Digital Realty Acquires Operating Data Centre in Sydney

           Digital Realty Acquires Operating Data Centre in Sydney

Institutional quality data centre fully leased to leading IT products and
services provider

PR Newswire

SYDNEY, Jan. 7, 2013

SYDNEY, Jan. 7,2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR), a
leading global provider of data centre solutions, announced today that it has
completed the acquisition of 23-25 Waterloo Road, Macquarie Park, a 7,500
square-meter data centre in Sydney, Australia. The property is currently fully
leased to a leading global provider of IT products and services on a long-term
basis. The purchase price was AU$11.75 million.

"Macquarie Park is an established hub for high tech companies operating in
Sydney. The addition of this institutional quality data centre facility to
our portfolio expands our footprint in the Sydney market, and adds a new
global, blue-chip tenant to our customer base," said Kris Kumar, Senior Vice
President and Regional Head Asia Pacific for Digital Realty. "Along with our
recently completed Turn-Key Flex^SM data centre at Erskine Park, this
acquisition is one more step in our Australian expansion plans, demonstrating
our commitment to this important Asia Pacific market."

"The acquisition of this property is consistent with our Asia Pacific
expansion as well as our strategy of investing in high quality operating
facilities in key data centre markets," said Michael F. Foust, Chief Executive
Officer of Digital Realty. "In addition, we are very pleased to welcome one
of the region's leading global IT service providers to our customer base."

Digital Realty's Turn-Key Flex^SM solution is a modular approach to delivering
secure, enterprise quality data centre space to meet customers' just-in-time
requirements. Designed to provide maximum flexibility, reliability and
efficiency, each Turn-Key Flex facility comes fully commissioned with its own
dedicated electrical and mechanical infrastructure. Utilizing Digital
Realty's proprietary POD Architecture® and extensive supply chain, Digital
Realty's next generation Turn-Key Flex data centre solution is designed for
the future and ready today.

About Digital Realty

Digital Realty Trust, Inc. focuses on delivering customer driven data centre
solutions by providing secure, reliable and cost effective facilities that
meet each customer's unique data centre 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 our acquisition of the Sydney data
centre, our expansion plans in Australia and the Asia Pacific region, and our
investment strategy. 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
centre 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
A. William Stein           Pamela M. Garibaldi           Kris Kumar
Chief Financial Officer    Vice President, Investor      Senior Vice President
and                        Relations                     and
Chief Investment Officer   and Corporate Marketing       Regional Head, Asia
Digital Realty Trust, Inc. Digital Realty Trust, Inc.    Digital Realty Trust,
+1 (415) 738-6500          +1 (415) 738-6500             +65 65053900

SOURCE Digital Realty Trust, Inc.

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