Digital Realty Making Strides In Toronto & Marseilles
Digital Realty Expands Global PlatformDIGITAL® with New Data Centers in Downtown Toronto, Canada and Marseille, France
By PR Newswire
May 27, 2021
• PlatformDIGITAL® provides trusted foundation for resilient digital business as industries accelerate digital transformations globally
• New highly-connected downtown data center is company’s third in the emerging tech hub of Toronto
• MRS4 will provide 13.6 MW of capacity and direct access to 14 submarine cables landing in Marseille
AUSTIN, Texas — Digital Realty (NYSE: DLR), the largest global provider of cloud- and carrier-neutral data center, colocation and interconnection solutions, today announced the opening of its latest North American data center in downtown Toronto, opening up 800kw and 6,900 ft² of new colocation facilities at the heart of a vibrant connected data community. The new YYZ12 data center, Digital Realty’s third data center in Greater Toronto, will be fully interconnected with redundant dark fiber paths to Digital Realty’s TOR1 data center in Vaughan. The new downtown location at 151 Front St represents an ideal meeting point for deploying network hubs on PlatformDIGITAL®, a first of its kind global data center platform for scaling digital business.
The company also today broke ground on its fourth center of data exchange in the strategic interconnection hub in the southern port city of Marseille in France. The new MRS4 site is expected to offer up to 13.6 megawatts (MW) of customer capacity and benefits from an exceptional geographical location in the heart of the Mediterranean, as well as direct access to 14 submarine cable systems which land in Marseille, extending the global reach of PlatformDIGITAL® with low-latency connectivity options between the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia.
“Together these new capabilities in Toronto and Marseille represent a strategic milestone on Digital Realty’s global roadmap for PlatformDIGITAL® in North America and EMEA,” said A. William Stein, CEO of Digital Realty. “Over the last 18 months since we announced our platform vision and strategy, we’ve introduced over 20 new data center expansion projects around the globe. As enterprises across all industries rapidly shifted to digital business models during an unprecedented year, the global number of participants in our connected data communities more than doubled to over 4,000 organizations.”