Digital Realty has opened a $22 million colocation facility in Atlanta comprising approximately 18,000 square feet of raised floor space.
The location, at 250 Williams, is connected via high-speed fiber to the company’s existing facility at 56 Marietta. Digital Realty’s Atlanta connected campus offers an internal network of over 11,000 cross connects between more than 300 customers, including 150 cloud, IT infrastructure and network providers.
“The rapid growth of hybrid and multi-cloud strategies among innovative enterprises is accelerating the need for colocation facilities in many major metro areas,” said industry analyst Liz Cruz, associate director at IHS Markit. “Atlanta is one of the country’s fastest-expanding tech markets. The additional data center capacity provided by this expansion will help fuel the region’s technology growth and enable the city’s and its businesses’ ongoing financial success.”
The Atlanta metro area is home to more than 13,000 technology companies, including leaders in financial services, transportation, healthcare, IT, telecommunications and Internet security, as well as more than 30 colleges and universities.
“This expansion builds upon our leadership in the Southeast region, giving our customers new ways to connect, extend their reach and find new business opportunities,” said Chris Sharp, Digital Realty’s CTO. “Our track record, network choice, solution flexibility, interconnection capabilities and ecosystem deliver exceptional quality and value, and provide assurance for business continuity. We are extremely pleased to build upon our existing footprint in Atlanta, and to continue growing our relationships and community in this developing technology center.”
Digital Realty owns and operates more than 140 properties encompassing over 22 million square feet across 33 global metropolitan areas. The company’s Service Exchange interconnection platform, launched in November 2016, also facilitates direct, private and secure connections (virtual cross connects) to multiple cloud service providers – including Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure – as well as telecommunications providers and other Digital Realty customers worldwide. Customers can actively manage their virtual cross connects through MarketplacePORTAL, Digital Realty’s online customer platform, and scale the bandwidth of their connections up or down as needed.