Digital Realty Receives Open-IX Certification for Four Data Centers in North America

 Digital Realty Receives Open-IX Certification for Four Data Centers in North
                                   America

Digital Realty ecosystem provides Open-IX connectivity for additional 15 data
centers

PR Newswire

SAN FRANCISCO, April 2, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:
DLR), the global data center and colocation company, announced today that it
has received Open-IX certification for four of the company's data centers: 111
8^th Ave. in New York; 365 Main St. in San Francisco; 2260 E. El Segundo Blvd.
in Los Angeles; and 850 E. Collins in Dallas. Clients will also have access to
Open-IX from an additional 15 Digital Realty data centers through the Digital
Realty ecosystem.

Additionally, Digital Realty is in the planning stages to obtain Open-IX
certification for facilities in Chicago and Ashburn.

Interim CEO Bill Stein commented, "Digital Realty has been a strong advocate
of providing the market with a more neutral and accessible internet exchange
environment. We are delighted that we can now offer our clients access to our
Open-IX certification in many of our North American properties. We will
continue our commitment to the Open-IX community and internet exchange
providers to extend and support a carrier- and ISP-positive environment."

The Open-IX Association is encouraging a more mutual and open model of
internet exchanges, and interconnection within data centers, by issuing
certification to IXP's and data center providers who meet the standards set by
the community.

"The ultimate objective of Open-IX is to reduce interconnection complexity and
the associated costs to users in North America, similar to Europe, where the
neutral and distributed internet exchange model is very common," added John
Sarkis, Digital Realty Vice President of Connectivity. "Everyone benefits –
our clients, their customers, and their end users – by having a more open
internet exchange environment, bringing new levels of efficiency and
resilience to all involved."

Link to services and pricing on Digital Realty website.

Link to video of John Sarkis discussing the Digital Realty open internet
exchange environment.

Link to photo of Digital Realty datacenter at 365 Main St. in San Francisco.

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 131 properties, including 12 properties held as investments in
unconsolidated joint ventures, comprised approximately 24.5 million square
feet as of December 31, 2013, including approximately 1.8 million square feet
of space under active development and 1.3 million square feet of space held
for future 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
http://www.digitalrealty.com

About Open-IX

The Open-IX Association (OIX) is an Internet community-derived effort to
improve the landscape of Internet peering and interconnect in the United
States. OIX encourages the development of neutral and distributed Internet
exchanges in North America while promoting uniform, cost-efficient standards
of performance for interconnections backed by the Internet community. The
association aims to promote common and uniform specifications for data
transfer and physical connectivity and improve IX performance by developing
criteria and methods of measurement to reduce the complexity that restricts
interconnection in fragmented markets. The OIX Board is comprised of volunteer
representatives from the Internet community in the United States, including
Paul L. Andersen,; Donald S. Clark; Dan Golding; Martin Hannigan; Keith
Mitchell; David Temkin; and Barry Tishgart. More information about OIX is
available at www.open-ix.org .

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 Open-IX certification of our
facilities and plans to obtain certification at additional facilities. These
risks and uncertainties include, among others, the following: the impact of
current global economic, credit and market conditions; 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; 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, increased operating costs or increased vacancy rates; increased
competition or available supply of data center space; our inability to
successfully develop and lease new properties and development space;
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, as
amended, for the year ended December 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                 John J. Stewart
Interim Chief Executive Officer, Senior Vice President
Chief Financial Officer and      Investor Relations
Chief Investment Officer         Digital Realty Trust, Inc.
Digital Realty Trust, Inc.       +1 (415) 738-6500
+1 (415) 738-6500

SOURCE Digital Realty Trust, Inc.

Website: http://www.digitalrealtytrust.com
 
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