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Thursday 28 May, 2009

Digital Realty Trust, Inc.

ServeCentric Signs Turn-Key Datacentre(SM) Leas...





DUBLIN, May 28 /PRNewswire/ --

    Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR), the world's largest wholesale
datacentre provider, has completed a Turn-Key Datacentre(SM) lease agreement
with ServeCentric (www.servecentric.com), Ireland's leading managed services
and data centre operator. Under this agreement, ServeCentric will expand its
footprint in Digital Realty Trust's property in Dublin.



    "Digital Realty Trust's Turn-Key Datacentres(SM) enable managed services
companies like ServeCentric to respond rapidly to their customers' needs with
an ideal datacentre environment to support their mission critical
applications. Our Turn-Key Datacentres(SM) significantly reduce the amount of
time required to bring a new datacentre online, from months or years to only
weeks. That is a tremendous competitive advantage to datacentre operators and
hosting companies that are seeing strong demand for their services," said
Brent Behrman, Vice President of Digital Realty Trust.



    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, Inc. 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 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 1.2 million rentable square metres (12.9
million rentable square feet) as of November 5, 2008, including 150,000
square metres (1.6 million square feet) of space held for redevelopment,
Digital Realty Trust's portfolio is located in 27 markets throughout North
America and Europe. For additional information, please visit Digital Realty
Trust's website at http://www.digitalrealtytrust.com.



About ServeCentric

    ServeCentric is a wholly owned, private funded, Irish organisation. It
was established in August 2002 and has its headquarters in Blanchardstown
Corporate Park in Dublin. It is currently Ireland's leading managed services
and data centre operator and provides high-quality, scaleable solutions from
single cabinet collocation services to full-scale provision of managed
services.



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 and the Company's quarterly reports on Form 10-Q for
the quarter ended March 31, 2009. 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






                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

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