Digital Realty Trust, a leading global provider of data centre solutions, has announced that it has acquired a 575,000 sq ft redevelopment property, located in suburban Chicago. The purchase price was approximately US$22.3 million.
The future data centre campus, entitled Digital Chicago, is located 10 miles southeast of O'Hare International Airport along Grand Avenue. It totals twenty-two acres and consists of three buildings. Combined, the three-building data centre campus will have the capacity to accommodate up to twenty 1.125 megawatt Turn-Key Flex data canter PODs, or 32.6 megawatts of IT load. The first phase of construction, which includes six Turn-Key Flex PODs, is expected to be delivered and operational by mid-2013.
Source: Market Watch