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Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (IXE)

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Monday 02 July, 2007

Digital Realty Trust, Inc.

IXEurope Signs Major Datacentre Agreement With ...

SAN FRANCISCO and PARIS, July 2 /PRNewswire/ --

    - Digital Realty Trust Formally Opens French Sales & Operations Office 
in Paris

    Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR), a leading owner and manager of 
corporate datacentres and Internet gateways, today announced that IXEurope 
Plc (AIM: IXE), Europe's specialist datacentre services company, has signed a 
new lease for 2,500 square metres (approx. 26,000 square feet) of Powered 
Base Building(TM) space in Digital Realty Trust's facility in Paris, France. 
IXEurope ( plans to create an advanced datacentre
facility and expects to begin making space available to customers in the
fourth quarter of 2007.

    "Extending our presence in this prime location in Paris is in direct
response to demand for highly specified datacentre capacity and reflects our
expectations on the forward growth and momentum of the business," said Michel
Brignano, General Manager, IXEurope France.

    "Our facility on the outskirts of Paris is ideally suited to meet the
strong demand for advanced datacentre space from both French and
international companies with operations in Paris," said Bernard Geoghegan,
Vice President of Digital Realty Trust -- Europe. "This agreement with
IXEurope brings the existing datacentre facility to 100% leased. We look
forward to supporting IXEurope and the other companies that lease space in
this outstanding facility as we move forward with our plans to redevelop the
remaining 200,000 square feet into premium Build-to-Suit and Turn-Key

    Acquired in 2006, the facility consists of a 151,000 square foot
datacentre facility, which includes more than 76,000 square feet of raised
floor. The property also features more than 200,000 square feet of space that
is available for redevelopment. Digital Realty Trust plans to deliver the
first phase of the redevelopment space, consisting of over 10,000 square
meters (107,000 square feet) of raised floor, to the market by the end of the
first quarter of 2008. The site benefits from a total of 36MVA of fully
redundant power from three separate sub-stations.

    "Truly high-quality datacentre space with this level of power is
difficult to find in Paris, which makes our facility unique in the French
market," said Adam Levine, European Sales Director for Digital Realty Trust.
"With our redevelopment plans, Digital Realty Trust will offer customers a
significant amount of Turn-Key Datacentre(TM) as well as Powered Base
Building(TM) space that can accommodate build-to-suit projects -- giving us
the flexibility to meet customers' immediate and future datacentre

    Digital Realty Trust's new Paris office is located at 19 Boulevard
Malesherbes in Paris and is managed by Adam Levine, who has recently joined
Digital Realty Trust as European Sales Director. Mr. Levine comes to Digital
Realty Trust from CBRE where he was an associate director responsible for its
Technology Practice Group department in France, which focuses on the
technology and telecommunication sector.

    To contact Digital Realty Trust's Paris office, call +33-1-55-27-36-45 or
email Adam Levine at [email protected]

About Digital Realty Trust, Inc.

    Digital Realty Trust, Inc. owns, acquires, repositions and manages
technology-related real estate. Digital Realty Trust's 62 properties,
excluding one property held in an unconsolidated joint venture, contain
applications and operations critical to the day-to-day operations of
technology industry tenants and corporate enterprise datacentre tenants.
Comprising approximately 11.4 million rentable square feet, including 1.7
million square feet of space held for redevelopment, Digital Realty Trust's
portfolio is located in 25 markets throughout North America and Europe. For
additional information, please visit the Digital Realty Trust's website at

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. Such forward looking statements include statements related to it
redevelopment plans for its Paris data center facility. These risks and
uncertainties include adverse economic or real estate developments in the
Company's markets or the technology industry, and specifically in the Paris
market; general economic conditions; defaults on or non-renewal of leases by
tenants; increased interest rates and operating costs; inability to manage
domestic and international growth effectively; failure to obtain necessary
outside financing; decreased rental rates or increased vacancy rates;
difficulties in identifying properties to acquire and completing acquisitions
at acceptable return levels; failure to successfully operate acquired
properties and operations; failure of acquired properties to perform as
expected; failure to successfully redevelop properties acquired for such
purposes or unexpected costs related thereto; failure to maintain the
Company's status as a REIT; environmental uncertainties and risks related to
natural disasters; financial market fluctuations; changes in foreign currency
exchange rates; risks of operating in foreign markets; and 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 United States Securities and
Exchange Commission, or SEC, including the Company's annual report on
Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006, as updated by subsequent
reports on Form 10-Q and Form 8-K filed with the SEC. 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

    For Additional Information:

    A. William Stein
    Chief Financial Officer and
    Chief Investment Officer
    Digital Realty Trust, Inc.

    Pamela A. Matthews
    Investor/Analyst Information
    Digital Realty Trust, Inc.

    Chris Crosby
    Sales & Technical Operations
    Digital Realty Trust, Inc.

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