Digital Realty: A Leader in Data Center Solutions

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Digital Realty is a renowned real estate investment trust that specializes in owning, operating, and investing in carrier-neutral data centers worldwide. With a focus on data center, colocation, and interconnection services, the company has established itself as a leader in the industry.

A Global Presence

As of June 2023, Digital Realty boasts an impressive network of over 300 facilities across 50+ metros in more than 25 countries spanning six continents. The company operates in key regions, including the Americas, EMEA, and Asia Pacific. Its largest operating areas include Northern Virginia, Dallas, Chicago, New York State, Silicon Valley, and London.

Commitment to Sustainability

Digital Realty is committed to reducing its environmental impact. In 2020, the company joined the Science-Based Target Initiative and pledged to reduce its emissions by 68% (Scope 1 and 2) and 24% (Scope 3) by 2030. As a signatory of the Climate Neutral Data Center Pact, Digital Realty aims to make the industry climate neutral by 2030 in collaboration with the European Data Center Association and Cloud Infrastructure Services Provider in Europe.

The company is a leader in renewable energy adoption, with 126 data centers globally powered by renewable sources. Its European portfolio and U.S. colocation data centers are fully powered by renewable energy. Digital Realty has also invested in 1 GW of wind and solar projects across several U.S. states, further reducing its carbon footprint.

A Rich History

Digital Realty was formed in 2004 by GI Partners, who acquired 21 data centers at a significant discount. The company went public through an initial public offering in November 2004 and rapidly expanded its portfolio. Over the years, Digital Realty has made strategic acquisitions and achieved significant milestones, solidifying its position in the market.

Continuing Growth

Digital Realty's dedication to excellence and innovation has propelled its growth. In October 2019, the company acquired Interxion, a leading European data center provider, for $8.4 billion, further strengthening its global presence. In January 2021, Digital Realty relocated its headquarters to Austin, Texas, signaling its commitment to continued expansion and success.

Conclusion

Digital Realty stands as a trusted provider of data center solutions, with a global footprint and a focus on sustainability. Through its unwavering commitment to quality, innovation, and environmental responsibility, Digital Realty is shaping the future of the industry.


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[1] Digital Realty Trust, Inc.: Official Website

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