September 10, 2008
Digital Realty Trust Selects LZ Technologies for Mission-Critical Operations and Staffing at Paris Data Center Facility
LZ Technologies, the new joint venture between Lee Technologies and Zenith Technologies that delivers integrated mission-critical facility and IT data center management services to global enterprises, today announced that it has been selected by Digital Realty Trust to provide facility operations and on-site staffing services for DRT's new multi-tenant data center facility in Paris, France.
Digital Realty Trust is a leading global owner and manager of corporate and Internet gateway data centers, and LZ Technologies will deliver a range of mission-critical facility management services for the 8,000 square meter facility, including: building engineering, on-site technical staffing (including performance and corrective maintenance activities) and operational support for the facility's electrical, mechanical, HVAC and fire detection infrastructure systems.
"The LZ Technologies joint venture was created to serve this very purpose - extending Lee Technologies' mission-critical solutions and resources to global enterprises that need to achieve maximum uptime and mitigate risk to their IT and physical infrastructure," said George Newstrom, President and COO of Lee Technologies. "Leading Fortune 500 companies in every industry rely on Digital Realty Trust's advanced global data center facilities, and we look forward to meeting the operational and staffing requirements for the Paris facility and its customers."
"LZ Technologies offered the superior mix of professional expertise and experience that our customers' mission-critical applications demand. Our historical ability to maintain a "five nines" level of reliability in our facilities is predicated on our ability to work with organizations like LZ Technologies to deliver the level of operational support our customers require. We feel that our relationship with them will provide our Paris customers with the high level of service and support that they expect from Digital Realty Trust," said Ted Martin, Digital Realty Trust's VP of Operations.
LZ Technologies, based in Dublin, Ireland, is a global joint venture announced in July 2008 between Lee Technologies and Zenith Technologies, a mission-critical IT and automation solutions provider with offices in Ireland, UK, Germany, the U.S., Singapore and India. The venture combines Lee Technologies' expertise in providing infrastructure operations and support with Zenith's managed IT and automation solutions, enabling leading commercial enterprises and government organizations to tap the expertise of over 600 global employees.
About LZ Technologies Ltd.
LZ Technologies was formed by merging the strengths of Lee Technologies and Zenith Technologies Ltd. into a joint company - LZ Technologies Ltd. The combined entity brings over 600 employees together in a company focused on bringing mission-critical infrastructure solutions to a range of sectors.
About Lee Technologies
Founded in 1983, Lee Technologies protects technology infrastructure from disaster for some of the world's most demanding government agencies, Fortune 1000 companies, and IT-dependent firms of all sizes. By ensuring that their mission-critical technology resources are always available -- 24/7/365 - Lee Technologies empowers its customers with infrastructure peace-of-mind, enabling them to focus on accomplishing their core business objectives. Lee Technologies has commissioned critical power equipment for over 5 million square feet of mission-critical space and currently maintains critical equipment that supports over 3 million square feet throughout the U.S. In addition, Lee Technologies provides operations, maintenance and mission-critical facility on-site staffing services for over 700 locations coast-to-coast. Lee Technologies is headquartered in the Washington, DC metroplex where it operates a state-of-the-art National Operations Center, and has offices in Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and Dublin, Ireland.
About Zenith Technologies, Ltd.
Zenith Technologies, Ltd. is a leading supplier of IT and automation solutions to clients worldwide. Headquartered in Cork, Ireland, Zenith has offices in the U.S., UK, Dublin, Singapore and India; as well as a new office planned for France. Zenith specializes in the supply of mission-critical IT & automation solutions to regulated and high-dependency industry sectors. Zenith also offers manufacturer/vendor-independent IT, engineering and consultancy services.
About Digital Realty Trust
Digital Realty Trust, Inc. owns, acquires, redevelops, develops and manages technology-related real estate. The Company is focused on providing Turn-Key Datacenter(TM) and Powered Base Building(TM) datacenter solutions for domestic and international tenants across a variety of industry verticals ranging from information technology and internet enterprises, to manufacturing and financial services. Digital Realty Trust's 74 properties, excluding one property held as an investment in an unconsolidated joint venture, contain applications and operations critical to the day-to-day operations of technology industry tenants and corporate enterprise datacenter tenants. Comprising approximately 12.9 million rentable square feet as of August 6, 2008, including 1.9 million square feet of space held for redevelopment, Digital Realty Trust's portfolio is located in 27 markets throughout North America and Europe. For additional information, please visit Digital Realty Trust's website at http://www.digitalrealtytrust.com.