Datacentre (UK)

Formal Opening of Digital Chessington facility in Greater London, UK 21March 2013. In attendance, Michael Foust – CEO, Digital Realty, Lord Ian Blair QPM (ex-commissioner of the Metropolitan Police), Omer Wilson – Marketing Director Europe, Digital Realty

Digital Chessington
131,771 square foot facility (total)
7.2MW datacentre with five 10,000 square foot data halls

Read more about the facility: http://www.digitalrealty.com/property-details/?propertyId=a028000000D80G4AAJ

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Case Study: GOGRID

A fast-growing technology company headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area needed a scalable data center with a robust infrastructure and experienced operations team to support the cloud-based services it provides to its customers.

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Webinar Replay: What's driving data center demand in North America?

Digital Realty hosted a webinar on April 30th to discuss the findings of our Campos research on the North America data center as well as key demand driver and data center trends noted in recent Forrester research. Matt Miszewski, Digital Realty’s Senior Vice President of Sales hosted the session alongside Rachel Dines of Forrester.

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Webinar Replay: Data Center Survey Insights

Watch the recording of a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Digital Realty.

Explore the following key questions:
-How are data center facilities sourced?
-How are future capacity expansions planned for and sourced?
-What are the key factors and motivations that influence these decisions?

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2013: WHAT IS DRIVING THE EUROPEAN DATA CENTER MARKET?

Key findings from Digital Realty’s 2013 Data Center Study of the European data center market based on research conducted by Campos Research & Analysis.

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White Paper: Choosing the right Data Centre

The need for data centre space is booming. Due to the convergence of a diversity of factors including: synchronous applications growth, rising regulatory requirements, and enhanced storage demands, a high percentage of existing data centres can expand no further.

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White Paper: Importance of the Commissioning Process

The failure of a data centre system or component can be devastating to the operations of your organisation's mission critical applications. You shouldn't entrust your company's most important applications to operate in a data centre that hasn't undergone the most extensive level of performance testing possible.

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White Paper: The Industrialisation of the Data Centre

The new paradigm of the Industrialisation of the Data centre carries with it unique requirements for potential partners including size, experience, and technical knowledge that fall within the range of only a select few firms.

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2013: WHAT IS DRIVING THE JAPAN DATA CENTER MARKET?

Key findings from Digital Realty’s 2013 Data Center Study of the Japan data center market based on research conducted by Campos Research & Analysis.

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2013: WHAT IS DRIVING THE HONG KONG DATA CENTER MARKET?

Key findings from Digital Realty’s 2013 Data Center Study of the Hong Kong data center market based on research conducted by Campos Research & Analysis.

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2013: WHAT IS DRIVING THE SINGAPORE DATA CENTER MARKET?

Key findings from Digital Realty’s 2013 Data Center Study of the Singapore data center market based on research conducted by Campos Research & Analysis.

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Case Study: A US based Healthcare Company

A rapidly expanding health care firm assesses the state of their existing data centre. Realising that the facility wasn’t capable of supporting their existing operations much less their future project requirements they turn to Digital Realty.

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Digital Deer Park Phase 2 Opening

In November 2013 we opened Phase 2 of Digital Deer Park, a Digital Realty Datacampus in Melbourne, Australia. It was a terrific event that showcased some of the latest improvements to the facility and demonstrates our commitment to the Asia-Pacific Market.

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2013: WHAT IS DRIVING THE AUSTRALIA DATA CENTER MARKET?

Key findings from Digital Realty’s 2013 Data Center Study of the Australia data center market based on research conducted by Campos Research & Analysis.

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Case Study: Colocation and Hosting Solution

A large hosting provider located on the east coast of the United States had experience in building their own data centres. In order to keep up with the demands of their customers, and the marketplace, the customer was seeking a new facility with a substantially higher power density than their typical facilities.

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Case Study: An International Insurance Company

An international insurance company consolidates two of their European Data Centres with the primary decision makers for the project located in the United States.

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Consider Colocation

As A Key To Your Holistic Data Center Strategy
by Sophia I. Vargas, July 25, 2014 | Updated: August 4, 2014

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2012: What is Driving the European Market?

Key findings from Digital Realty’s 2012 Data Center Study of the Europe data center market based on research conducted by Campos Research & Analysis.

