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Digital Realty Achieves 'five 9s' of Uptime for Sixth Consecutive Year

    Digital Realty Achieves 'five 9s' of Uptime for Sixth Consecutive Year

PR Newswire

SAN FRANCISCO, April 3, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:
DLR), a leading global provider of data center solutions, today announced that
the company achieved "five 9s" of uptime for its Turn-Key Flex^SM data centers
for the sixth consecutive year with 99.999% availability during 2012. The
uptime metrics are based on a comprehensive evaluation of the company's
Turn-Key Flex facilities worldwide using standard industry methodology.

"This is the sixth consecutive year Digital Realty has provided the highest
level of reliability in uptime," said Dave Caron, senior vice president of
portfolio management at Digital Realty. "Over the past six years, our
operating portfolio of Turn-Key Flex facilities has grown from 23 to 158 data
centers. During this time, our Turn-Key Flex data centers have provided nearly
228 million minutes, approximately 443 years, of uptime. Our standards-based
approach to construction, operations and a rigorous maintenance program
coupled with the industry leading team of experts managing our data centers
allows us to consistently deliver solutions that provide the reliability our
customers require to run their businesses."

Digital Realty's data center network supports more than 30 Fortune 500
companies across the globe. The company's commitment to uptime reliability
allows its customers – telecommunications network providers, IT services
firms, financial services organizations, Internet enterprises and corporate
enterprise customers – to continue to run their businesses without disruption.

"I am extremely proud of our uptime performance this year," said Michael F.
Foust, chief executive officer at Digital Realty. "Our data center
infrastructure not only performed as expected under normal circumstances, we
experienced zero down time in Digital Realty owned and operated data centers
in the path of Superstorm Sandy. This is a testament not only to the strength
and resiliency of our designs, but also to the teams we have on the ground
operating the data centers on behalf of our customers."

Digital Realty's Turn-Key Flex solution is a modular approach to delivering
secure, enterprise quality data center 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 center 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 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 our uptime statistics and our
approach to construction, operations and maintenance. 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
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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