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Boston, MA.

Opening Ceremony Held for 200 Quannapowitt Parkway


BOSTON, June 23, 2011 — Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR), a leading global wholesale datacenter provider, hosted a ceremony today celebrating the completion of phase one of a major capital improvements program at its 200 Quannapowitt Parkway in Wakefield, MA. Building 200, a two-story 210,000-square-foot office and flex space facility has been redeveloped into a world class state-of-the-art data center. The building is part of 100 & 200 Quannapowitt Parkway, a 387,000-square-foot first class office and technology center directly located on Route 128 overlooking Lake Quannapowitt. Approximately 150 people attended the mid-day ribbon cutting.

“As we have seen with Liberty Mutual’s Data Center in Springfield, the High Speed Computing Center in Holyoke and now with the Quannapowitt Parkway Datacenter, technological innovation continues to provide a critical foundation to support business retention and expansion in Massachusetts,” said Undersecretary of Business Development Michael Hunter. “Quannapowitt Parkway Data Center will create up to 50 construction jobs and 22 permanent jobs for the Commonwealth and is consistent with the Patrick-Murray Administration’s focus on creating jobs through investing in our innovation economy.”

According to Wakefield Town Administrator Steve Maio: “I am thrilled that Digital Realty Trust chose to build and operate its best in class data center here in Wakefield. This project represents a much needed infusion of tax revenue to the town. It also highlights the fact that Wakefield is strategically located to house new and exciting business opportunities. I am pleased that the different disciplines of municipal government were able to work together to make this project happen.”
 
The new Building 200 will meet the technical requirements of large enterprises seeking wholesale datacenter space in a world class business campus. It features a new lobby, redundant power feeds, and fiber connectivity via major carriers. The renovation also includes the construction of six Turn-Key Datacenter® PODs, each featuring approximately 6,000 square feet of raised flooring and 1 MW of IT load. Enhancements to the space also include new HVAC systems, and electrical infrastructure to support advanced datacenter operations. 
 
Digital Realty Trust’s Senior Vice President, Portfolio Management Dave Caron said: “Boston is a very strong datacenter market. This is especially true along the Route 128 Corridor, which is the spine of New England’s technology industry. The improvements at 200 Quannapowitt will make it one of the most desirable datacenter facilities in the region. With the completion of the first phase of the project, we are very pleased to be able to provide the Boston enterprise customer with a high quality data center solution to support their IT requirements.
 
“The renovated 200 Quannapowitt data center facility also offers very attractive utility rates. Our relationships with local utility companies and volume purchase agreements enable us to provide customers with very favorable utility rates, which can significantly lower their operating costs.” 
 
“I commend Digital Realty Trust for their vision, commitment and continued support throughout construction,” commented Jones Lang LaSalle’s Tamie Thompson. “The changes are far-reaching. 200 Quannapowitt is truly the gold standard.” Jones Lang LaSalle is the exclusive leasing agent representing Digital Realty Trust at 100 & 200 Quannapowitt Parkway. Working with Tamie on marketing is Vice President Greg Zais.
 
Site of the former American Mutual Insurance Company, 100 & 200 Quannapowitt Parkway combines modern, efficient office and flex space with maximum corporate exposure and direct access to Route 128. The two buildings offer spectacular views of the lake, mature woodlands, jogging trails, a cafeteria operated by ARAMARK, fitness center, men’s and women’s locker rooms and showers, and a basketball court for employees. There is structured and surface parking on-site for 672 vehicles with a high ratio of 4 spaces per 1,000 square feet. The park is located within minutes of Route 93. Both the North Avenue and Route 129 entrances to the park have direct access to Route 128. 
 
About Digital Realty Trust, Inc.
        
Digital Realty Trust, Inc. enables customers to deliver critical business applications by providing secure, reliable and cost effective datacenter facilities. Digital Realty Trust'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 Trust's 96 properties, excluding two properties held as investments in unconsolidated joint ventures, comprise approximately 16.9 million square feet as of April 28, 2011, including 2.2 million square feet of space held for redevelopment. Digital Realty Trust's portfolio is located in 28 markets throughout Europe, North America and Singapore. Additional information about Digital Realty Trust is included in the Company Overview, which is available on the Investors page of Digital Realty Trust's website at http://www.digitalrealtytrust.com
 
About Jones Lang LaSalle

Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) is a financial and professional services firm specializing in real estate. The firm offers integrated services delivered by expert teams worldwide to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying or investing in real estate. With 2010 global revenue of more than $2.9 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle serves clients in 60 countries from more than 1,000 locations worldwide, including 185 corporate offices.  The firm is an industry leader in property and corporate facility management services, with a portfolio of approximately 1.8 billion square feet worldwide. LaSalle Investment Management, the company’s investment management business, is one of the world’s largest and most diverse in real estate with more than $43 billion of assets under management. For further information, please visit our website, www.joneslanglasalle.com.