Digital Realty Establishes Distributed Cloud Data Centre Connectivity Platform

Digital Realty Establishes Distributed Cloud Data Centre Connectivity Platform

Solution leverages Epsilon's global network exchange, powered by BTI Systems

PR Newswire

LONDON, Aug. 19, 2013

LONDON, Aug. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Digital Realty (NYSE: DLR), a leading
global provider of data centre solutions, has signed a network partnering
agreement with Epsilon, a privately owned communications service provider, to
offer a dynamic bandwidth solution to cloud and content providers for seamless
backbone connectivity. The solution leverages Epsilon's extensive experience
in operating high-density metro connectivity platforms. The new platform
facilitates enhanced connectivity for cloud and content providers from Digital
Realty's London-area data centres with seamless interconnectivity to over 65
data centres globally. The establishment of points of presence in two of
Digital Realty's data centre locations in the UK represents the initial phase
of the deployment plan, which the company expects to extend across Europe.

"Our goal is to provide flexible solutions that accommodate the evolving needs
of our customers' businesses, now and in the future," said Bernard Geoghegan,
Managing Director, EMEA, for Digital Realty. "Our London-area customers
require on-demand and rapidly scalable automation of their bandwidth as part
of their data centre solutions. We are pleased to offer this platform as we
continue to build the Digital Realty Ecosystem across our portfolio in Europe
and globally."

This enhanced connectivity platform will operate on a major dark fibre ring,
commissioned by Digital Realty, the initial deployment of which connected
Digital Realty's data centres in Chessington and Woking with 22 key
London-area Internet and metro gateway centres. This partnership facilitates
the creation of an intelligent, application-aware network fabric. Customers
will benefit from connectivity to 25 additional London metro gateways, as well
as interconnectivity to more than 500 carrier, service, Internet exchange,
OTT, cloud, content and local access providers currently connected on
Epsilon's exchange.

"Epsilon's global network exchange, powered by BTI's Cloud Networking
Solution, provides the platform that we believe will help us achieve our
distributed cloud data centre vision," said Robert Bath, Vice President,
Engineering, at Digital Realty. "We expect the solution to attract a new class
of global cloud and content provider customers to our data centres."

Epsilon operates the largest global network exchange, powered by BTI's
intelligent networking software and systems, to enable the delivery of
on-demand metro connectivity services in days rather than weeks. Supported by
BTI's Cloud Networking Solutions, including its industry-first Intelligent
Cloud Connect platform, Epsilon has created an application-aware network to
rapidly scale capacity to support 100G connectivity and facilitate on-demand
switching of cloud-based application workloads between data centres.

"We see growing demand from data centre customers for our outsourced
connectivity model and this agreement with Digital Realty reaffirms our
commitment to supporting cloud and content connectivity development," said
Andreas Hipp, Chief Executive Officer at Epsilon. "As a global provider, we
are driven by service excellence and agile operational objectives. Working
with BTI helps us achieve our dual mission by simplifying network operations
and increasing service velocity, while enabling the introduction of new cloud
connectivity services."

"Today's data centre and cloud ecosystem is driven by service innovation and
partnership," said Steven Waszak, President and CEO at BTI Systems. "Digital
Realty, Epsilon and BTI represent an exciting cloud-centric collaboration that
leverages leading technologies, strategies and solutions. Together we have
established an application-aware, distributed cloud data centre connectivity
solution to serve Digital Realty's global cloud and content providers."

About Digital Realty

Digital Realty 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 127 properties, including three
properties held as investments in unconsolidated joint ventures, comprise
approximately 23.7 million square feet as of June 30, 2013, including 2.8
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 Epsilon

Epsilon is an award-winning enabler of connectivity services to communications
service providers around the world. They operate the world's largest Global
Network Exchange with 500+ network operators pre-connected and ready for their
networks to be used to create tailor-made solutions for service providers
globally. Their services portfolio includes managed networks, co-location,
system integration, first line maintenance and access solutions for voice
service aggregation. As a carrier neutral infrastructure provider, they
operate and source the highest quality networks and services in more than 170
countries and build flexible network solutions for national, regional and
international communications companies. www.epsilontel.com

About BTI

BTI delivers solutions that transform the economics, performance and
innovation of global networks through intelligent networking software and
systems. Leading content, cloud and service providers choose BTI to drive
improved operational efficiencies and profitably deliver high-value services
to businesses and consumers around the globe. With more than 350 customers,
BTI is headquartered in North America, and operates regional sales, marketing,
and R&D centers of excellence throughout the world. For more information,
visit www.btisystems.com

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 its distributed
cloud data centre connectivity platform, its partnership with Epsilon, BTI's
products and services, the deployment plan, the Digital Realty Ecosystem,
benefits to customers, its strategy and goals, and expectations about customer
demand. 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 centre 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 centre 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 Reports on Form 10-Q for
the quarters ended March 31, 2013 and June 30, 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:

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Chief Financial Officer  Vice President, Investor      Managing Director, EMEA
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Digital Realty Trust,    +1 (415) 738-6500             +44 (20) 7954 9128
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