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Digital Realty Partners with Nimbix to Deliver Cloud-Based Solution for Oil & Gas

- Solution offers oil and gas data center clients specialized technology to manage high performance computing needs 

SAN FRANCISCO, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR), the global data center and colocation company, announced today that its Dallas and Houston facilities are housing and enabling an enterprise high-performance computing (HPC) cloud solution from Nimbix. The two companies have established this alliance to offer specialized HPC solutions to clients in the oil and gas industry.

HPC cloud solutions are an alternative to legacy IT infrastructures because they are faster to deploy, easily scale to uses and business cycles, and require less capital and operating investment.

"The combination of high-performance computing and cloud technologies is a powerful solution, with significant client benefits," said Steve Hebert, Nimbix Chief Executive Officer. "Clients who need immediate, high-performing computing solutions for shorter time frames will realize significant efficiencies."

The enterprise HPC-as-a-Service solution from Nimbix, powered by its innovative JARVICE cloud platform, frees companies from having to manage HPC environments and resources. Oil and gas companies use HPC to more rapidly analyze large amounts of geological data, thereby enabling these organizations to make more efficient and effective operational decisions.

Matt Miszewski, Digital Realty SVP of Sales and Marketing said, "Providing easy access to cloud services is a natural progression in our support of the oil and gas industry. Our alliance with Nimbix facilitates the cost-effective generation, analysis, and sharing of geophysical data."

Digital Realty has an extensive global footprint of data centers, including facilities in Houston, Austin, and Dallas, Texas. The HPC Cloud solution from Nimbix can support any industry requiring complex computing, including energy, finance, and healthcare.

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 financial services, cloud and information technology services, to manufacturing, energy, health care and consumer products. Digital Realty's 131 properties, including 12 properties held as investments in unconsolidated joint ventures, comprised approximately 24.5 million square feet as of December 31, 2013, including approximately 1.8 million square feet of space under active development and 1.3 million square feet of space held for future development. Digital Realty's portfolio is located in 33 markets throughout North America, Europe, Asia 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

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This media alert contains forward-looking statements which are based on current expectations, forecasts and assumptions that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially, including statements related to Digital Realty's partnership with Nimbix and Nimbix's HPC solutions. These risks and uncertainties include, among others, the impact of current global economic, credit and market conditions; decreases in information technology spending; adverse economic or real estate developments in our industry or the industry sectors that we sell to; risks related to our tenants; our failure to obtain necessary debt and equity financing; risks associated with using debt to fund our business activities; financial market fluctuations; our inability to manage our growth effectively; difficulty acquiring or operating properties in foreign jurisdictions; our failure to successfully integrate and operate acquired or developed properties or businesses; the suitability of our properties and data center infrastructure, delays or disruptions in connectivity, failure of our physical infrastructure or services or availability of power; risks related to joint venture investments; delays or unexpected costs in development of properties; decreased rental rates, increased operating costs or increased vacancy rates; increased competition or available supply of data center space; our inability to successfully develop and lease new properties and development space; difficulties in identifying properties to acquire and completing acquisitions; our inability to comply with the rules and regulations applicable to reporting companies; our failure to maintain our status as a REIT; restrictions on our ability to engage in certain business activities; environmental uncertainties and risks related to natural disasters; losses in excess of our insurance coverage; and changes in laws and regulations, including those related to taxation and real estate ownership and operation. For a further list and description of such risks and uncertainties, see the reports and other filings by the Company with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K, as amended, for the year ended December 31, 2013. 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.

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