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Thursday 09 October, 2008

Digital Realty Trust, Inc.

Digital Realty Trust Announces New Turn-Key Dat...

PARIS and LONDON, October 9 /PRNewswire/ --

    - New Paris Datacentre to Provide Mission Critical IT Infrastructure to 

    Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR), the leading owner and manager of
corporate and Internet gateway datacentres, has completed a Turn-Key
Datacentre(TM) lease agreement with IBM. Under this agreement, IBM will
establish a new hosting datacentre in Digital Realty Trust's property located
in suburban Paris.

    "IBM understands the value of green datacentre design both in terms of
the impact on the bottom line and its importance for corporate
responsibility. It is great to work with a company such as Digital Realty
Trust that is taking such a forward-looking approach to energy efficient
datacentre design," commented Francois Domine, Directeur IBM Business
Continuity & Security Services IBM Global Technology Services -- France
Northwest Africa.

    "We are very pleased to establish our relationship with IBM in France
with this new Turn-Key Datacentre(TM) agreement," said Bernard Geoghegan,
Senior Vice President, Europe of Digital Realty Trust. "In terms of speed to 
market, with our Turn-Key Datacentre(TM) product based on our POD 
Architecture(TM) we are able to meet the datacentre requirements of customers 
such as IBM in six to eight weeks from the time we come to an agreement -- 
well ahead of current industry standards."

    This new datacentre is an example of Digital Realty Trust's industry
leadership in advancing the energy efficiency and reducing the environmental
impact of datacentre facilities. This new Turn-Key Datacentre(TM) will be the
first release of the new POD Architecture(TM) design in Paris. POD
Architecture(TM) design configuration and construction methodology developed
by Digital Realty Trust promotes the energy efficiency needed for green
datacentre operation.

    "Even in today's challenging economic climate, the Paris market is seeing
constant and steady demand. The price of power in France combined with our
energy efficient design makes our Paris facility a preferred infrastructure
solution for many large customers and system integrators," added Geoghegan.

    Digital Realty Trust Turn-Key Datacentre(TM) 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(TM) are
scalable from hundreds of kilowatts of IT Load to megawatts of IT load and
are located in markets throughout Europe and North America. Each Turn-Key
Datacentre(TM) 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(TM) is built using the company's proprietary POD
Architecture(TM) and uses metered power to ensure that clients pay only for
the power that they use.

About Digital Realty Trust, Inc.

    Digital Realty Trust, Inc. owns, acquires, redevelops, develops and
manages technology-related real estate. The Company is focused on providing
Turn-Key Datacentre(TM) and Powered Base Building(TM) 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 74 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 and corporate enterprise datacenter
tenants. Comprising approximately 12.9 million rentable square feet as of
August 6, 2008, including 1.9 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

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 adverse economic or real
estate developments in the Company's markets or the technology industry;
general economic conditions or recession; construction and development
delays, termination of leases by tenants; increased interest rates and
operating costs; inability to manage domestic; 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, 2007 and the Company's quarterly reports
on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2008 and June 30, 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.

    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 Services
    Digital Realty Trust, Inc.

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