Digital Realty To Enhance Networking Offering And Names John Sarkis Vice President, Connectivity & Carrier Operations

   Digital Realty To Enhance Networking Offering And Names John Sarkis Vice
                 President, Connectivity & Carrier Operations

Seasoned Executive Brings Global Networking Expertise to Digital Realty's Data
Center Portfolio

PR Newswire

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 14, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:
DLR), a leading global provider of data center solutions, has named John
Sarkis Vice President, Connectivity & Carrier Operations. Mr. Sarkis will be
responsible for overseeing the Company's network and carrier products and
services offerings across its global data center portfolio.

Mr. Sarkis joins Digital Realty from Deutsche Telekom North America, Inc.,
where he spent nearly 14 years in a variety of management roles developing
Deutsche Telekom's global network. In his last position as Head of Global
Telehouse Real Estate, he was responsible for 192 locations across 27
countries. He oversaw all aspects of data center and carrier facilities
development, retro-fit and management, from site selection to operating
procedures.

"John is an industry veteran with a deep knowledge of the carrier landscape
and the expertise to create seamless connectivity solutions for our customers
across geographies," said Michael F. Foust, Chief Executive Officer of Digital
Realty. "Our global portfolio of network-rich facilities and extensive
carrier relationships combined with John's experience and expertise will
enable us to provide our enterprise and colocation customers with an enhanced
level of connectivity options, including bundled IP, connectivity provisioning
and private peering arrangements. This combination further strengthens
Digital Realty's value proposition for our customers and competitive advantage
in the marketplace." 

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 http://www.digitalrealty.com.

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 providing our enterprise and
colocation customers with enhanced connectivity options. 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.

Website: http://www.digitalrealtytrust.com
 
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