Digital Realty Announces Results Of Annual Asia Pacific Data Centre Demand Survey

  Digital Realty Announces Results Of Annual Asia Pacific Data Centre Demand
                                    Survey

Independent study commissioned by Digital Realty indicates continued growth in
Singapore, Australia, Hong Kong and Japan, driven by industry demand for
increased security

PR Newswire

SINGAPORE, April 1, 2013

SINGAPORE, April 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:
DLR), a leading global provider of data centre solutions, has released the
results of a study of Asia Pacific data centre trends based on a detailed
survey of senior decision makers at large corporations in Singapore,
Australia, Hong Kong, and Japan. The research was conducted on behalf of
Digital Realty by independent research firm Campos Research & Analysis.

The survey of senior leadership at large corporations in the four APAC regions
indicates continued growth for the data centre industry in 2013 and 2014:

  oA strong majority of respondents (83%) indicated that they plan to expand
    their data centres in either 2013 or 2014;
  oIncreased security was the most important reason given for data centre
    expansion, followed by disaster recovery;
  oThe trend is toward more efficient data centres with the following
    attributes:

       oLess raised floor space (13,300 square feet /1,235 square metres on
         average, compared to 14,800 square feet / 1,375 square metres in last
         year's survey);
       oPower needs remained constant (an average requirement of 5.0 kW per
         rack, compared to 5.1 kW per rack a year ago);

  oThe survey respondents indicated a strong preference for APAC locations
    for their new data centres; and
  oTwo-thirds of respondents would rather see the data centre in the country
    where they work. The most popular target locations cited were Singapore,
    Hong Kong, Tokyo and Sydney.

In a recent research report titled Data Center Services On Fire In Emerging
Asia Pacific, Forrester Research Senior Analyst Seepij Gupta states,
"Forrester estimates a 22% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for the next
five years in third-party data center services."

"The results of the Campos study, as well as Forrester's research, confirm the
continued demand for data centre space in our markets," said Kris Kumar,
regional head of Asia Pacific at Digital Realty. "Customer demand is being
fueled by similar trends we are seeing in other parts of the world. Our
customers' need improved security, especially in light of the trends towards
cloud, virtualization, and an increased reliance on critical IT systems."

For Further Information

A summary of the Campos survey results can be found at the company Knowledge
Center at www.digitalrealty.com via the "Thought Leadership" dropdown menu.

About the Methodology

Research was commissioned by Digital Realty and carried out independently by
Campos. Results of this study are based on surveys of 401 IT decision makers
at large corporations with annual revenues of at least US$500M and/or at least
500 employees (at least 2,000 employees for Singapore). The survey includes
100 decision makers in each of Australia, Singapore and Japan, and 101 in Hong
Kong. All survey participants are directly involved in the process of
managing, executing contracts for, implementing or expanding existing data
centres. Data centre internal customers also participated. All participants
were senior level executives or management, including CxOs, in IT, MIS, IS or
Finance. The survey was conducted in January 2013.

About Campos Research & Analysis

Campos Research & Analysis conducts consumer research and business-to-business
research, using qualitative and quantitative methodologies, to address the
business issues of client companies. Campos Research & Analysis was founded in
1988 by Rusty Campos. Ellen Campos became a principal in the firm in 2000.
Between them, the principals have nearly 50 years of research experience, both
client-side in Fortune 500 companies and supply-side with Honomichl 50 market
research companies. For more information, visit www.cr-a.com.

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 119 properties,
excluding three properties held as investments in unconsolidated joint
ventures, comprise approximately 22.2 million square feet as of February 28,
2013, including 2.4 million square feet of space held for development. 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 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 future data centre expansion
expectations, future data centre attributes, the most popular locations for
future data centres, the compound annual growth rate for the next five years
in third-party data center services, and the continued demand for data
centres, all in the Asia Pacific region. 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 developed properties or businesses; the suitability of our
properties and data center infrastructure, delays or disruptions in
connectivity, failure of our physical infrastructure or services or
availability of power; risks related to joint venture investments, including
as a result of our lack of control of such investments; delays or unexpected
costs in development 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 development; 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, 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     Kris Kumar
Chief Financial Officer and        Vice President,         Senior Vice
                                   Investor Relations      President and
Chief Investment Officer           and Corporate Marketing Regional Head, Asia
                                                           Pacific
Digital Realty Trust, Inc.         Digital Realty Trust,   Digital Realty
                                   Inc.                    Trust, Inc.
+1 (415) 738-6500                  +1 (415) 738-6500       +65 65053900
Media Inquiries:
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SOURCE Digital Realty Trust, Inc.

Website: http://www.digitalrealtytrust.com
 
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