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Tuesday 28 April, 2009

Digital Realty Trust, Inc.

Digital Realty Trust Completes New Lease Agreem...





PARIS and LONDON, April 28 /PRNewswire/ --

    - Digital Realty Trust Completes Second Turn-Key Datacentre(SM) Lease
Agreement with IBM in Paris



    Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR), the world's largest datacentre
provider, has completed a second Turn-Key Datacentre(SM) lease agreement with
IBM for space at Digital Realty Trust's suburban Paris facility. Under this
agreement, IBM will expand its datacentre accommodation capacity in the
Digital Realty Trust facility to support growth in demand for its services.
The prior agreement was announced in October 2008.



    "Our goal is to be a true partner to our customers, by supporting their
datacentre strategy and ensure the expansion of their IT teams and facilities
through our expertise and resources. This new agreement with IBM in France
consolidates our relationship and we are proud to be collaborating with them
once again on an important datacentre project," said Bernard Geoghegan,
Senior Vice President of International Operations of Digital Realty Trust.
"Our Turn-Key Datacentre(SM) space enables customers to reduce the upfront
capital costs for these critical projects while accelerating their ability to
deploy new systems. These are very compelling reasons for companies to select
Digital Realty Trust as their datacentre partner."



    Digital Realty Trust Turn-Key Datacentre(SM) facilities provide
state-of-the-art environments to house mission critical infrastructure, by
providing advanced cooling, power, redundancy, and sustainability features.
This guarantees 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 Europe and North America. 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
Datacenter(SM) and Powered Base Building(SM) datacenter 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 datacenter
tenants. Comprising approximately 13.0 million square feet as of February 26,
2009, including 1.6 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 http://www.digitalrealtytrust.com.



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; general economic slow-downs or
recessions; reductions in information technology spending; difficulties in or
inability to lease space, including redeveloped space; construction and
development delays; increased development costs; tenant bankruptcies or
defaults under leases by tenants; failure to commence rental payments on time
under signed leases; increased interest rates; increased operating costs;
failure to obtain necessary outside financing; decreased rental rates or
increased vacancy rates; difficulties in identifying properties to acquire;
completing acquisitions at all or at acceptable return levels; failure to
successfully operate properties; failure of existing, acquired or redeveloped
properties to perform as expected; reductions in property values; 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, 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                         Pamela A. Matthews
    Chief Financial Officer                  Investor/Analyst Information
    and Chief Investment Officer             Digital Realty Trust, Inc.
    Digital Realty Trust, Inc.               +1-415-738-6500
    +1-415-738-6500

    Bernard Geoghegan
    Senior Vice President
    International Operations
    Digital Realty Trust, Inc.
    +353-1-2450650





                    

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