National Australia Bank (NAB) has signed a deal with Digital Realty to lease one of Digital Realty's datacentre facilities at a site in Melbourne.
Digital Realty Trust acquired the site on which the centre will be built, located in the Paramount Industrial Park, 19 kilometres west of the Melbourne CBD, in September this year. The 5000-squaremetre datacentre is scheduled for completion in early 2013.
"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 datacentre market," Michael Foust, chief executive officer for Digital Realty, said in a statement.
"This project for NAB will be Digital Realty Trust's first of two Tier 3-certified datacentres built in Australia, as defined by the Uptime Institute. The second Tier 3-certified facility will be our datacentre at our Erskine Park development site in Sydney," Kris Kumar, regional head Asia Pacific and vice president of corporate development said in a statement.
Digital Realty's datacentres contain physically separate secure facilities, with power use metered so that clients only pay for the power they use.