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Digital Realty Trust is building a 3MW modular data center for a major technology-focussed seismic solutions company at its Digital Houston Datacampus in Texas, US.

The new data center, according to the wholesale data center provider, will cover 44,000 sq ft, 28,000 of which will be for raised floor data center space.

The campus is 15 miles from downtown Houston and sits along a primary fiber route between Houston and Dallas and will be built using the company’s Turn-Key Flex modular approach which will allow the customer, which serves the global energy industry, to build out as and when demand requires.

Each modular data center has its own dedicated electrical and mechanical infrastructure.

Digital Realty Trust CEO Michael Foust said the Houston market is showing strong demand for data center space.

“We are seeing strong demand for our data center solutions in the Houston market, particularly from the energy vertical,” Foust said.

Digital Realty Trust VP for Sales Andrew Schaap said the energy sector is becoming increasingly important for Digital Realty in this market, and has a strong need for mission-critical facilities.

“The energy industry is a vital industry vertical for Texas and one that we at Digital Realty are focussed on serving,” Schaap said.

As of September 17 this year, Digital Realty has 21.1m sq ft of data center space around the world, which includes 2.2m sq ft of space that is held for redevelopment.