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Monday 23 February, 2009

Digital Realty Trust, Inc.

Tata Communications Partners With Digital Realt...

DUBLIN and LONDON, February 23 /PRNewswire/ --

    Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR), the world's largest wholesale
datacentre provider, has completed a Turn-Key Datacentre(SM) lease agreement
with Tata Communications, a provider of a new world of communications and the
global telecommunications arm of the US$62.5 billion Tata Group, one of
India's oldest, largest and most respected business conglomerates. As per the
agreement, Tata Communications will establish a new datacentre at a Digital
Realty Trust facility in the UK to support its global IT infrastructure.

    "We are pleased that Tata Communications has chosen to work with Digital
Realty Trust on the establishment of this new datacenter," said Bernard
Geoghegan, Senior Vice President at Digital Realty Trust, who oversees
International Operations. "This new contract affirms that we offer real value
to our customers."

    "We are pleased to partner with Digital Realty Trust as we execute our
global managed services expansion strategy. This partnership allows us to
significantly enhance our position as a data centre services provider within
the UK and European market, and provides us with the ability to meet the
current and future services needs of our customers in this market," said Abid
Qadiri, Vice President, Data Centre Services for Tata Communications.

    Mr. Geoghegan added, "Because we build more datacentres than anyone else
in the world, companies that select us as their datacentre partner benefit
from our unmatched experience, economies of scale and financial stability.
With Digital Realty Trust's Turn-Key Datacentre(SM), Tata Communications is
able to utilize the facilities within weeks of signing the lease agreement,
far ahead of the normal industry standards."

    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 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 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 1.2 million square metres (13.0 million
square feet) as of December 31, 2008, including approximately 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 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, including in the UK and Europe;
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, 2007 and the Company's quarterly reports on Form 10-Q for
the quarters ended March 31, 2008, June 30, 2008 and September 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

    Bernard Geoghegan                         Fred Potter
    Senior Vice President                     Managing Director
    International Operations                  International Finance
    Digital Realty Trust, Inc.                Digital Realty Trust, Inc.
    +353(1)2450650                            +44(0)20-7954-9134


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