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IBM leases spaces at DRT Paris data center

Wholesale data center provider Digital Realty Trust ( announced on Tuesday it has signed a second turn-key data center lease agreement with IBM ( for space at Digital Realty Trust's suburban Paris facility.

Digital Realty Trust recently selected Lee Technologies to oversee facility operations at 10 of its US data centers, including in Phoenix, Chicago, St. Louis, Dallas and Houston.

The deal expands on IBM's previous deal, signed in October, where the company leased data center space at the Digital Realty Trust facility to support growth in demand for its services.

As one of the largest data center builders in the world, IBM manages more than 8 million square feet of raised floor space.

Although IBM builds its own data centers to meet the needs of its clients, leasing space from DRT lets the company more rapidly deploy new space in Paris.

"This new agreement with IBM in France consolidates our relationship and we are proud to be collaborating with them once again on an important datacentre project," says Bernard Geoghegan, senior vice president of international operations of Digital Realty Trust. "Our turn-key data center space enables customers to reduce the upfront capital costs for these critical projects while accelerating their ability to deploy new systems. These are very compelling reasons for companies to select Digital Realty Trust as their data center partner."

DRT's data center facilities houses mission critical infrastructure by providing advanced cooling, power, redundancy, and sustainability features.

According to DRT, its energy efficient data centers are "scalable from hundreds of kilowatts of IT Load to megawatts of IT load" and are located throughout Europe and North America.

Each facility is physically secure and features a power and cooling architecture that has been optimized for green operation.

All DRT data centers are built using the company's proprietary POD Architecture and uses metered power to ensure that clients pay only for the power that they use.

Digital Realty Trust owns, acquires, redevelops, develops and manages technology-related real estate.

Earlier this month, raised $260 million to temporarily repay its revolving credit line it uses to acquire additional properties, and fund development and redevelopment opportunities.

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