Digital Realty Trust Selects LZ Technologies for Mission-Critical Operations and Staffing at Paris Data Center Facility
FAIRFAX, VA; September 10, 2008 – LZ Technologies (www.lztechnologies.net) the new joint venture between Lee Technologies and Zenith Technologies that delivers integrated mission-critical facility and IT data center management services to global enterprises, today announced that it has been selected by Digital Realty Trust to provide facility operations and on-site staffing services for DRT’s new multi-tenant data center facility in Paris, France.
Digital Realty Trust is a leading global owner and manager of corporate and Internet gateway data centers, and LZ Technologies will deliver a range of mission-critical facility management services for the 8,000 square meter facility, including: building engineering, on-site technical staffing (including performance and corrective maintenance activities) and operational support for the facility’s electrical, mechanical, HVAC and fire detection infrastructure systems.
“The LZ Technologies joint venture was created to serve this very purpose – extending Lee Technologies’ mission-critical solutions and resources to global enterprises that need to achieve maximum uptime and mitigate risk to their IT and physical infrastructure,” said George Newstrom, President and COO of Lee Technologies. “Leading Fortune 500 companies in every industry rely on Digital Realty Trust’s advanced global data center facilities, and we look forward to meeting the operational and staffing requirements for the Paris facility and its customers.”
“LZ Technologies offered the superior mix of professional expertise and experience that our customer’s mission-critical applications demand. Our historical ability to maintain a “five nines” level of reliability in our facilities is predicated on our ability to work with organizations like LZ Technologies to deliver the level of operational support our customer’s require. We feel that our relationship with them will provide our Paris customers with the high level of service and support that they expect from Digital Realty Trust,” said Ted Martin, Digital Realty Trust’s VP of Operations.
LZ Technologies, based in Dublin, Ireland, is a global joint venture announced in July 2008 between Lee Technologies and Zenith Technologies, a mission-critical IT and automation solutions provider with offices in Ireland, UK, Germany, the U.S., Singapore and India. The venture combines Lee Technologies’ expertise in providing infrastructure operations and support with Zenith’s managed IT and automation solutions, enabling leading commercial enterprises and government organizations to tap the expertise of over 600 global employees.
About LZ Technologies, Ltd.
LZ Technologies was formed by merging the strengths of Lee Technologies and Zenith Technologies Ltd. into a joint company – LZ Technologies Ltd. The combined entity brings over 600 employees together in a company focused on bringing mission-critical infrastructure solutions to a range of sectors.
About Lee Technologies
Lee Technologies is a U.S. based technology solution provider specializing in large-scale data center solutions and professional services to the North American market. Founded in 1983, Lee Technologies designs, builds, operates, monitors and maintains business-critical facilities for some of the most information-reliant private and public sector organizations in the world, including Coca-Cola, Northrop Grumman, the U.S. Department of Defense, Time Warner, Verizon, Harris Corporation, and many others. Ensuring that customer data is always available, reliable and secure, the Lee Technologies team manages more than 700 locations within the U.S. and has eight locations, including its headquarters in Fairfax, Va., and regional representation in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, and Seattle.
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