Digital Realty is on the move from California to Texas, as the company relocates its global corporate headquarters. While the company aims to strengthen its presence in the Texas state, Digital Realty states it will maintain a significant presence in the ‘technology hub' of San Francisco.
In Texas, Digital Realty currently owns more than 30 data centers with a combined capacity of 100 megawatts across four million square feet. The company's global data center footprint comprises more than 280 facilities in 49 metros across 24 countries on six continents.
The company recently boosted its initial Dallas investment, adding colocation capacity for more than 75 carriers. The capacity boost also enables customers to deploy network hub solutions on Digital Realty's PlatformDIGITAL, and cloud or connectivity expansion through Metro Connect, Service Exchange, and cloud.
"The central location, affordable cost of living, highly educated workforce and supportive business climate have helped make Texas an epicenter for business activity and technology growth," explains Digital Realty chief executive officer A. William Stein.
"As we continue to make strategic investments to best position Digital Realty for long-term growth, we are confident our expansion in Texas will help us meet the needs of our more than 4,000 global customers, while continuing to deliver value for our stakeholders, employees and the communities we serve around the world."
Digital Realty is also investing in renewable energy - including long term wind and solar agreements - in Texas. The company states that by mid-2021, over 70% of Digital Realty's Texas portfolio will be powered by renewable energy once these projects reach commercial operation.
Texas governor Greg Abbott says, "We are excited that Digital Realty has chosen Texas as the new home for their corporate headquarters, and I thank them for their expanded investment in the Lone Star State.”
"Digital Realty joins other global technology leaders and more than 50 Fortune 500 companies now headquartered in Texas. We are seeing increasing investments from innovative businesses thanks to our young, growing, and educated workforce, and our pro-growth economic policies that help job-creating businesses to thrive. I thank Digital Realty for strengthening their presence in Texas, and I will continue to promote common-sense policies that create a welcoming business climate and bring even more jobs to the Lone Star State."
Digital Realty's roots in Texas go back as far as early 2002 when its predecessor acquired 2323 Bryan Street, a major regional connectivity hub in downtown Dallas.