AMS-IX to Open Internet Exchange in Digital Realty's New York Data Center

  AMS-IX to Open Internet Exchange in Digital Realty's New York Data Center

Agreement represents AMS-IX's second site with DLR after Amsterdam and the
first in the U.S.

PR Newswire

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 6, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Amsterdam Internet Exchange
(AMS-IX), the world's leading Internet exchange operator, and Digital Realty
(NYSE: DLR), a leading global provider of data center solutions, today
announced the deployment of AMS-IX in Digital Realty's data center facility in
New York City. This new business initiative is a response to the endorsement
process by the Open-IX community for the creation of a neutral,
member-governed, and distributed Internet exchange in the United States.

AMS-IX plans to establish a distributed Internet exchange in several locations
across the U.S. with its initial New York presence in Digital Realty's data
center. In Amsterdam, the AMS-IX exchange platform is distributed across 12
data centers serving over 600 Internet provider (IP) networks around the
globe, making it the largest exchange in the world.

"We are very pleased to be partnering with Digital Realty on the deployment of
the first AMS-IX distributed exchange in New York, and look forward to working
with them on future AMS-IX locations across their US portfolio," said Job
Witteman, CEO of AMS-IX. "We believe that a distributed exchange offers the
best value if customers have a wide selection of data center locations to
choose from. We are committed to bringing about this market transformation and
glad to partner with Digital Realty."

The opportunity to start neutral, distributed Internet exchanges in the U.S
fits AMS-IX's strategy of building exchanges in hub locations around the
world. Witteman and his team believe this model will add value to the IP
interconnection market in the U.S. by decreasing complexity as well as

"Having AMS-IX as part of our open Internet exchange environment provides the
foundation for a successful initiative for our customers," said John Sarkis,
Vice President, Carrier and Connectivity Operations, at Digital Realty. "With
our ecosystem in place, our customers, not only in the NY Metro market, but
across our entire portfolio, will have direct access to the AMS-IX exchange in
New York, helping solidify the movement towards a more efficient means of

"We are pleased to be collaborating with AMS-IX on this important initiative,"
said Michael F. Foust, Chief Executive Officer at Digital Realty. "By helping
establish a truly open Internet exchange environment, we are supporting the
community's desire for neutral exchanges that are more efficient and
cost-effective than those available today. The end result for our clients will
be access to enhanced interconnectivity and Internet peering capabilities."

"With our experience of building and managing exchanges in Europe, Asia, the
Caribbean and Africa, we have a blueprint for rolling out new exchanges," said
Henk Steenman, CTO at AMS-IX. "All of the configurations, management and
monitoring systems are defined and available for us to deploy. Of main
importance is to grow the team and to deploy the equipment and local fiber
between the data centers."

Open-IX is an initiative started by a group of Internet network operators,
content owners and distributors and other market parties, such as data center
providers, that encourages the development of a neutral, member-governed and
distributed Internet exchange model in North America. The Open-IX group formed
the Open-IX Association and installed an interim board following the U.S.
launch of the initiative in August of this year.

About AMS-IX
Established in the early 1990s, Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) is a
neutral and independent Internet exchange based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
AMS-IX interconnects over 600 IP networks and its business traffic has a peak
of more than 2.5 terabits per second, making it the largest Internet exchange
in the world. The AMS-IX platform provides a professional, high quality,
non-blocking peering service for all types of IP traffic, be it regular IP
data such as email or web content, to also video/TV and hosting and cloud
parties. AMS-IX additionally hosts the first mobile peering point worldwide,
the Global GPRS Roaming Exchange (GRX) and the Mobile Data Exchange (MDX) and
the first interconnection of IPX networks (Inter-IPX). AMS-IX deploys two
other Internet exchanges abroad: AMS-IX Hong Kong in the Asia Pacific region
and AMS-IX Caribbean, based in Curacao. Currently, the AMS-IX East Africa
Exchange Point is being built in Mombasa, Kenya. Additional information about
AMS-IX is available on the organization's website at and about
AMS-IX New York on

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 financial services, cloud and information technology
services, to manufacturing, energy, health care and consumer products.
Digital Realty's 130 properties, including twelve properties held as
investments in unconsolidated joint ventures, comprise approximately 23.8
million square feet as of September 30, 2013, including 2.8 million square
feet of space held for development. Digital Realty's portfolio is located in
33 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

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 our agreement
with AMS-IX, expected timing to deploy Internet exchanges in additional
Digital Realty facilities, and benefits to our customers. 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 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.

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Chief Investment Officer    Digital Realty Trust, Inc.
Digital Realty Trust, Inc.  +1 (415) 738-6500
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