Digital Realty Expands GlobalDIGITAL® Platform with New Data Centers in Downtown Toronto, Canada and Marseille, France | state


  • PlatformDIGITAL® Provides a Trusted Foundation for a Resilient Digital Business as Industries Accelerate Digital Transformations Globally
  • The new, highly connected downtown data center is the 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 at Marseilles

AUSTIN, Texas, May 27, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Digital Realty (NYSE: DLR), the world’s largest provider of cloud and carrier neutral data center, colocation and interconnect solutions, today announced the opening of its last North American data center in the city center Toronto, opening 800 kW and 6,900 sq. ft. of new colocation facilities at the heart of a dynamic community of connected data. 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 the deployment of network hubs on PlatformDIGITAL®, the first global data center platform of its kind to drive digital business forward.

The company also today inaugurated its fourth data clearinghouse in the strategic interconnection hub of the southern port city of Marseilles in France. The new MRS4 site is expected to offer up to 13.6 megawatts (MW) of customer capacity and benefit from an exceptional geographical location in the heart of the Mediterranean, as well as direct access to 14 submarine cable systems that land in Marseilles, extending the global reach of PlatformDIGITAL® with low latency connectivity options between the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia.

“Together, these new capacities in Toronto and Marseilles represent a strategic step on Digital Realty’s global roadmap for PlaformDIGITAL® in North America and EMEA, ”said A. Guillaume Stein, CEO of Digital Realty. “In the past 18 months, since announcing our vision and platform strategy, we have launched more than 20 new data center expansion projects around the world. As companies across industries have rapidly transitioned to digital business models in an unprecedented year, the global number of participants in our connected data communities has more than doubled to more than 4,000 organizations. “

Companies such as Three Point Turn Inc. recognize the value of Digital Realty colocation solutions in supporting the continued growth of digital businesses. the TorontoThe software developer has deployed its critical infrastructure at One Century Place, a next-generation digital hub on the site of the former Toronto Star printing plant.

“Like a Torontoowned company developing custom software solutions for some of the most innovative companies and startups across North America, we recognize the value of deploying our critical infrastructure on PlatformDIGITAL® ”, said Chris Mihalicz, CEO of Three Point Turn. “Access to a cohesive global data center platform with a highly connected data community is essential to help our customers overcome challenges such as data severity and location as they scale their businesses rapidly. digital. “

Toronto is a more critical market than ever as companies recognize the region’s growing importance as one of the next major technology hubs in North America. In particular, the city is a major magnet for data for financial services, banking and insurance. The DGX â„¢ Data Gravity Index reveals that the city is in the top 10 metros in terms of data severity intensity growth for these areas through 2024.

Digital Realty’s new downtown data center will be fully interconnected with new Metro Connect capabilities, forming a connected campus environment for Digital Realty customers in Toronto. Whether customers are deploying network hubs in the new YYZ12 downtown facility or data and control hubs in the large-scale 1 Century Place facility, customers can now tackle the severity of challenges head-on. data by deploying distributed network architectures that easily interconnect through a new dark fiber ring.

“As a local fiber supplier in Toronto, we are delighted to be able to support Digital Realty’s new Metro Connect offering for the city’s Canadian and international clients, ”said Dan Armstrong, CEO / CTO of Beanfield Metroconnect. “Our businesses share a common vision for an open platform approach to interconnection that will help businesses meet the challenges of data severity and scale their digital business.”

Customers in Toronto can also take advantage of a direct metro connection to Service Exchange, enabling flexible access to a global connected data community of over 215 cloud on ramps, over 360 network and content providers and over 2,000 participants Fabric.

Digital Realty also leverages IBM’s next-generation Direct Link 2.0 capability to provide access to IBM Cloud in Toronto, allowing customers to spend less time designing and deploying network architectures to accelerate the development of new solutions through the hybrid cloud.

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Digital Realty supports the world’s leading businesses and service providers with a full suite of data center, colocation and interconnection solutions. PlatformDIGITAL®, the company’s global data center platform, provides customers with a reliable foundation and proven Pervasive Datacenter Architecture (PDx â„¢) solution methodology to scale digital business and effectively manage severity issues Datas. Digital Realty’s global data center footprint enables customers to access the connected communities that matter to them with 290 installations in 47 subways across 24 countries on six continents. To learn more about Digital Realty, please visit or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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