Digital Realty set to expand PlatformDIGITAL in Germany

By Daniel Brightmore
Digital Realty has inked a deal to purchase 1.35 acres of land in Sossenheim, Germany. The proposed expansion in Sossenheim is the result of increasing...

Digital Realty has inked a deal to purchase 1.35 acres of land in Sossenheim, Germany. The proposed expansion in Sossenheim is the result of increasing customer demand in the Frankfurt area.

The move is expected to open up new digital business opportunities for customers.  The campus is purpose-built for enterprises who require PlatformDIGITAL solutions ranging from Network Hubs through to Data Hubs.

A leading global provider of data center, colocation and interconnection solutions, Digital Realty will accelerate plans to develop its latest facility on this new land which is located directly opposite its main campus in Sossenheim. 

The proposed facility, which will add an additional 6MW of power to Digital Realty’s existing 28MW, will measure up to 87,000 ft2 (8,082m²) according to master planning guidelines, and is expected to be open to customers in 2022.

The Sossenheim expansion is the latest in a series of European land purchases and data center openings made by Digital Realty, including a land parcel purchased in Paris in July 2019, as well as the opening of the latest facility - Cloud House – in its Digital Docklands campus in London.

Digital Realty’s ongoing expansion demonstrates its continued investment in PlatformDIGITALTM, the company’s global platform that supports customers across the world as they navigate digital transformation, and the complexities that arise when faced with increased demand, the need for global coverage and additional capacity.


Digital Realty: building the digital future

Delivering an Adaptive Data Center Platform

Digital Realty takes over Pacific Northwest interconnection hub

Read the latest issue of Construction Global here

According to Digital Realty’s recent Digital Capitals Index research, data-led technologies – such as AI, IoT, 5G and blockchain – contributed approximately 2.06bn to Frankfurt’s economy last year through new jobs, businesses, industries and efficiencies in public services.

 However, by 2029 that is expected to more than triple to 7.63bn, meaning that in addition to creating value, more strain will be put on businesses to keep up with increasing customer demand, requiring the right digital infrastructure to support businesses.

“The number of connected devices is projected to amount to over 75 billion worldwide by 2025, a fivefold increase in ten years – that’s a lot of data being produced. And as the amount of data continues to grow in complexity and size, so will the requirement for apps, services and technology that help make sense of that data,” said Jeff Tapley, EMEA MD, Digital Realty. 

“With this, we’re seeing businesses under continued pressure to deliver their services to geographically dispersed customer bases and employees at speed.” 

Tapley added: “PlatformDIGITAL is our answer to this problem, a platform solely designed to help customers connect their entire digital ecosystem together with one single data center provider. Our research has shown that data-led technologies have the ability to inject potentially hundreds of billions into the global economy; however, in order for businesses to capitalize on this, they need flexible and customizable infrastructure that can be deployed wherever, whenever their customers need it.”



Featured Articles

Alstom to deliver Africa’s first driverless metro in Cairo

The 35-kilometre line will accommodate more than half a million passengers on board annually, and will include 26 states – 12 of them underground

Sobha Realty launches five interconnected towers development

Sobha One Tower will offer waterfront views and several upscale amenities across its masterplan, developer says

Polygon acquires 100% of All Consulting Services in Italy

Acquisition is part of Polygon’s strategic growth plan in Italy, and follows the company’s purchases of Swiss and UK-based companies earlier this year

SWPC says three bids shortlisted for Rabigh 4 IWP

Construction Projects

IDE Technologies to build US$440m Israeli desalination plant

Construction Projects

AJ Steel expands KEZAD operations wiith 96,000sqm facility

Construction Projects