Digital Realty opens up again in Toronto and digs in Marseille

27 May 2021 | Antony Savvas

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Digital Realty has opened its latest North American data centre in downtown Toronto, Canada and broken ground on its fourth data centre in Marseille, France.

In Toronto, at 151 Front Street, the company is offering 800kw and 6,900 sq ft of colocation capacity at the site branded as YYZ12. It is Digital Realty's third data centre in Greater Toronto and will be fully interconnected with redundant dark fibre paths to the firm's TOR1 facility in Vaughan.

The company has also now broken ground on its fourth facility at the strategic interconnection hub in the southern port city of Marseille (picture render above). MRS4 is expected to offer up to 13.6MW of customer capacity.

It has direct access to 14 submarine cable systems which land in Marseille, extending the firm's global reach for its PlatformDIGITAL offering, with low-latency connectivity options between the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia.

Bill Stein, CEO of Digital Realty, said: “Over the last 18 months since we announced our platform vision and strategy, we've introduced over 20 new data centre expansion projects globally.

“As enterprises across all industries rapidly shifted to digital business models during an unprecedented year, the global number of participants in our connected data communities more than doubled to over 4,000 organisations.”

Customers in Toronto can take advantage of a direct metro connection to the firm's Service Exchange, which enables flexible access to a global connected community of over 215 cloud on- ramps, over 360 network and content providers and 2,000-plus fabric participants.