Digital Realty Trust announced its entrance into the data center market in Japan with the acquisition of a 15,000 square meter site in Osaka at a purchase price of $10.5 million.
"Our customers continue to demand enterprise-quality data centres on a global scale," said Michael F. Foust, Chief Executive Officer of Digital Realty. "The acquisition of our first site in Japan enables us to expand our world-class data centre platform to meet the growing domestic and global demand for critical IT facilities in Osaka."
The new data center is located less than 20 kilometres from Osaka's central business district. Its power architecture can deliver 4.0 megawatts of IT capacity.
"Entering the Osaka market represents an important milestone in our growth strategy for the region as we continue to build a truly global data centre platform," said Kris Kumar, Senior Vice President and Regional Head, Asia Pacific, for Digital Realty. "We are pleased to now be able to offer our customers data centre solutions in Osaka, as well as the other 32 markets in which Digital Realty has a presence today."