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Digital Realty To Offer Global Network Neutral Ecosystem

           Digital Realty To Offer Global Network Neutral Ecosystem

New Digital Realty Ecosystem leverages the largest global data center
portfolio to create a neutral, efficient, connectivity-rich environment for
customers

PR Newswire

SAN FRANCISCO, April 25, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Digital Realty Trust, Inc.
(NYSE: DLR), a leading global provider of data center solutions, today
announced the launch of the Company's new connectivity initiative to offer the
Digital Realty Ecosystem of network servicesacross its global portfolio.

"The launch of this important strategy takes our global portfolio to the next
level in terms of network connectivity, which is a key factor for customers
when selecting a data center provider," said Michael F. Foust, chief executive
officer of Digital Realty. "When combined with our scale, expertise and
global footprint, this initiative will give customers a one-stop shop for all
of their data center needs." 

John Sarkis, vice president carrier and connectivity operations for Digital
Realty and architect of the plan, added, "The Digital Realty Ecosystem is
designed to give customers a neutral, efficient, and connectivity rich
environment for our customers to connect, not only to any carrier of choice,
but directly to one another. In addition, this ecosystem will provide an
underlying infrastructure for carriers and service providers to deliver their
entire portfolio of products and services to our customers, without the major
capital intensive deployment costs hindering their business models."

Beginning with the Company's major campus locations including New York Metro,
Boston, Ashburn, Chicago, Dallas, Santa Clara as well as Metro London, the
Company plans to run high count dark fiber between buildings, enabling Digital
Realty to offer a "plug and play" GigE product as well as straight dark fiber
cross-connects to customers, carriers and service providers campus-wide.
Completion of the deployment in the U.S. is expected by the fourth quarter of
2013, followed by Asia Pacific and Europe in the first half of 2014.

"The important distinction here is that we are not building a network, nor are
we becoming a reseller," added Mr. Foust. "The goal of this initiative is to
ensure a robust offering of network and carrier products and services in every
Digital Realty location, making our portfolio the easiest place for both
wholesale and retail colocation customers to locate their data centers."

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.

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 new connectivity initiative,
the Digital Realty Ecosystem, deployment strategy, and expected timing for
deployment. 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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