Digital Realty Signs Turn-Key Flex(SM) Lease With Peak Hosting

        Digital Realty Signs Turn-Key Flex(SM) Lease With Peak Hosting

Multi-market presence and flexibility key to selecting Digital Realty

PR Newswire

SAN FRANCISCO, June 11, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, June11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:
DLR), a leading global provider of data center solutions, today announced the
commencement of its new Turn-Key Flex^SM lease with Peak Hosting, a trusted
managed Operations-as-a-Service provider. The new lease is for Turn-Key Flex
space at Digital Realty's data center located in Ashburn, VA and will expand
the brand and service offerings of Peak Hosting and support Peak Hosting's
critical operations, including disaster recovery.

"We are very pleased to expand our relationship with Peak Hosting at our
Digital Ashburn Datacampus," said Michael F. Foust, Chief Executive Officer of
Digital Realty. "Understanding their business needs in terms of geographic
diversity and flexibility enabled us to deliver a data center solution that
will support their immediate and long-term growth plans."

"Several factors led to our choosing Digital Realty to expand our east coast
footprint," said Jeffrey Papen, founder of Peak Hosting. "We committed to over
a megawatt in one of Digital Realty's newest properties where we can leverage
our deep consulting and technological experience to build, from scratch, a
managed hosting environment where we can implement custom designs to solve the
specific business problems that our clients face."

Referring to Digital Realty's data center as a "blank canvas" with an
independent power and cooling infrastructure, Papen stated that Peak Hosting's
latest expansion will help reduce client costs because of its energy
efficiency. He added that Peak Hosting's proprietary AlwaysUp Architecture^SM
allows it to stand alone as the only cloud or managed hosting provider to
deliver a 100 percent service level agreement with zero exceptions or carve
outs for scheduled or emergency maintenance windows.

For more than a decade, Peak Hosting has positioned itself to allow its
clients the freedom to concentrate on the things it cannot outsource, such as
developing intellectual property and sales and marketing programs. "For
companies with less than 1,000 servers, the economic incentive to do things
in-house simply isn't there," said Matt Lewin, Chief Executive Officer for
Peak Hosting. "It just becomes a distraction," Lewin said. "We are eliminating
'cloud fatigue' for businesses across the nation and providing the best
engineers, architects, and support staff on the Internet. This isn't just
'managed hosting'; it's a fully-outsourced, customized technical operations
service."

"Our commitment to meet customer requirements with flexible and reliable data
center solutions will continue to differentiate us in the market place," said
Matt Miszewski, Senior Vice President, Sales of Digital Realty. "Not every
provider can offer the same level of commitment to customers – and we excel at
seamlessly putting the right pieces together in order to deliver the best data
center solution so that our customers can extend their brand and services in
the way that Peak Hosting is doing today."

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 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 North America, Europe,
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.

About Peak Hosting
Peak Hosting, selected by HostReview as one of the Top 10 companies in the
category of Best Managed Hosting, is a fully-outsourced technical operations
company that custom designs, builds and maintains enterprise-level computing
environments for businesses. Peak Hosting's engineers, who average more than
15 years of industry experience, have designed, built, and scaled many of the
largest and most well-known Internet giants.

Safe Harbor Statement
This press release contains forward-looking statements which are based on
Digital Realty Trust, Inc.'s current expectations, forecasts and assumptions
that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual outcomes and
results to differ materially, including statements related to Digital Realty's
new lease with Peak Hosting, supporting Peak Hosting's future growth plans,
expected cost savings to Peak Hosting's customers, and strategies and plans.
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 its geographic markets; decreases in information
technology spending, including as a result of economic slowdowns or recession;
adverse economic or real estate developments in its industry or the industry
sectors that it sells to (including risks relating to decreasing real estate
valuations and impairment charges); its 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; its failure to
obtain necessary debt and equity financing; increased interest rates and
operating costs; risks associated with using debt to fund its business
activities, including re-financing and interest rate risks, its failure to
repay debt when due, adverse changes in its credit ratings or its breach of
covenants or other terms contained in its loan facilities and agreements;
financial market fluctuations; changes in foreign currency exchange rates; its
inability to manage its growth effectively; difficulty acquiring or operating
properties in foreign jurisdictions; its failure to successfully integrate and
operate acquired or developed properties or businesses; the suitability of its
properties and data center infrastructure, delays or disruptions in
connectivity, failure of its physical infrastructure or services or
availability of power; risks related to joint venture investments, including
as a result of its 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;
its inability to successfully develop and lease new properties and space held
for development; difficulties in identifying properties to acquire and
completing acquisitions; its inability to acquire off-market properties; its
inability to comply with the rules and regulations applicable to reporting
companies; its failure to maintain its status as a REIT; possible adverse
changes to tax laws; restrictions on its ability to engage in certain business
activities; environmental uncertainties and risks related to natural
disasters; losses in excess of its 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 Digital Realty Trust,
Inc. with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including Digital
Realty Trust, Inc.'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. Digital Realty Trust, Inc. 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
Chief Investment Officer    Investor Relations
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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