MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - May 1, 2012) - ColoHouse Data Center, the leading SSAE 16 certified, carrier-neutral Miami Data Center and Hosting Facility, is pleased to announce an agreement with Digital Realty, a leading global provider of data center solutions. The lease agreement, to take effect immediately, will keep ColoHouse in downtown Miami until at least 2024 with an additional 10 year option. This agreement further solidifies ColoHouse's unrelenting growth and commitment to the Miami marketplace.
Capitalizing on the opportunity created by the significant progress in the demand for IT infrastructure and services, ColoHouse shifted their focus from traditional colocation services to an expanded list of data center solutions. The growth of these additional service offerings aided ColoHouse in more than doubling their customer base within the last year, which in turn enabled ColoHouse to commit to a substantial increase in the length of the lease the company holds at 36 NE 2nd Street in downtown Miami; a telecom grade, Category 5 hurricane rated building which also resides outside of FEMA's 500-year flood zone.
Additionally, ColoHouse will expand the amount of raised floor hosting space currently held at their 24,000 square foot facility. The "Phase II" project will add over 6,000 square feet of hosting space and is expected to reach completion in the summer of 2012. Furthermore, ColoHouse Miami Data Center and Hosting Facility will be devoting a substantial investment geared towards employee training and certification programs as well as increasing their staff base, more notably sales and operations teams.
"ColoHouse delivers indispensable data center solutions and this agreement further displays allegiance to our clients as well as our commitment to the Miami marketplace," states Paul Bint, Chief Executive Officer at ColoHouse. "ColoHouse will continue our dedication to ensuring a highly secure, reliable, and compliant data center and hosting environment for our clients' mission-critical requirements."
"We are very pleased to be able to support the growth of ColoHouse business and its commitment to the Miami business community," said David J. Caron, Senior Vice President, Portfolio Management for Digital Realty. "Like ColoHouse, we are committed to long-term customer relationships throughout the more than 30 markets in which we operate worldwide."
ColoHouse is the premier Miami Data Center and Hosting Facility, as well as the leading provider of carrier-neutral data center services in North America, with 24,000 square feet of carrier-grade space available at our SSAE 16 certified, Category 5 hurricane protected facility in Miami. ColoHouse provides clients with the competitive advantages of industry-leading security, environmental, and connectivity technologies at best-in-class value. For details, visit http://www.ColoHouse.com.
About Digital Realty Trust, Inc.:
Digital Realty Trust, Inc. focuses on delivering customer driven data center solutions by providing secure, reliable and cost effective facilities that meet each customer's unique data center 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 102 properties, excluding three properties held as investments in unconsolidated joint ventures, comprise approximately 19.1 million square feet as of February 27, 2012, including 2.4 million square feet 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.
Amanda Van Riper