The Globe and Mail

Go to the Globe and Mail homepage

Jump to main navigationJump to main content

Press release from PR Newswire

Kelway Extends Cloud Services With Digital Realty Lease

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Kelway Extends Cloud Services With Digital Realty Lease05:00 EDT Tuesday, November 01, 2011New 720kW Turn-Key Datacentre Facility to Host Kelway's Cloud Services and Premium Hosting OfferingLONDON, Nov. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR), a leading global provider of data centre solutions, announced today that it has signed a ten-year Turn-Key Datacentre lease with Kelway, the UK's leading mid-market IT solutions and services provider. The new Turn-Key Datacentre is located in Digital Realty's Redhill facility and will extend Kelway's data centre operations. The 720 kilowatts of IT capacity enables London-based Kelway to fully support its expanded cloud service offering and provide premium hosting space for new clients. A recent Deloitte Technology Fast 50 named Kelway as 16th in the U.K.'s 50 fastest growing technology companies. "We are seeing continued growth in demand for our solution portfolio. As we extend our services, our data centre capacity requirements increase," says Phil Doye, CEO and founder of Kelway. "We are pleased to establish the foundation for the next evolution of our cloud services in Digital Realty's Redhill facility. The facility's location, security and the technical capabilities, combined with Digital Realty's outstanding operations, make it ideal for our requirements. The economy is presenting the IT sector with significant challenges.  By delivering truly transformational services to our customers, Kelway is demonstrating a path to growth and success.""As shown by Kelway's decision to partner with Digital Realty, data centre facilities are critical to core business operations," says Adam Levine, Vice President Sales at Digital Realty. "Despite the turbulence of the global economy, innovative service providers within the data centre industry, such as Kelway, are creating exciting growth stories." Recently, Kelway was named in the Telegraph as one of the top 1,000 British companies leading the UK's recovery from the economic storm."Many companies, such as Kelway, are seeking the control and flexibility afforded them by acquiring wholesale colocation space with scalable increments of less than 1MW.  In this fashion, such companies are able to optimize their data centre space as their businesses expand," Levine concludes. Each Digital Realty Turn-Key Datacentre facility is physically secure and features a state-of-the-art power and cooling architecture that has been optimized for green operation. Every Turn-Key Datacentre is built using the Company's proprietary POD Architecture® and uses metered power to ensure that clients pay only for the power that they use. The facility also comes standard with Digital Realty's PowerVU software, which enables centralized monitoring and management of data centre power consumption, energy efficiency and load analysis.About Digital RealtyDigital Realty Trust, Inc. focuses on delivering customer driven data centre solutions by providing secure, reliable and cost effective facilities that meet each customer's unique needs. Digital Realty's customers include domestic and international companies across multiple industry verticals ranging from information technology and Internet enterprises, to manufacturing and financial services. Digital Realty's 98 properties, excluding two properties held as investments in unconsolidated joint ventures, comprise approximately 17.3 million square feet (1.6 million square meters) as of 27 October 2011, including 2.1 million square feet (204,000 square meters) of space held for redevelopment. Digital Realty's portfolio is located in 31 markets throughout Europe, North America, Singapore and Australia. Additional information about Digital Realty is included in the Company Overview, which is available on the Investors page of Digital Realty's website at http://www.digitalrealty.com.About KelwayIT solutions and services provider, Kelway, is the UK's market leader with revenues exceeding pounds Sterling 260 million and a network of 800 staff nationwide.  Kelway has achieved double digit revenue growth every year since 2003, and organic growth of pounds Sterling 55 million during the 2010/2011 Financial Year.Kelway has achieved the highest standard of accreditation with all major infrastructure vendors, supporting clients to review and develop ICT strategy.  Clients benefit from improved performance, cost efficiencies and strategic advantages over competitors.Key to Kelway's success is its standing as a trusted partner providing unparalleled expert service to a range of clients across public and private sectors.  Over one third of FTSE 100 companies are Kelway clients.Safe Harbor StatementThis press release contains forward-looking statements which are based on Digital Realty Trust, Inc.'s current expectations, forecasts and assumptions that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially, including statements related to its new lease with Kelway. These risks and uncertainties include, among others, the following: the impact of the recent deterioration in global economic, credit and market conditions including the downgrading of the U.S. government's credit rating; current local economic conditions in its geographic markets; decreases in information technology spending, including as a result of economic slowdowns or recession; adverse economic or real estate developments in its industry or the industry sectors that it sells to (including risks relating to decreasing real estate valuations and impairment charges); its dependence upon significant tenants; bankruptcy or insolvency of a major tenant or a significant number of smaller tenants; defaults on or non-renewal of leases by tenants; its failure to obtain necessary debt and equity financing; increased interest rates and operating costs; risks associated with using debt to fund its business activities, including re-financing and interest rate risks, its failure to repay debt when due, adverse changes in its credit ratings or its breach of covenants or other terms contained in its loan facilities and agreements; financial market fluctuations; changes in foreign currency exchange rates; its inability to manage its growth effectively; difficulty acquiring or operating properties in foreign jurisdictions; its failure to successfully integrate and operate acquired or redeveloped properties; risks related to joint venture investments, including as a result of its lack of control of such investments; delays or unexpected costs in development or redevelopment of properties; decreased rental rates or increased vacancy rates; increased competition or available supply of data center space; its inability to successfully develop and lease new properties and space held for redevelopment; difficulties in identifying properties to acquire and completing acquisitions; its inability to acquire off-market properties; its inability to comply with the rules and regulations applicable to reporting companies; its failure to maintain its status as a REIT; possible adverse changes to tax laws; restrictions on its ability to engage in certain business activities; environmental uncertainties and risks related to natural disasters; losses in excess of its insurance coverage; changes in foreign laws and regulations, including those related to taxation and real estate ownership and operation; and changes in local, state and federal regulatory requirements, including changes in real estate and zoning laws and increases in real property tax rates.  For a further list and description of such risks and uncertainties, see the reports and other filings by Digital Realty Trust, Inc. with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including Digital Realty Trust, Inc.'s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010 and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2011 and June 30, 2011.  Digital Realty Trust, Inc. disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.A. William SteinPamela M. GaribaldiAdam LevineChief Financial Officer andVice President, Investor Relations Vice President, SalesChief Investment Officerand Corporate MarketingDigital Realty Trust, Inc.Digital Realty Trust, Inc.Digital Realty Trust, Inc.+44 (20) 7954 9120+1 (415) 738-6500+1 (415) 738-6500SOURCE Digital Realty Trust, Inc.