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Thursday 25 June, 2009

Digital Realty Trust, Inc.

Capgemini Signs Turn-Key Datacentre(SM) Lease A...





DUBLIN and PARIS, June 25 /PRNewswire/ --

    Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR), the world's largest wholesale
datacentre provider, has completed a Turn-Key Datacentre(SM) lease agreement
with Capgemini (www.capgemini.com), one of the world's foremost providers of
consulting, technology and outsourcing services. Under this agreement,
Capgemini will establish a new datacentre in a Digital Realty Trust property
in France during the summer to support the growth of its datacentre
infrastructure.



    "We are delighted to be working with Capgemini on this important
datacentre project for its global IT strategy. Our Turn-Key Datacentre(SM) is
an ideal solution for corporate customers such as Capgemini, allowing them to
focus on deploying their IT systems in a timely, cost effective manner with a
datacentre infrastructure partner they can rely on for the long term," said
Bernard Geoghegan, Senior Vice President, International Operations of Digital
Realty Trust.



    Over the past two years Capgemini has put much effort into upgrading its
hosting offering in order to provide its clients with maximum resilience and
security levels, optimisation of energy costs, together with a high level
quality of services. Capgemini chose Digital Realty Trust because it
specialises in datacentre facilities, has international operations, and is
financially sound. "By leasing space in its facility, we are able to move
forward immediately with our datacentre plans without the significant capital
investment ordinarily associated with large hosting projects," said Olivier
Herrmann, Capgemini's Deputy Chief Operations Officer, Outsourcing Services.
"We also chose Digital Realty Trust because of the company's proven track
record of supplying reliable solutions to the world's leading companies."



    Digital Realty Trust Turn-Key Datacentre(SM) facilities provide
state-of-the-art environments for supporting mission critical infrastructure,
with advanced cooling, power, redundancy, and sustainability features to
ensure that critical applications are available while optimising energy
efficiency. Digital Realty Trust's Turn-Key Datacentres(SM) are scalable from
hundreds of kilowatts of IT Load to megawatts of IT load and are located in
markets throughout North America and Europe. Each Turn-Key Datacentre(SM)
facility is physically secure and features a state-of-the-art power and
cooling architecture that has been optimised for green operation. Every
Turn-Key Datacentre(SM) is built using the company's proprietary POD
Architecture(SM) and uses metered power to ensure that clients pay only for
the power that they use.



About Digital Realty Trust, Inc.

    Digital Realty Trust owns, acquires, redevelops, develops and manages
technology-related real estate. The Company is focused on providing Turn-Key
Datacentre(SM) and Powered Base Building(SM) datacentre solutions for
domestic and international tenants across a variety of industry verticals
ranging from information technology and internet enterprises, to
manufacturing and financial services. Digital Realty Trust's 75 properties,
excluding one property held as an investment 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 1.2 million square metres (13.0 million
square feet) as of April 30, 2009, including approximately 111,000 square
metres (1.2 million square feet) of space held for redevelopment, Digital
Realty Trust's portfolio is located in 27 markets throughout Europe and North
America. For additional information, please visit Digital Realty Trust's
website at www.digitalrealtytrust.com.



About Capgemini

    Capgemini, one of the world's foremost providers of consulting,
technology and outsourcing services, enables its clients to transform and
perform through technologies. Capgemini provides its clients with insights
and capabilities that boost their freedom to achieve superior results through
a unique way of working, the Collaborative Business Experience(TM). The Group
relies on its global delivery model called Rightshore(R), which aims to get
the right balance of the best talent from multiple locations, working as one
team to create and deliver the optimum solution for clients. Present in more
than 30 countries, Capgemini reported 2008 global revenues of EUR 8.7 billion
and employs over 90,000 people worldwide.



More information is available at www.capgemini.com.

    Capgemini Outsourcing Services (OS) draws on the expertise of more than
25,000 employees to manage, innovate and improve the IT systems and business
processes of its clients. Capgemini OS offers a full spectrum of services
including Applications Outsourcing, Infrastructure Outsourcing, Business
Process Outsourcing and Transformational Outsourcing. For more information:
http://www.capgemini.com/services/outsourcing/



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. These risks and uncertainties include the impact of the current
deterioration in the global economy, including the turmoil in the financial
and credit markets; the downturn of 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;
decreases in real estate valuations and resulting impairment charges; our
dependence upon significant tenants; bankruptcy or insolvency of one or more
major tenants 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 for refinancing current debt obligations, undertaking or
completing redevelopment, completing acquisitions or other purposes;
increased interest rates and operating costs; our failure to repay debt when
due or our breach of covenants or other terms contained in our loan
documents; financial market fluctuations; changes in foreign currency
exchange rates; our ability to manage our growth effectively; difficulty
acquiring or operating properties in foreign jurisdictions; our failure to
successfully operate acquired or redeveloped properties; risks related to
joint venture investments, including as a result of our lack of control of
certain of these investments; delays or unexpected costs in development or
redevelopment of properties; decreased rental rates or increased vacancy
rates; increased competition or available supply of data center space;
inability to successfully redevelop and lease new properties and space held
for redevelopment; 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 public
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; changes in foreign laws and regulations, including those related
to taxation and real estate ownership and operation; 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, including the Company's annual report on Form 10-K for the year
ended December 31, 2008. 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
    Chief Financial Officer and
    Chief Investment Officer
    Digital Realty Trust, Inc.
    +1-415-738-6500

    Pamela A. Matthews
    Investor/Analyst Information
    Digital Realty Trust, Inc.
    +1-415-738-6500

    Bernard Geoghegan
    Senior Vice President
    International Operations
    Digital Realty Trust, Inc.
    +353-1-245-0650






                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

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