Digital Realty Acquires Site In Amsterdam Suburb With Plans To Build 11.5 MW Data Centre

 Digital Realty Acquires Site In Amsterdam Suburb With Plans To Build 11.5 MW
                                 Data Centre

PR Newswire

LONDON, July 23, 2013

LONDON, July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR),
a leading global provider of data centre solutions, today announced that it
has purchased a 5.37 acre site at De President, Hoofddorp, Haarlemmermeer, a
suburb of Amsterdam, with plans to build a 15,900 square metre, 11.5 megawatt
data centre. The development plans include six data halls, each capable of
supporting 1.92 megawatts of IT load with dedicated infrastructure services
and cooling options tailored to meet customers' needs.

Construction of the data centre is expected to begin in the fourth quarter of
2013 with the first two data halls to be delivered in mid-2014. Each data hall
will be designed utilizing Digital Realty's POD 3.0 architecture, a modular
approach to building mechanical and electrical systems that reduces time to
market and optimizes the amount of IT capacity for each suite, while providing
optimal reliability and uptime availability. Importantly for many businesses
in the region, the site will also afford superior connectivity as well as
access to multiple Tier 1 and Tier 2 International Carriers. In addition, it
will connect via Amsterdam's main fibre ring to Digital Realty's other
European data centres as well as its U.S. locations.

Bernard Geoghegan, Managing Director, Europe, Middle East and Africa of
Digital Realty, said: "Amsterdam is ideally located at the heart of the demand
we are seeing for today's networked data centre requirements across Europe.
Feedback from enterprises indicates that a 'well-connected' data centre is
critical to their businesses. Transporting large volumes of data at high
speeds is key to enabling IT initiatives, such as cloud computing. Our
state-of-the-art De President facility will provide an ecosystem unrivalled in
terms of connectivity to support companies of all sizes in Amsterdam."

Haarlemmermeer's Alderman for Economic Development Arthur van Dijk said: "We
are proud that Digital Realty has selected De President as the site for its
new data centre. Thanks to excellent fibre accessibility, it is a prime
location and the facility will benefit businesses not just in the local area,
but the wider Amsterdam region."

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 centre 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 atwww.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 our acquisition of the Hoofddorp
site; development plans, including expected square meters and megawatt
capacity, and timing of construction; demand in Europe; and benefit to the
Amsterdam region. 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 centre 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 centre 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           Bernard Geoghegan
Chief Financial Officer  Vice President, Investor      Managing Director, EMEA
and                      Relations
Chief Investment Officer Digital Realty Trust, Inc.    Digital Realty Trust,
                                                       Inc.
Digital Realty Trust,    +1 (415) 738-6500             +44 (20) 7954 9120
Inc.
+1 (415) 738-6500

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SOURCE Digital Realty Trust, Inc.

Website: http://www.digitalrealtytrust.com
 
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