Digital Realty Announces Next Generation Turn-Key Flex(SM) Solution

SAN FRANCISCO, June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR), a leading global provider of data center solutions, announced today the launch of its next generation Turn-Key Flex(SM) solution, a highly flexible data center solution that enables customers to select from a catalogue of components during the design and construction process to meet their unique data center technical and performance specifications.

“Our traditional Turn-Key Datacenters® design has been evolving over the years to meet customer requirements around efficiency, flexibility and reliability.  With the launch of our next generation Turn-Key Flex solution, we are able to provide customers with even more options, giving them a high degree of control over how their data center is configured during the design and construction phases,” said Jim Smith, Chief Technology Officer for Digital Realty.  “We have found this to be particularly important for enterprise customers who have traditionally built their own data centers and are now migrating towards an outsourced solution with a proven data center provider.”

“Our data center experts have designed, developed and currently manage over 3.6 million square feet of enterprise-quality data center space throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia Pacific, with over 500,000 square feet of additional, fully improved data center space under construction,” added Michael F. Foust, Chief Executive Officer of Digital Realty.  “Our team’s experience goes into every data center we build and has ultimately resulted in this next generation Turn-Key Flex solution.  Whether you are a regionally focused organization or a multinational corporation, we believe that our flexible, customer-driven design approach provides an ideal solution that can meet even the most complex, sophisticated specification.”

“By optimizing our global supply chain and modular design approach, Digital Realty’s Turn-Key Flex solution provides the optimum level and balance of customization, time to deliver, and cost that our customers are telling us they need,” said Steve Kundich, Vice President, Design & Construction for Digital Realty.  “During the design phase, we can offer customers a wide variety of options ranging from N+1, 2N and 2N+1 configurations for their electrical systems and efficient mechanical cooling options utilizing airside or waterside economizations optimized for the project’s climate zone.  On a kilowatt basis, our Turn-Key Flex solution offers IT capacity ranging from 240 kW to multiples of 1125 kW in the U.S. and from 240 kW to multiples of 1440 kW in Europe and Asia Pacific.”

Digital Realty’s Turn-Key Flex data center solution is a modular approach to delivering secure, enterprise quality data center space to meet customers’ just-in-time requirements. Designed to provide maximum flexibility, reliability and efficiency, each Turn-Key Flex facility comes fully commissioned with its own dedicated electrical and mechanical infrastructure.  Utilizing Digital Realty’s proprietary POD Architecture® and extensive supply chain, Digital Realty’s next generation Turn-Key Flex data center solution is designed for the future and ready today.

About Digital Realty
Digital Realty Trust, Inc. focuses on delivering customer driven data center solutions by providing secure, reliable and cost effective facilities that meet each customer’s unique data center needs. Digital Realty’s customers include domestic and international companies across multiple industry verticals ranging from information technology and Internet enterprises, to manufacturing and financial services. Digital Realty’s 102 properties, excluding three properties held as investments in unconsolidated joint ventures, comprise approximately 19.1 million square feet as of April 26, 2012, including 2.2 million square feet of space held for redevelopment. Digital Realty’s portfolio is located in 31 markets throughout Europe, North America, Singapore and Australia. Additional information about Digital Realty is included in the Company Overview, which is available on the Investors page of Digital Realty’s website at

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