Digital Realty to house KPN in Dutch data centre

26 July 2013

Digital Realty has won a contract to house KPN, a Dutch telco and provider of information communication technology (ICT), in its 7,000 square foot data centre in Groningen, the Netherlands.

As part of the agreement KPN has signed a long-term, triple net lease with Digital Realty to move into the data centre. The 7,000 square foot building and overall site is being refurbished and has the potential capacity to house 3.5 megawatts (MW) of critical load in the facility.

Commenting on the link-up, Michael F. Foust, Chief Executive Officer of Digital Realty, said: “We are delighted to support KPN in this mission critical project and we look forward to supporting their future data centre needs. The Netherlands is a strategically important market for our European customers as they seek to implement robust data centre solutions in order to facilitate business growth. Furthermore, the deal demonstrates our ability to collaborate to provide the robust backbone that organisations today rely on to deliver IT services. We are delighted to welcome KPN to our portfolio.”

The deal follows an announcement earlier this week that Digital Realty purchased land for a 15,000m2 data centre in the Amsterdam suburbs.

• To see the latest bobsguide blog, about a tour around another new data centre just opening up from Volta in the City of London, UK, please visit our blog section. To see why DCs are so vital to trading firms please read the bobsguide TradeTech Europe 2013 show report.

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