Digital Realty – 7500 Metro Center Dr

7500 Metro Center Dr.
Austin, TX
78744 USA


From a Disaster Recovery facility for a global finance leader, to High Performance Computing for the innovator in Internet of Things, the Austin Data Center is trusted by companies across the country. Companies like ARM Holdings, Dell, Whole Foods and National Instruments have built a presence in Austin as a city with global recognition for its high quality of life and dynamic high-tech economy. Over 138,700 students attending 23 local colleges and universities provide a wealth of available talent and have created a hotbed of commercialization. South by Southwest festival (SXSW) demonstrates Austin’s unique ability to enable convergence between creative and high-tech industries.

7500 Metro Center benefits from solid power, with a density of 105 watt per sq. ft. and a generator capacity of 12.5 MW. The facility has 31,663 sq. ft. of raised flooring, situated 36" high, and supports 4.3 MW of critical power for customers.

Digital Realty operates as the largest data center provider in the world, and is the 14th largest REIT on the planet. Digital Realty supports the data center and colocation strategies of more than 1,000 firms across its secure, network-rich portfolio of data centers located throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Digital Realty’s clients include domestic and international companies of all sizes, ranging from financial services, cloud and information technology services, to manufacturing, energy, gaming, life sciences and consumer products.

Property Details


Building TypePurpose Built
Year Converted/Renovated2013
Existing Provider Lease?No
Building ConstructionTilt-up Concrete Exterior Walls
Stand Alone or Data Center CampusData Center Campus
Floor Load150 - 200 lbs/SF
Roof CenterFM I-90
Parking Spaces203
AccessDual Path


Seismic ZoneZone 0
Wind Rating of Roof90 MPH
Wind Rating of Structure90 MPH
Flood ZoneOutside of 100 year flood plain
Proximity to Coastline146 miles
Proximity to River4 miles
Proximity to Distribution/Storage of Propane8 miles
Proximity to Hazardous Materials Sites16.5 miles
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 Embassies8.4 miles
Proximity to Chemical Plant9.5 miles
Proximity to Research Lab6.2 miles
Proximity to Military Base10.2 miles
Proximity to Nuclear Plant10.7 miles
Proximity to Rail5.6 miles
Closest Highway Intersection1.3 miles
Miles To Nearest Airport3 miles
Nearest AirportAustin-Bergstrom International Airport


Estimated All-In Utility Rate$0.08
UPS Redundancy2N
UPS Unit Capacity1.125 MW
Target UPS Battery Capacity at Full Load5 minutes
PDU Redundancy2N
PDU MeteringYes
Generator RedundancyN+1
Generator Capacity4 MW
Generator Run Time at Full Load24 Hours
Backup Fuel ProviderOne national vendor with three local suppliers
Switchgear is Open or ClosedOpen
Utility Service ProviderAustin Energy
Number of Utility Feeds2
Mark-Up on Cost of Utility Power?No


Carrier NeutralYes
Meet Me RoomsYes
Provider/Landlord Control Meet Me Rooms?Landlord
Number of Carriers within 100 meters15
Carriers Make Way Onto Property Via Diverse Paths?Yes
Fiber ProvidersAlpheus, CenturyLink, Consolidated Communication, Fiberlight, Fibernet Direct, Grande, GVTC, Level3, Telwest, Texas Lone Star Network, Time Warner Cable, TPx Communications, Windstream, XO Communications, Zayo
Multiple Diverse Fiber Entrances?Yes


Average Rack Density5 kW/rack
Maximum Rack Density20 kW/rack
Density125 Watts/SF
Mechanical Systems Concurrently Maintainable?Yes


Water or Air Cooled Mechanical SystemAir
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 TenantsSOC2 + PCI-DSS
Authentication Methods - Data CenterBiometric and Photo Badge Access
Authentication Methods - FacilityAccess Reader, Biometric
On-Site SecurityYes