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Tuesday 25 March, 2008

Digital Realty Trust, Inc.

Digital Realty Trust to Host a How-To Seminar i...





DUBLIN, Ireland, March 25 /PRNewswire/ --

    - Seminar Will Provide Practical and Comprehensive Training On Efficient 
Datacentre Cooling



    Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR), a leading owner and manager of
corporate datacentres and Internet gateways, will host a two-day seminar in
Dublin on 16 and 17 April 2008 that will provide datacentre professionals
with practical information about best practices for datacentre cooling. The
seminar will feature three of the industry's most respected experts in
datacentre operations and efficiency:


    
    -- Robert "Dr. Bob" F. Sullivan, PhD., the Uptime Institute's highly
       respected datacentre cooling expert who originated the concept of
       hot-aisle-cold-aisle datacentre design;

    -- Dr. Amir Radmehr, a widely respected and extensively published
       datacentre cooling expert from Innovative Research, Inc; and

    -- Jim Smith, Vice President, Engineering at Digital Realty Trust, who is
       recognised as one of the foremost authorities in efficient datacentre
       operations and green datacentre design.





    "The seminar will contain a tremendous amount of practical information.
In this fast-paced program, attendees will learn about optimising datacentre
cooling, giving them critical information and best practices to immediately
improve operations and save money," said Jim Smith. "We are very proud to
have 'Dr. Bob' and Dr. Radmehr on the program. Dr. Bob's portion of the
seminar will provide attendees with valuable guidance for high density
cooling. Dr. Radmehr and I will focus our joint presentation on how to use
airflow modeling to optimise datacentre design. We are very pleased to be
able to offer this class in datacentre cooling to our customers."



    Dr. Sullivan commented, "This seminar will provide the opportunity for
any person involved in datacentre operations to become educated on a critical
topic: best practices for efficient and effective cooling. Amir, Jim and I
have designed the content to focus on truly practical advice and action items
that people will be able to apply in their datacenter the day after they
complete the seminar - making a measurable difference in their datacentre
performance and their company's bottom line."



    "One of the valuable outcomes of this seminar is the scientific knowledge
attendees gain by examining the cooling practices used in their datacentres.
They also learn very simple yet effective techniques that can be readily used
to improve the cooling of their datacentres," said Dr. Radmehr.



    For more information about the seminars and to register to attend, visit
http://www.digitalrealtytrust.com.



About the Uptime Institute

    Since 1993, the Uptime Institute, Inc. (Institute) has been a respected
provider of educational and consulting services for Facilities and
Information Technology organisations interested in maximising datacentre
uptime. The Institute has pioneered numerous industry innovations, such as
the Tier Classifications for datacentre availability, which serve as industry
standards today. For more information about the Uptime Institute, visit
http://www.uptimeinstitute.org.



About Innovative Research, Inc.

    Innovative Research, Inc. provides quality software packages and
consulting services for fluid flow, heat transfer, combustion, turbulence and
related processes. Among their product line is TileFlow, a simulation tool
for airflow and temperature distribution (cooling performance) in
datacentres. For more information, visit http://www.inres.com.



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 71 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 rentable square metres (12.6
million square feet) as of February 26, 2008, including 186,000 square metres
(2 million square feet) of space held for redevelopment, Digital Realty
Trust's portfolio is located in 26 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 or the technology industry;
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, 2007, and subsequent reports 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 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 Operations
    Digital Realty Trust, Inc.
    +1-214-231-1350

    Web site: http://www.digitalrealtytrust.com
              http://www.uptimeinstitute.org
              http://www.inres.com 


                  

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