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2012: What is Driving the Hong Kong Market?

Key findings from Digital Realty’s 2012 Data Center Study of the Hong Kong data center market based on research conducted by Campos Research & Analysis.

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2012: What is Driving the Singapore Market?

Key findings from Digital Realty’s 2012 Data Center Study of the Singapore data center market based on research conducted by Campos Research & Analysis.

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2012: What is Driving the North American Market?

Key findings from Digital Realty’s 2012 Data Center Study of the North America data center market based on research conducted by Campos Research & Analysis.

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White Paper: Compliance and Clients

Enterprise data center clients operate in some of the most complex and regulated environments in the world. These clients need assurance that their partners are up to the challenge of meeting their needs and operating effectively within a dynamic ecosystem. For the client-focused data center solutions provider, this presents a perfect opportunity to differentiate its services from those of other solution providers who simply provide five 9’s. In this white paper, Digital Realty’s Gary Smith discusses how important it is for data center providers to develop comprehensive compliance programs: “We view compliance as a foundational concept and an opportunity to partner with our clients.”

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Build Or Colocate?

The ROI Of Your Next Data Center
by Rachel A. Dines and Sophia I. Vargas, August 20, 2013

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Case Study: Financial Services

A Millisecond Makes A Big Difference

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How To Strategically Source Your Next Data Center

Data Center Purchasing Drivers, Priorities, And Barriers For Financial Services Organizations

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How To Strategically Source Your Next Data Center

Data Center Purchasing Drivers, Priorities, And Barriers For Health Care And Life Sciences Organizations

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How To Strategically Source Your Next Data Center

Data Center Purchasing Drivers, Priorities, And Barriers For Retail Organizations

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How To Strategically Source Your Next Data Center

Data Center Purchasing Drivers, Priorities, And Barriers For IT And Cloud Providers

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Data Center Demand Survey Results

Study commissioned by Digital Realty and conducted by Forrester Research, Inc.

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Case Study: SingleHop

Cloud IaaS and managed hosting company contracts scalable data center solution to support its growth strategy.

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White Paper: Data centre outsourcing, is it just a space race?

A guide to analysing how well a data centre soluition provider aligns with your business needs.

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210 N Tucker - A Digital Realty Datacenter (St. Louis, MO)

An overview of Digital Realty's data center in St. Louis - 210 N Tucker. This overview includes footage from the data center's re-opening event (September 2012) as well as details on the company's operations in St. Louis and globally.

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Case Study: NetApp

A global data storage provider whose business is booming needed a best-in-class data center to serve as the backbone of its technical operations going forward—and it needed it delivered within a year.

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White Paper: The Impact of the MAS Technology Risk Management Guidelines on Data Centres

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) recently revised its Technology Risk Management Notice and Guidelines, which promote sound technology risk management and security practices in the financial services industry. Digital Realty has since published a white paper addressing the impact of the revised guidelines on data centre outsourcing for the financial services industry.

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Digital Dallas - A Digital Realty Datacampus (Dallas, TX)

Take a tour of Digital Dallas - A Digital Realty Datacampus. The tour includes a stop at 850 E. Collins, our newest data center on campus. 850 E. Collins is a 121,370 square foot free-standing building. Digital Dallas is located in the epicenter of North Dallas' high technology corridor, with electrical service to the park distributed via a dedicated, privately owned, substation capable of delivering up to 100 MW of power.

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Case Study: Atlantic Health System | Health care provider requires scalable, flexible data center solution

Today’s headlines are replete with accounts of major corporations that have found themselves under attack for their enterprise data.

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Case Study: National Australia Bank

Digital Realty’s Tier III design and construction certified data centre in Melbourne, Australia is a crucial building block in helping NAB to achieve its technology transformation.

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White Paper: The Next Generation of Data Centre Connectivity

This paper discusses how Digital Realty is uniquely positioned to help enterprise customers overcome the challenges related to fibre optics and network connectivity as the cloud becomes more widely adopted as a key strategic business tool.

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White Paper: The Secure Data Center: An Integrative Approach to Achieving Holistic Security

Today’s headlines are replete with accounts of major corporations that have found themselves under attack for their enterprise data.

