Digital Realty Launches Comprehensive DCIM Solution

             Digital Realty Launches Comprehensive DCIM Solution

EnVision manages data points in a hierarchy structured around the needs of
data center operators

PR Newswire

SAN FRANCISCO, May 13, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:
DLR), a leading global provider of data center solutions, announced today that
it launched EnVision^SM, a comprehensive data center infrastructure management
(DCIM) solution. EnVision provides increased visibility into data center
operations, including the ability to analyze data in a manner that is
digestible and actionable; a user interface with displays and reports that are
tailored to data center operators; and access to historical data as well as
predictive capabilities.

"Up until now, data has been collected, but it has not necessarily been easily
accessed or arranged in an intuitive manner that is helpful to a data center
operator," said David Schirmacher, senior vice president of portfolio
operations at Digital Realty. "The goal in rolling out EnVision across our
global portfolio is to give our customers a common database that is structured
around the specific needs of data center operators and can therefore manage
the millions of data points that are found in today's large-scale facilities."

According to a June 2012 report from Gartner ("Data Center Infrastructure
Management Tools: Market and Buyer Expectations are Evolving" by David
Cappuccio), "DCIM tools provide insights and improve performance throughout
the data center, including data center assets and physical infrastructure.
They enable the monitoring and collection of low-level infrastructure data to
enable intelligent analysis."

"EnVision links data center IT and infrastructure metrics in order to give our
customers real-time, historical and predictive views into their operations,"
said Michael Foust, chief executive officer at Digital Realty. "This will
benefit our customers in a variety of ways. For example, it will provide
improved efficiency analysis and help operations teams to support future
planning. We are excited to bring EnVision to market and feel that it
represents the next critical stage in the ongoing evolution of DCIM
solutions."

The EnVision rollout will begin this month and take approximately 18 months to
complete across Digital Realty's global data center portfolio, which consists
of 122 properties in 32 markets as of April 26, 2013.

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 122 properties,
excluding three properties held as investments in unconsolidated joint
ventures, comprise approximately 22.7 million square feet as of April 26,
2013, including 2.6 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 EnVision, its features, benefits
and predictive capabilities, and expected timing for rollout. 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 and Quarterly Report on Form
10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2013. 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
Chief Investment Officer    Digital Realty Trust, Inc.
Digital Realty Trust, Inc.  +1 (415) 738-6500
+1 (415) 738-6500
Media Inquiries: pr@digitalrealty.com

SOURCE Digital Realty Trust, Inc.

Website: http://www.digitalrealtytrust.com
 
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