Digital Realty Trust, the wholesale datacenter provider, has launched a new offering called POD Architecture Services(SM) to provide design and construction services to companies that own or want to own their own datacenter facility, and would like to leverage Digital Realty Trust’s datacenter expertise and resources.

This new product offering will enable customers to license Digital Realty Trust’s datacenter design packages, benefit from the Company’s procurement supply chain, and utilize the Digital Realty Trust team’s proven Gating Process(SM) for enterprise control throughout the construction process.

Michael Manos, DRT’s Senior Vice President of Technical Services claims that these services fill a gap in the market between a pure do-it-yourself approach and leasing wholesale space from an outsourced provider. “Many companies want to own their own datacenter, but they do not have the internal skill set and experience to successfully tackle a construction project with the scope and complexity of a major datacenter facility”, he said.

By using our POD Architecture Services(SM), customers can utilize everything from the company’s blueprints to its relationships with vendors – as well as the expertise that the manager brings to the process.

Digital Realty Trust’s fee-based POD Architecture Services(SM) also enable companies to license Digital Realty Trust’s Turn-Key Datacenter(SM) design package, including its proprietary Design Engineering Guidelines, schematics, one-lines, BOMs, project/site basis and airflow modelling.

“As customers increasingly adopt modular approaches to datacenters that speed time to market and lower upfront costs, blueprints such as those from Digital Realty will be in demand in both hosted facilities as well as customers’ own facilities”, said Michelle Bailey, Research Vice President, Enterprise Platforms at IDC

Digital Realty Trust owns, acquires, redevelops, develops and manages technology-related real estate. The company is focused on providing Turn-Key Datacenter(SM) and Powered Base Building(SM) datacenter solutions for domestic and international tenants across a variety of industry verticals ranging from information technology and internet enterprises, to manufacturing and financial services.

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