Digital Realty Partners With Data Foundry for Network and Managed Services
Creates a Model for Expansion to Other Markets
AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 10/23/13 -- Data Foundry, a leading
provider of global data center colocation, disaster recovery and
managed services, today announced that it has been selected as a
preferred network partner for Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR)
in Austin. This strategic partnership allows Digital Realty to
provide its customers with carrier-neutral choices for their
outsourced IT and telecommunications needs. The partnership begins in
Austin, Texas and creates a model for expansion to other markets.
"We selected Data Foundry for its recognized expertise in networking
and managed services," said John Sarkis, Vice President of Carrier
and Connectivity Operations at Digital Realty. "Our customers will
benefit from having carrier-neutral choices in telecommunications
providers along with access to a suite of managed services."
Under the agreement, Digital Realty customers at its Metro Center
campus in Austin, Texas now have access to Data Foundry's global
network capabilities and more than 17 telecommunications carriers,
plus Data Foundry's full suite of managed services, including cloud,
storage, monitoring and managed security.
"As a global network operator, we look forward to providing Digital
Realty's customers with our network and managed services that are
backed by our responsible and accountable team of engineers and
technicians 24x7x365," said Ed Henigin, Chief Technology Officer for
Data Foundry. "As a large IT infrastructure provider, we're also
excited about extending this model to other markets."
Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Data Foundry is a global colocation
and managed services provider that has been in operation since 1994.
Data Foundry owns and operates three data centers in Texas and offers
global colocation services in additional locations in the United
States, Europe and Asia. Data Foundry also recently announced that it
will be building a 250,000 square foot, 50 megawatt data center on
its new 18 acre campus in the Greenspoint area of Houston.
About Data Foundry
Founded in 1994, Data Foundry, as its predecessor
Texas.net, was the first Internet Service Provider in San Antonio
one of the first 50 Internet Service Providers in the United States.
Data Foundry is the premier experience-based data center outsourcing,
colocation, disaster recovery, and managed services provider. The
company provides its customers with secure premium facilities for
servers and equipment, emergency workspace and carrier-neutral
network accessibility, supported by experienced onsite technicians
and customer support 24x7x365. With a global presence, the company
supports more than 1,000 enterprise customers across a variety of
industries including energy, healthcare and financial services. For
more information, please visit datafoundry.com or call
About Digital Realty
Digital Realty Trust, Inc. focuses on
delivering customer driven data center solutions by providing secure,
reliable and cost effective facilities that meet each customer's
unique data center needs. Digital Realty's customers include domestic
and international companies across multiple industry verticals
ranging from information technology and Internet enterprises, to
manufacturing and financial services. Digital Realty's 127
properties, including three properties held as investments in
unconsolidated joint ventures, comprise approximately 23.7 million
square feet as of June 30, 2013, including 2.8 million square feet of
space held for development. Digital Realty's portfolio is located in
32 markets throughout Europe, North America, Asia and Australia.
Additional information about Digital Realty is included in the
Company Overview, which is available on the Investors page of Digital
Realty's website at http://www.digitalrealty.com.
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