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Digital Realty Acquires Datacenter

SAN FRANCISCO -- Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR), a leading owner and manager of corporate datacenters and Internet gateways, announced today the acquisition of Unit 9, Blanchardstown Corporate Park in Dublin, Ireland. The purchase price for the datacenter facility was 36.3 million euros. The property consists of a 120,000 square foot datacenter facility, which is being managed by Digital Realty Trust, and is currently 90% leased.

The Company also announced that it received approvals and has begun construction on a new 120,000 square foot datacenter on land it acquired in Dublin in early 2006 in the Clonshaugh Industrial Estate. Digital Realty Trust acquired the 2.6 acres as part of the acquisition of a 20,000 square foot datacenter facility, which it subsequently leased to a major U.S. internet enterprise. The Company has also launched its European operations with personnel located in its London and Dublin offices to manage its Turn-Key Datacenters and build-to-suit datacenters operations, and Critical Facilities Management™.

“We now have nearly 1 million square feet in seven properties in Europe, including 120,000 square feet under construction,” commented Michael Foust, CEO of Digital Realty Trust. “Our staff of seasoned professionals provide corporate customers with cost effective datacenter solutions utilizing the team’s deep experience leasing, managing and building datacenter facilities throughout Europe. DLR has combined the datacenter best practices that we have developed in the U.S., the U.K., and in Ireland, and we are well-positioned to continue to grow our European portfolio to meet the needs of this important global market.”

Digital Realty Trust Inc.