Digital Realty Trust reports ICE data centre deal

Source: Digital Realty Trust

Digital Realty Trust (NYSE:DLR), a leading owner and manager of corporate datacenters and Internet gateways, has completed a Turn-Key Datacenter lease agreement with IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE:ICE), which operates the leading global, electronic marketplace for trading both futures and OTC energy contracts as well as the leading soft commodity exchange.

Through this long-term lease agreement, IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) will establish an advanced corporate datacenter in a Digital Realty Trust Turn-Key Datacenter facility to support the mission critical infrastructure for the electronic trading platform and computing systems that support its operations in Atlanta, Calgary, Chicago, Houston, London, New York and Singapore.

Digital Realty Trust's Turn-Key Datacenters are move-in ready, physically secure facilities with the power and cooling capabilities to support critical enterprise applications. Digital Realty Trust offers scalability from one hundred square feet to over one hundred thousand square feet in state-of-the-art facilities with true carrier and managed service provider neutrality and metered power. Its Critical Facilities Management services and team of technical engineers and datacenter operations experts support the 24/7 mission-critical applications of today's technology and corporate enterprise tenants.

"Protecting the security, performance and availability of our electronic trading systems is a top corporate priority, and this agreement with Digital Realty Trust ensures that our mission critical systems are in a first-class facility that meets all of our rigorous technical requirements," said Mark Wassersug, Vice President, Operations at ICE. "Digital Realty Trust offers a unique combination of attributes: organizational and financial stability, flexible agreement structures, true cost transparency, and superior operational expertise. Digital Realty Trust will be a trusted ally in supporting our datacenter operations."

"Digital Realty Trust facilities offer advanced technical capabilities, power and cooling redundancy features and physical security that are key requirements of companies such as ICE in the securities, financial trading and financial services industries," said Michael F. Foust, Chief Executive Officer of Digital Realty Trust. "Our facilities are strategically located in and around markets of high commercial activity for trading and financial services companies, including Chicago, metro New York, and London. We offer companies in these industries the peace of mind of knowing that they are working with an owner that has the financial stability, operational expertise and global portfolio to be a long-term partner."

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