Digital Realty Trust, a leading global provider of data centre solutions, has signed a new long-term lease with Ecritel, a provider of internet hosting and managed services for businesses, at Digital Realty's Paris facility. The lease commenced 1 April 2012.
Ecritel has experienced a surge in demand for its Infrastructure-as-a-Service solutions, as clients migrate an increasing volume of data into hosted and cloud-based environments.The partnership with Digital Realty will allow Ecritel to replicate its existing IaaS offering thanks to the new 4,300 sq ft (400 sq m) facility in the greater Paris region, giving greater capacity to manage this growing demand from its expanding roster of clients.
Christophe Doveil, Managing Director at Ecritel said: "Since 2003 our strategy has been to focus on delivering expertise to our clients through our services. By partnering with Digital Realty for our new site, we were able to remove the challenge of building the data centre ourselves, while enabling us to ensure a continuity of these services 24/7/365. The necessity for high-end technology, tightened security and guaranteed availability are becoming increasingly central to Infrastructure-as-a-Service. We know Digital Realty has the expertise and scope to match our demands."
Adam Levine, Vice President, Europe at Digital Realty, added: "As organisations increasingly move data into hybrid cloud infrastructures, it fuels significant expansion opportunities for cloud service providers. Ecritel is amongst the very best of these. The growth in demand for facilities that provide a megawatt or less is a sign that such service providers are reacting to this shift and are planning to capitalise on increased maturity in the cloud computing market. At Digital Realty we're helping to ensure that businesses of all sizes are able to meet their data centre expansion requirements, be it on a large scale or a modular basis."