Digital Realty Acquires 82,000 SF in Silicon Valley

The buildings are located on a single 4.2-acre parcel across the street from another Digital Realty campus.

May 25, 2010
By Allison Landa, News Editor

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Digital Realty Trust said on Tuesday that it has purchased two shell buildings in Santa Clara, Calif. Combined, the two buildings total 82,000 square feet and offer six turnkey datacenters with 48,000 square feet of raised floor datacenter space.

The buildings are located on a single 4.2-acre parcel across the street from another Digital Realty campus. Senior vice president of acquisitions Scott Peterson said that this proximity allows the company to attain meaningful economies of scale as they expand their Silicon Valley presence.

The six datacenters will be built out in two phases. Phase one is already underway and includes powered base building upgrades to the core as well as the construction of four datacenters. The first of these datacenters is expected to come online in the first quarter of 2011. Phase two entails more powered base building upgrades along with building the remaining two datacenters.

Earlier this month Digital Realty bought a 40,300-square-foot building in Santa Clara. The company plans to build out and complete three turnkey datacenters by the end of this year.