Digital Realty has opened a new data center in Toronto, Canada, and broken ground on a facility in Marseille, France.

In Canada, the company’s new YYZ12 data center on 151 Front St. is its third data center in Greater Toronto, and will be fully interconnected with redundant dark fiber paths to its TOR1 data center in Vaughan.

151 Front Street is a carrier hotel, also home to the Toronto Internet Exchange Community, Cologix, and Equinix. Digital Reality is offering 800kW and 6,900 sq ft of colocation space at the facility.

Digital Realty's new MRS4 Marseille facility – Digital Realty

The company said it has also broken ground on its fourth data center in Marseille, France. Adjacent to the existing MRS3 facility, the new MRS4 site is expected to offer up to 13.6MW of capacity.

“Together these new capabilities in Toronto and Marseille represent a strategic milestone on Digital Realty's global roadmap for PlaformDIGITAL in North America and EMEA,” said A. William Stein, CEO of Digital Realty. “Over the last 18 months since we announced our platform vision and strategy, we've introduced over 20 new data center expansion projects around the globe.”

“As a local fiber provider in Toronto, we are excited to be able to underpin Digital Realty's new Metro Connect offering for Canadian and global customers in the city,” added Dan Armstrong, CEO/CTO of Beanfield Metroconnect.