Digital Realty Maintained 100% Uptime At Its Owned And Operated Facilities Affected By Superstorm Sandy

  Digital Realty Maintained 100% Uptime At Its Owned And Operated Facilities
                         Affected By Superstorm Sandy

Company focus on emergency preparedness, ongoing maintenance program and
multiple fuel contracts key to ensuring 100% uptime for customers

PR Newswire

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 15, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:
DLR), a leading global provider of data center solutions, announced today that
its owned and operated facilities that were in the path of Superstorm Sandy
and the Nor'easter that followed maintained 100% uptime. A total of 15 sites
were directly impacted in seven states, including Massachusetts, Connecticut,
New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and North Carolina.

As part of its ongoing preparedness program, Digital Realty maintains multiple
contracts with fuel suppliers to provide uninterrupted power to its
customers. Under these fuel contracts, Digital Realty took delivery of over
176,000 gallons of fuel, consuming over 60% in 165 hours of generator support
for its data centers impacted by utility outages. Additionally, the Company
assisted several customers with procuring over 30,000 gallons of fuel for
their own corporate data centers, some of which were located at sites that
were not owned or operated by Digital Realty.

"We arranged for fuel, if needed, for our customers' primary and secondary
locations that were in the path of Sandy," said David Caron, Senior Vice
President, Portfolio Management at Digital Realty. "It proved to be a sound
decision. With respect to our facilities, we believe our performance during
these extraordinary circumstances demonstrated the resiliency of our Turn-Key
Flex℠ design as well as the skill and dedication of our technical and property
operations teams."

Digital Realty operating team members worked over 9,000 hours during the storm
and immediately afterwards in order to ensure the Company's data centers had
the power resources needed to support customers' operations.

As an added precaution, Digital Realty had dispatched manufacturers'
representatives to be on site around the clock to assist customers who might
face problems that would not have otherwise been resolved due to
transportation limitations. Over 9 megawatts of power were provided via
generators for extended utility outages at four of the Company's facilities.

"With a total of 15 sites affected by the storm, we are especially proud of
the way our local teams performed over the past few weeks. Their commitment
and dedication resulted in the highest level of customer service under the
most challenging circumstances," said Michael F. Foust, Chief Executive
Officer at Digital Realty. "Our teams kept our customers' data centers up and
running, often coming up with creative solutions under extremely difficult
conditions, and in some cases supported data center operations at non-Digital
Realty locations. Their outstanding performance and the resiliency of our
designs were the direct result of our long operating history, our rigorous
maintenance and testing procedures, as well as our disciplined approach to
emergency preparedness."

About Digital Realty
Digital Realty Trust, Inc. focuses on delivering customer driven data center
solutions by providing secure, reliable and cost effective facilities that
meet each customer's unique data center needs. Digital Realty's customers
include domestic and international companies across multiple industry
verticals ranging from information technology and Internet enterprises, to
manufacturing and financial services. Digital Realty's 110 properties,
excluding three properties held as investments in unconsolidated joint
ventures, comprise approximately 21.2 million square feet as of October 26,
2012, including 2.2 million square feet of space held for redevelopment.
Digital Realty's portfolio is located in 32 markets throughout Europe, North
America, Asia and Australia. Additional information about Digital Realty is
included in the Company Overview, which is available on the Investors page of
Digital Realty's website at

Safe Harbor Statement
This press release contains forward-looking statements which are based on
current expectations, forecasts and assumptions that involve risks and
uncertainties that could cause actual outcomes and results to differ
materially, including statements related to the impact of Superstorm Sandy on
our operations, which are based on our current estimates. These risks and
uncertainties include, among others, the following: the impact of the recent
deterioration in global economic, credit and market conditions, including the
downgrade of the U.S. government's credit rating; current local economic
conditions in our geographic markets; decreases in information technology
spending, including as a result of economic slowdowns or recession; adverse
economic or real estate developments in our industry or the industry sectors
that we sell to (including risks relating to decreasing real estate valuations
and impairment charges); our dependence upon significant tenants; bankruptcy
or insolvency of a major tenant or a significant number of smaller tenants;
defaults on or non-renewal of leases by tenants; our failure to obtain
necessary debt and equity financing; increased interest rates and operating
costs; risks associated with using debt to fund our business activities,
including re-financing and interest rate risks, our failure to repay debt when
due, adverse changes in our credit ratings or our breach of covenants or other
terms contained in our loan facilities and agreements; financial market
fluctuations; changes in foreign currency exchange rates; our inability to
manage our growth effectively; difficulty acquiring or operating properties in
foreign jurisdictions; our failure to successfully integrate and operate
acquired or redeveloped properties or businesses; risks related to joint
venture investments, including as a result of our lack of control of such
investments; delays or unexpected costs in development or redevelopment of
properties; decreased rental rates or increased vacancy rates; increased
competition or available supply of data center space; our inability to
successfully develop and lease new properties and space held for
redevelopment; difficulties in identifying properties to acquire and
completing acquisitions; our inability to acquire off-market properties; our
inability to comply with the rules and regulations applicable to reporting
companies; our failure to maintain our status as a REIT; possible adverse
changes to tax laws; restrictions on our ability to engage in certain business
activities; environmental uncertainties and risks related to natural
disasters; losses in excess of our insurance coverage; changes in foreign laws
and regulations, including those related to taxation and real estate ownership
and operation; and changes in local, state and federal regulatory
requirements, including changes in real estate and zoning laws and increases
in real property tax rates. For a further list and description of such risks
and uncertainties, see the reports and other filings by the Company with the
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company's Annual Report
on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 and Quarterly Reports on
Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2012, June 30, 2012 and September
30, 2012. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or
revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information,
future events or otherwise.

For Additional Information:
A. William Stein             Pamela M. Garibaldi
Chief Financial Officer and  Vice President, Investor Relations and
Chief Investment Officer     Corporate Marketing
Digital Realty Trust, Inc.   Digital Realty Trust, Inc.
+1 (415) 738-6500            +1 (415) 738-6500

SOURCE Digital Realty Trust, Inc.

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