Digital Realty Announces Data Center Lease With Renderwurks, A Provider Of Server Farms For Animation, Computer Generated Visual

  Digital Realty Announces Data Center Lease With Renderwurks, A Provider Of
        Server Farms For Animation, Computer Generated Visual Effects

Geographic diversity is increasing the demand for large-scale server or
'rendering' farms

PR Newswire

SAN FRANCISCO, April 15, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital Realty Trust, Inc.
(NYSE: DLR), a leading global provider of data center solutions, announced
today that it signed a new Turn-Key Flex℠ lease with RenderWurks, a provider
of large-scale server farms that can be used for animation and computer
generated visual effects. The lease, signed in the second quarter of 2013, is
for space at a data center in Dallas, Texas.

"RenderWurks is a pioneer in the server/rendering farm industry and we are
pleased to welcome it to our portfolio," said Andrew Schaap, vice president of
sales at Digital Realty. "Our flexible solutions will allow RenderWurks to
provide its customers with a solution that is both scalable and cost
effective. It is exciting for us to be part of the early-stage growth of such
a dynamic firm and industry."

"Digital Realty's state-of-the-art data center will make it possible for us to
accommodate the rendering needs of our customers across a range of
verticals—animation, computer-generated visual effects, engineering and
architecture," said Jeremey Poe, Marketing Manager for RenderWurks, and its
sister company TruSurv Hosting Solutions. "The way business is done today, we
have to provide a solution that is flexible and will allow our customers to
grow or shrink their services as their processing and data storage needs
change on a per project basis. Texas offers the best economic value for us,
and our customers, and Digital Realty brings that final piece to the table."
RenderWurks and TruSurv are both subsidiaries of TTHS Holdings, LLC.

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 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 121 properties,
excluding three properties held as investments in unconsolidated joint
ventures, comprise approximately 22.7 million square feet as of April 3, 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 the new lease with RenderWurks and
drivers for growth in data center demand and requirements. 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


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SOURCE Digital Realty Trust, Inc.

Website: http://www.digitalrealtytrust.com
 
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