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Thursday 02 October, 2008

Digital Realty Trust, Inc.

Digital Realty Trust Promotes Bernard Geoghegan...





SAN FRANCISCO and DUBLIN, Ireland, October 2 /PRNewswire/ --

    Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR), the leading owner and manager of
corporate and Internet gateway datacentres, has promoted Bernard Geoghegan to
Senior Vice President. In this role, Mr. Geoghegan is responsible for Digital
Realty Trust's growing operations in Europe, which includes 12 datacentre
properties in the Dublin, London, Paris, Amsterdam and Geneva markets. Mr.
Geoghegan will oversee the management and operations of Digital Realty
Trust's European portfolio, which comprises nearly 140,000 square metres
including 23,000 square metres of datacentre space currently under
construction. In addition, he will take a leadership role developing
international opportunities in other regions including Asia.



    "Digital Realty Trust's operations in Europe continue to expand, and with
his extensive technology management experience in Europe and the U.S.,
Bernard is the ideal person to serve as our senior manager in this important
market," said Michael F. Foust, CEO of Digital Realty Trust. "Many of our
customers are global organisations whose IT infrastructure is distributed
across Europe and North America. We are unique in having a global portfolio
of properties that allows customers to partner with a single provider to meet
all of their datacentre needs regardless of geography. Our depth of
experience with owning, building and operating datacentres coupled with a
long-term ownership model is rare in an industry that has so many
developer-oriented owners with a short-term window and little organisational
depth. Our value proposition is driving our growth in Europe, and Bernard
will play a key role in ensuring that we take advantage of that market
opportunity as we strategically grow our portfolio."



    Prior to joining Digital Realty Trust, Mr. Geoghegan was the CEO of
Servecentric Ltd., a provider of Co-location and premium Managed Services to
the Irish market. He has also held senior operations and IT roles at
Worldport and Xerox Europe as well as IT management and software development
roles with Pioneer Management, Informix Software Inc., Digital Equipment
Corporation and Ashton-Tate.



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 tenants and corporate enterprise datacentre
tenants. Comprising approximately 12.9 million rentable square feet (1.2
million square metres) as of August 6, 2008, including 1.9 million square
feet (177,000 square metres) 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, including statements related to our international growth. These
risks and uncertainties include adverse economic or real estate developments
in the Company's international markets or the technology industry; general
economic slow-downs or recession; construction and development delays; tenant
bankruptcies; defaults under leases by tenants; 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 and completing acquisitions at all or at
acceptable return levels; failure to successfully operate acquired properties
and operations; failure of acquired properties to perform as expected;
reductions in property values; failure to successfully redevelop properties
acquired for such purpose 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.


    
     For Additional Information:

     A. William Stein                 Pamela A. Matthews
     Chief Financial Officer and      Investor/Analyst Information
     Chief Investment Officer         Digital Realty Trust, Inc.
     Digital Realty Trust, Inc.       +1-415-738-6500
     +1-415-738-6500

     Chris Crosby
     Sales & Technical Services
     Digital Realty Trust, Inc.
     +1-214-231-1350





Web site: http://www.digitalrealtytrust.com

                                                                 

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