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Digital Realty's Hong Kong Data Centre Virtual Tour

Digital Realty's Hong Kong Data Centre is the country's First Tier III Certified Data Centre.

Located at 33 Chun Choi Street -- Tseung Kwan O Industrial Estate, the 18,000 m2 development offers excellent diversity from a power, cooling, security and connectivity perspective. Digital Realty has deployed its latest global Turn Key Flex (TKF) design topology optimized for Hong Kong's climate conditions with particular focus on flexibility, reliability and efficiency.

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Webinar Replay: Data Center Knowledge Total Cost of Ownership Webinar – Sponsored by Digital Realty

Like any Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) analysis, there are the obvious directly identifiable line items, such as initial capital investment and depreciation; however, the TCO of a data center has many more complex elements. This Data Center Knowledge Executive Webinar will examine the many aspects of data center TCO.

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Enda Kenny TD, leader of the Irish Government on Digital Profile Park

Enda Kenny TD, leader of the Irish Government, explains that Digital Realty’s commitment to investing in Ireland with their latest data centre ‘Digital Profile Park’, is an important signal to the world that Ireland remains a key location for investment and growth and outlines the Government has a clear plan to make Ireland even more attractive for enterprise.

For more information visit: http://demand.digitalrealty.com/digitalprofilepark

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Build Here. Digital Realty.

The data center is more than a room. It’s a blank canvas for you to build your biggest dreams and make your ambitions a reality. So the only question is: what will you build? Build Here. Digital Realty.

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Net2EZ Selects Digital Realty Turnkey Data Center Solution

Pervez Delawalla, CEO of Net2EZ discusses why they selected Digital Realty Turnkey data center solutions for their Los Angeles data center: Knowledge and expertise on data centers, flexibility, long term/2-way partner relationship, leaders in industry, 24x7 on-site support, redundancy critical power and cooling needs that Digital Realty offers and more.

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Softlayer Testimonial for Digital Realty Managed Data Centers

Sam Fleitman, COO of Softlayer, explains why they chose Digital Realty for their managed data center services: proven data center reliability, data center space, sound operating procedures, power, pricing, and transit to mention a few. Listen to Sam Fleitman's interview.

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Digital Realty Testimonial from Fibertown CEO John Clanton

John Clanton, CEO of Fibertown, explains why they chose Digital Realty for their data center solutions: experience, technical and business support, expertise in data center design, financial stability, and build time to completion. Hear John's testimonial.

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105 Cabot Street - A Digital Realty Datacenter (Boston, MA)

Virtual tour of Digital Realty's data center in Boston, MA.105 Cabot Street is the second mission critical building of the Needham Datacenter Campus. 3-story, purpose-built data center encompasses 135,000 gross square feet containing approximately 40,000 square feet of raised floor. With 10 MW of redundant utility power, this highly energy efficient building is designed to be concurrently maintainable for all key infrastructure components. The first two separately demised data centers, each with 1,125 kW of IT load, will be fully commissioned and delivered 2Q 2013.

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Webinar Replay: Creating A Business And IT Partnership That Can Weather The Storms of Change

With the accelerated growth of data and virtualization, businesses are now more dependent on IT than ever before. In this webinar, Keith Dines, Vice President Development Custom Solutions of Digital Realty; Bob Lofton, Sr. Director - IT Strategic Infrastructure Services of NetApp; Ralph Renne, Director of Site Operations of NetApp; and Rachel Dines, Senior Analyst of Forrester Research, will discuss how IT can stay ahead of business changes by being involved, from the beginning, with new initiatives that will have an impact on IT.

Webinar attendees will learn how businesses can be flexible with their data center decisions by building in a modular fashion in order to rapidly change and expand when the business is ready. NetApp will provide examples of how they worked directly with Digital Realty to solve the challenges associated with their own rapid business change and why the data center in Hillsboro that Digital Realty built for them is a key component of NetApp’s overall data center strategy.

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Webinar Replay: The State of Cloud and the Data Center

Listen to a 45-minute webinar replay featuring special guest Dave Bartoletti, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research, Inc.

The webinar explores topics such as:
How should IT managers be thinking about private, public, and hybrid clouds?
What are the key considerations and decision points regarding which workloads are best suited to the cloud?

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