Digital Realty Trust (NYSE:DLR, news, filings) announced a large new turn-key data center lease down in Houston. The space is going to an unnamed 'leading technology-focused seismic solutions company serving the global energy industry.' The energy vertical is obviously big in Texas, and it's becoming more and more of a bandwidth consumer of late, just like every vertical seems to be for one reason or another.
Digital Realty will be providing 3 megawatts of IT load, providing plenty of power to find the energy that will produce even more power I guess. That power will keep the servers going at a standalone facility of 44,000 gross square feet with 28,000 square feet of raised floor space. It's at their Digital Houston Datacampus, 15 miles from downtown Houston along the primary fiber route to Dallas.
So who is the customer? They didn't say, but a guess is easy. if you google 'leading technology-focused seismic solutions company serving the global energy industry', you get either this particular press release or a reference to ION Geophysical. Their data processing tasks have to do with analyzing seismic data to figure out where to find oil and gas. And yes, ION Geophysical is headquartered in Houston.
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