Digital Realty – 12235 N Freeway

12235 N Freeway
Houston, TX
77092 USA


Digital Realty's Houston data center provides a highly reliable, flexible, connected, and secure home with world class operational service so that its customers can focus on their core business. The Houston facility takes advantage of a location with access to over 1,000 provider networks, multiple Internet exchanges and service delivery networks, as well as Open-IX peering. Digital Realty's electrical utility services buying strategy results in a 15%-50% cost advantage, and these electricity cost savings are passed directly to the client. Connectivity at the Houston asset is diverse and resilient, with various routes from the vault at POP A and POP B in each building, with 6 x 4” conduits between vaults and building POP rooms. Furthermore, tenants gain access to Digital Realty's unmatched portfolio, an ecosystem of interconnected data centers positioned to deliver a competitive advantage.

With regard to power, the asset possesses about 16,000 square feet of raised floor space, capable of supporting 250 lbs/sq ft on raised floor standing 36" high, with 2,500 kVA in each suite, equipped with strong power density upwards of 120 kW/SF. This data center can accommodate a range of deployments, as well, as each data center maintains its own independent mechanical and electrical systems.

Digital Realty also serves tenants with security and technical support 24x7x365. Qualified onsite technicians are always available by phone, email or in person to assist users, and keys are securely stored allowing for access to cages and cabinets. Circuit testing, hardware replacement, equipment installation, infrastructure data cabling, kVm availability, preventative maintenance, routine scheduled test, patch cord installation, equipment assistance, and many more features are available to occupiers.

12235 N Freeway is positioned 17 miles from downtown Houston, close to both George Bush and Houston Hobby airports, meaning customers have the added benefit of controlled airspace.

As the largest city in Texas, and the 4th largest city in the United States, with one of the highest concentrations of Fortune 500 companies, Houston offers a strong foundation for both startups and established enterprises. Advanced manufacturing and technology, healthcare, and energy sector companies, particularly oil and gas tenants, trust Digital Realty’s enterprise class data center campus with their high-performance computing environments and mission critical workloads.

Digital Realty is committed to delivering secure, reliable and cost effective data center solutions driven by customers to meet their ongoing data center needs. As the largest data center provider in the world, and the 12th largest REIT on the planet, Digital Realty combines unparalleled data center services, carrier-dense interconnection, real estate acumen, and financial strength to create unique power of choice and value when and where customers need it.

Property Details


Building TypePurpose Built
Year Built2012
Year Converted/Renovated2012
Existing Provider Lease?No
Building ConstructionTilt-up concrete exterior walls with brick veneer
Stand Alone or Data Center CampusData Center Campus
Floor Plate Size36
Number of Floors1
Floor Load250 lbs/SF
Parking Spaces50


Estimated All-In Utility Rate$0.06
Utility Power8
UPS Redundancy2N
UPS Unit Capacity1.125 MW
Target UPS Battery Capacity at Full Load5 minutes
PDU Redundancy2N
PDU MeteringYes
Generator RedundancyN+1
Generator Capacity8 MW
Generator Run Time at Full Load24 hours
Backup Fuel ProviderOne national vendor with three local suppliers
Switchgear is Open or ClosedOpen
Utility Service ProviderCenterpoint Energy
Number of Utility Feeds2
Mark-Up on Cost of Utility Power?No


Carrier NeutralYes
Meet Me RoomsYes
Carriers Make Way Onto Property Via Diverse Paths?Yes
Fiber ProvidersAlpheus, CenturyLink, Consolidated Communications, Fibernet Direct, ICTX WaveMedia, Level3, PS LIGHTWAVE, Texas Lone Star Network, Windstream, XO Communications, Zayo Metro
Multiple Diverse Fiber Entrances?Yes


Average Rack Density5 kW/rack
Maximum Rack Density20 kW/rack
Mechanical Systems Concurrently Maintainable?Yes
Design PUE1.5
Current Average Annual PUE1.6


Aggregate Cooling Capacity400 tons
Configuration of Outdoor Heat Exchange Components2N
Configuration of Indoor Heat Exchange Components2N
Configuration of Medium Between Indoor and Outdoor Components2N
Multiple, Diverse Chilled Water Loops?Yes
Redundancy of Air Handling System - Data CenterN+2
Redundancy of Air Handling System - Battery / UPSN+2


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

Fire Protection

Method of Fire Detection in Data Center AreaHigh sensitivity detectors (ionization and photoelectric combination) under floor and under ceiling.
Method of Fire Suppression in Data Center AreaDry Pipe, Pre-action
Method of Fire Detection in Support/Common AreaTraditional Smoke Detection
Method of Fire Suppression in Support/Common AreaWet Pipe


Certifications Required for Landlord or TenantsSOC 2 + PCI-DSS
Authentication Methods - Data CenterAccess Reader, Biometic
Authentication Methods - FacilityAccess Reader, Biometric
On-Site SecurityYes


Seismic ZoneZone 0
Wind Rating of Roof120 MPH
Wind Rating of Structure120 MPH
Flood ZoneOutside 500 yr Flood Plain
Proximity to Coastline46.4 miles
Proximity to River34.8 miles
Proximity to Distribution/Storage of Propane14.9 miles
Proximity to Hazardous Materials Sites13.4 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 Chemical Plant24.1 miles
Proximity to Research Lab15.7 miles
Proximity to Military Base32.5 miles
Proximity to Nuclear Plant107 miles
Proximity to Rail8.8 miles
Closest Highway Intersection1 miles
Miles To Nearest Airport8.4 miles
Nearest AirportGeorge Bush Intercontinental