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  • 6 March 2012 11:14

Digital Realty announces results of new Asia Pacific data centre demand survey

Independent study commissioned by Digital Realty focuses on data centre trends in Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong

Sydney – March 6, 2012. Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR), a leading global data centre solution provider, has released the results of a study of Asia Pacific data centre trends based on a detailed survey of senior decision makers at large corporations in Singapore, Australia and Hong Kong who are responsible for shaping their companies' data centre strategies.

The research was conducted for Digital Realty by the research firm Campos Research & Analysis. Highlights of the survey results:

• 76 per cent of respondents will definitely or probably expand their data centre infrastructure in 2012.

• 17 per cent of respondents report no plans for data centre projects in 2012 or 2013.

• 48 per cent of respondents considering new data centre projects would expand in more than one location.

• 64 per cent of respondents also reported having built a new data centre in the previous 24 months.

“The results of this independent study verify the strong demand for data centre space that we are seeing in our Asia Pacific markets,” said Kris Kumar, Regional Head, Asia Pacific at Digital Realty. “We believe this growth is primarily being driven by global enterprises seeking to establish or expand their technical operations in the Asia Pacific region, as well as by companies based in the region with expanding computing requirements to support their rapid growth. While not yet in Hong Kong, our assets in Singapore, Sydney and Melbourne are well-positioned to capture a significant portion of this demand expected in the coming 24 months.” • Of those participants with plans to expand their data centres: 82 per cent plan to use a partner (wholesale data centre provider or design/build partner) for their data centre project.

• 22 per cent plan to use a Do-It-Yourself approach for their data centre project.

• 14 per cent plan to use a containerized solution as part of their data centre project.

• The locations mentioned most often for upcoming data centre projects are Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo and Sydney.

Digital Realty has also published the results of similar studies of the North American and European data centre markets. For information about those studies, please visit www.digitalrealty.com.

About the Methodology

Results of this study are based on surveys of more than 300 IT decision makers at large corporations in Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong with annual revenues of at least US$500 million and/or at least 500 employees. All survey participants are directly involved in the process of managing, executing contracts for, implementing or expanding data centres. Data centre internal customers also participated. All participants were senior level executives and management, including CxOs, in IT, MIS, IS or Finance. The survey was conducted in January 2012.

About Campos Research & Analysis

Campos Research & Analysis conducts consumer research and business-to-business research, using qualitative and quantitative methodologies, to address the business issues of client companies. Campos Research & Analysis was founded in 1988 by Rusty Campos. Ellen Campos became a principal in the firm in 2000. Between them, the principals have nearly 50 years of research experience, both client-side in Fortune 500 companies and supply-side with Honomichl 50 market research companies. For more information, visit www.cr-a.com.

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 February 27, 2012, including 2.4 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 http://www.digitalrealty.com.

For more information

Kris Kumar Regional Head, Asia Pacific Digital Realty Trust, Inc. +65 6505 3900

Pamela M. Garibaldi Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Marketing Digital Realty Trust, Inc. +1 (415) 738-6500

David Frost PR Deadlines, for Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (02) 4341 5021

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