Digital Realty To Offer Global Network Neutral Ecosystem

San Francisco, Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR), a leading global provider of data center solutions, today announced the launch of the Company’s new connectivity initiative to offer the Digital Realty Ecosystem of network services across its global portfolio.

“The launch of this important strategy takes our global portfolio to the next level in terms of network connectivity, which is a key factor for customers when selecting a data center provider,” said Michael F. Foust, chief executive officer of Digital Realty.  “When combined with our scale, expertise and global footprint, this initiative will give customers a one-stop shop for all of their data center needs.”

John Sarkis, vice president carrier and connectivity operations for Digital Realty and architect of the plan, added, “The Digital Realty Ecosystem is designed to give customers a neutral, efficient, and connectivity rich environment for our customers to connect, not only to any carrier of choice, but directly to one another. In addition, this ecosystem will provide an underlying infrastructure for carriers and service providers to deliver their entire portfolio of products and services to our customers, without the major capital intensive deployment costs hindering their business models.”

Beginning with the Company’s major campus locations including New York Metro, Boston, Ashburn, Chicago, Dallas, Santa Clara as well as Metro London, the Company plans to run high count dark fiber between buildings, enabling Digital Realty to offer a “plug and play” GigE product as well as straight dark fiber cross-connects to customers, carriers and service providers campus-wide.  Completion of the deployment in the U.S. is expected by the fourth quarter of 2013, followed by Asia Pacific and Europe in the first half of 2014.

“The important distinction here is that we are not building a network, nor are we becoming a reseller,” added Mr. Foust.  “The goal of this initiative is to ensure a robust offering of network and carrier products and services in every Digital Realty location, making our portfolio the easiest place for both wholesale and retail collocation customers to locate their data centers.”

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 121 properties, excluding three properties held as investments in unconsolidated joint ventures, comprise approximately 22.7 million square feet as of April 3, 2013, including 2.4 million square feet of space held for development.  Digital Realty’s portfolio is located in 32 markets throughout Europe, North America, Asia and Australia.

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