Digital Realty Appoints Bernard Geoghegan Managing Director, EMEA

      Digital Realty Appoints Bernard Geoghegan Managing Director, EMEA

Mr. Geoghegan rejoins Digital Realty after two years at Colt Data Centre

PR Newswire

LONDON, April 8, 2013

LONDON, April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR),
a leading global provider of data centre solutions, announced today that
Bernard Geoghegan joined the Company as managing director, EMEA. Digital
Realty 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. Mr. Geoghegan will be responsible for
overseeing all Digital Realty's operations in EMEA, the Company's largest
region outside of the U.S. currently comprising of approximately 2.1 million
rentable square feet.

Mr. Geoghegan returns to Digital Realty from Colt, where he was executive vice
president of the Data Centre Services division and was instrumental in
developing its modular data centre offering. Prior to joining Colt, Mr.
Geoghegan served as senior vice president of International Operations at
Digital Realty from 2008 through 2010 after joining the Company in 2006 as
vice president, Europe.

"We are very pleased to welcome Bernard Geoghegan back to Digital Realty at
what is an exciting time in the growth of the company's operations in EMEA,"
said Michael F. Foust, chief executive officer of Digital Realty. "As a
well-respected figure in the data centre industry, Bernard has a depth of
experience that is unmatched in our sector. He has been at the forefront of
innovation and possesses key insights into important data centre trends. We
are confident that he will continue the momentum we have established through
our recent acquisitions in the region, and ensure Digital Realty's ongoing
leadership position across our growing operations."

With a career in the data centre, managed services and IT sectors that spans
over 25 years, Bernard Geoghegan has held senior executive and operations
roles at both service providers and end-user organisations. Prior to joining
Digital Realty in 2006, Mr. Geoghegan was chief executive officer and director
at Servecentric Ltd., a data centre managed services provider based in
Ireland. Previously, he was vice president of operations at Worldport, and
held senior IT posts at Xerox, Pioneer Management Ireland and Informix.

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 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 121 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

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. 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          Bernard Geoghegan
Chief Financial Officer  Vice President, Investor      Managing Director, EMEA
and                      Relations 
Chief Investment Officer and Corporate Marketing       Digital Realty Trust,
Digital Realty Trust,    Digital Realty Trust, Inc.    +44 (20) 7954 9128
+1 (415) 738-6500        +1 (415) 738-6500

SOURCE Digital Realty Trust, Inc.

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