Digital Realty takes on Bouygues data centers

French cellco Bouygues Telecom is aiding data center operator Digital Realty Trust to expand in Europe by selling it three sites in the Paris area.
Digital Realty acquired the three facilities for €60 million, and has agreed to lease the site back to Bouygues. One site is tier-3+ and the other two tier-3, and the three offer a combined floor space of 87,000 square feet and nearly five megawatts of IT capacity.
Operation and maintenance of the sites remains under Bouygues control.
Michael Foust, chief executive of Digital Realty, says the acquisition “further expands our footprint in this key European market and, equally important, adds a new network and IT service provider to our global customer base.”