Digital Realty – 105 Cabot Street

105 Cabot Street
Needham, MA
2494 USA


105 Cabot Street is the second mission critical building of the Digital Realty Needham data center campus. This three-story, purpose-built data center facility totals 130,000 sq. ft. containing approximately 50,000 sq. ft. of raised floor. With over 10 MW of redundant utility power, this highly energy efficient building is designed to be concurrently maintainable for all key infrastructure components.

Property Details


Building TypePurpose Built
Year Built2013
Existing Provider Lease?No
Building ConstructionFacility is Steel Frame with Precast Concrete and EPDM Roof
Stand Alone or Data Center CampusData Center Campus
Number of Floors3
Parking Spaces45


Estimated All-In Utility Rate$0.12
Utility Power10
UPS Redundancy2N
UPS Unit Capacity0.562 MW
Target UPS Battery Capacity at Full Load7 minutes
PDU Redundancy2N
PDU MeteringYes
Generator RedundancyN+1
Generator Capacity10 MW
Generator Run Time at Full Load24 hours
Utility Service ProviderEversource
Number of Utility Feeds2
Mark-Up on Cost of Utility Power?No


Carrier NeutralYes
Meet Me RoomsYes
Provider/Landlord Control Meet Me Rooms?Yes
Monthly Recurring Cost of Fiber Cross Connects$370
Monthly Recurring Cost of Copper Cross Connects$290
Number of Carriers12
Carriers Make Way Onto Property Via Diverse Paths?Yes
Fiber ProvidersVerizon, RCN, Sidera, Comcast, Zayo, Lightower, Level 3, AT&T, XO, Reliance Globalcom, and Netriplex
Multiple Diverse Fiber Entrances?Yes


Average Rack Density5 kW/rack
Maximum Rack Density12 kW/rack
Mechanical Systems Concurrently Maintainable?Yes
Design PUE1.2
Current Average Annual PUE1.24


Water or Air Cooled Mechanical SystemAir Cooled
Aggregate Cooling Capacity800 tons
Configuration of Outdoor Heat Exchange Components2N
Configuration of Indoor Heat Exchange ComponentsN+1
Configuration of Medium Between Indoor and Outdoor ComponentsN+1
Multiple, Diverse Chilled Water Loops?Yes
Redundancy of Air Handling System - Data CenterN+2
Redundancy of Air Handling System - Battery / UPSN+1


Remote Hands Available through Landlord?Yes
Managed Services Available through Landlord?No
Cloud Services Available through Landlord?No

Fire Protection

Method of Fire Detection in Data Center AreaPhotoelectric and ionization smoke detectors at the ceiling & below raised floor
Method of Fire Suppression in Data Center AreaDouble interlock dry pipe pre-action
Method of Fire Detection in Support/Common AreaPhotoelectric and ionization smoke detectors at the ceiling & below raised floor
Method of Fire Suppression in Support/Common AreaSingle action water based system


Certifications Required for Landlord or TenantsSOC 2 with PCI attestation
Authentication Methods - Data CenterDual Factor Biometric Authentication
Authentication Methods - FacilityFacility has 2 card reader doors at entrance to main lobby, followed by security guard booth. Entrance beyond lobby is via turnstile with card reader.
On-Site SecurityYes


Seismic ZoneZone 2A
Proximity to Coastline9 miles
Proximity to River0.5 miles
Within a High Crime AreaNo
Within close proximity to a Police StationYes
Within close proximity to a Fire StationYes
Within close proximity to a HospitalYes
Within close proximity to a VolcanoNo
Proximity to Foreign Embassies17 miles
Proximity to Dam1 miles
Proximity to Military Base10 miles
Proximity to Defense Plant10 miles
Proximity to Nuclear Plant41 miles
Proximity to Rail0.5 miles
Closest Highway Intersection0.25 miles
Miles To Nearest Airport18 miles
Nearest AirportLogan International Airport