(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – In September, data center solutions provider Digital Realty Trust revealed that it had acquired land in Melbourne, Australia. And just recently, the company let it be known exactly who will be the first to occupy the data center space as a tenant.
National Australia Bank, one of the largest of its kind in the country has signed a leasing agreement with Digital Realty Trust.
Commenting on the matter in a press release, Digital Realty CEO Michael F. Foust stated, “We are very pleased to partner with NAB on this strategically important facility. It represents both our long term customer commitment as well as our long term investment strategy in the Australian data centre market.”
While the first lease has been signed, the site itself is not expected to become operational until the first part of 2013 due to ongoing construction.
The company acquired the property for a little over four million dollars in Australian currency and the facility itself accounts for five thousand square meters.
Overall, the data center provider is working on two facilities at its Melbourne site.
Digital Realty Trust has various data centers worldwide including ones in locations such as North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information on the company’s announcement, view a press release here (digitalrealtytrust.com)