Digital Realty Achieves the AWS Direct Connect Service Delivery Designation – Wire Real Estate

Digital Realty Achieves the AWS Direct Connect Service Delivery Designation

May 10, 2019

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SAN FRANCISCO,– Digital Realty (NYSE: DLR), a leading global provider of data center, colocation, and interconnection solutions announced today that it has achieved the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Service Delivery designation for AWS Direct Connect, recognizing that Digital Realty is authorized to provision the new AWS Direct Connect Hosted Connections capacities greater than 500 Mbps.  

Achieving the AWS Direct Connect Service Delivery designation differentiates Digital Realty as an AWS Partner Network (APN) member that provides specialized demonstrated technical proficiency and proven customer success in delivering AWS Direct Connect services.  To receive the designation, APN Partners must possess deep AWS expertise and deliver solutions seamlessly on AWS. 

“We are honored to be an AWS Direct Connect Service Delivery Partner, which reflects our track record and expertise in delivering AWS services to our global customer base,” said Digital Realty Chief Technology Officer Chris Sharp.  “Our team is committed to continue empowering our customers with access to scalable, flexible and cost-effective solutions, such as AWS and via our own Digital Realty Service Exchange, to address their business needs.” 

AWS is enabling scalable, flexible, and cost-effective solutions from startups to global enterprises.  To support the seamless integration and deployment of these solutions, AWS established the AWS Service Delivery Program to help customers identify APN Partners with deep expertise in delivering specific AWS services.  

Digital Realty customers can connect to AWS privately via dedicated connections or the Digital Realty Service Exchange, which gives global enterprises access to powerful new hybrid cloud solutions and instant access to the full suite of AWS services.  The Digital Realty Service Exchange provides a direct, private connection optimized for high performance and security with rapid scale and the ability to capitalize on processing, analytics and data management at the digital edge.  Customers see significant advantages, including predictable performance and a globally consistent user experience, often with substantial cost savings when compared to internet-based connections.  Moving private workloads closer to partners, customers and cloud services via the Digital Realty Service Exchange provides improved control over critical IT resources. 

Digital Realty Service Exchange
Digital Realty Service Exchange, powered by Megaport, provides enterprises private, secure, high-throughput, low-latency access over a single interface to cloud service providers and partners, allowing users to manage physical and virtual connections through a single portal, and giving them the visibility and reporting capabilities they need to address their connectivity requirements more rapidly and efficiently.  Digital Realty owns and operates nearly 200 data centers encompassing approximately 23 million square feet across more than 30 global metropolitan areas, enabling customers to expand from a single cabinet to a multi-megawatt facility as their needs grow, with no change in providers and no interruption in service.   

About Digital Realty
Digital Realty supports the data center, colocation and interconnection strategies of more than 2,300 firms across its secure, network-rich portfolio of data centers located throughout North AmericaEuropeLatin AmericaAsia and Australia.  Digital Realty’s clients include domestic and international companies of all sizes, ranging from cloud and information technology services, communications and social networking to financial services, manufacturing, energy, healthcare and consumer products.

Safe Harbor Statement
This press release contains forward-looking statements which are based on current expectations, forecasts and assumptions that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially, including statements related to our uptime statistics and product offerings.  These risks and uncertainties include, among others, the following:  reduced demand for data centers or decreases in information technology spending; decreased rental rates, increased operating costs or increased vacancy rates; increased competition or available supply of data center space; the suitability of our data centers and data center infrastructure, delays or disruptions in connectivity or availability of power, or failures or breaches of our physical and information security infrastructure or services; our dependence upon significant customers, bankruptcy or insolvency of a major customer or a significant number of smaller customers, or defaults on or non-renewal of leases by customers; breaches of our obligations or restrictions under our contracts with our customers; our inability to successfully develop and lease new properties and development space, and delays or unexpected costs in development of properties; the impact of current global and local economic, credit and market conditions; our inability to retain data center space that we lease or sublease from third parties; difficulties managing an international business and acquiring or operating properties in foreign jurisdictions and unfamiliar metropolitan areas; our failure to realize the intended benefits from, or disruptions to our plans and operations or unknown or contingent liabilities related to, our recent acquisitions; our failure to successfully integrate and operate acquired or developed properties or businesses; difficulties in identifying properties to acquire and completing acquisitions; risks related to joint venture investments, including as a result of our lack of control of such investments; risks associated with using debt to fund our business activities, including re-financing and interest rate risks, our failure to repay debt when due, adverse changes in our credit ratings or our breach of covenants or other terms contained in our loan facilities and agreements; our failure to obtain necessary debt and equity financing, and our dependence on external sources of capital; financial market fluctuations and changes in foreign currency exchange rates; adverse economic or real estate developments in our industry or the industry sectors that we sell to, including risks relating to decreasing real estate valuations and impairment charges and goodwill and other intangible asset impairment charges; our inability to manage our growth effectively; losses in excess of our insurance coverage; environmental liabilities and risks related to natural disasters; our inability to comply with rules and regulations applicable to our Company; our failure to maintain our status as a REIT for federal income tax purposes; our operating partnership’s failure to qualify as a partnership for federal income tax purposes; restrictions on our ability to engage in certain business activities; and changes in local, state, federal and international laws and regulations, including related to taxation, real estate and zoning laws, and increases in real property tax rates.  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 for the year ended December 31, 2018.  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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Contact Information:
For Additional Information Andrew P. Power Chief Financial Officer Digital Realty (415) 738-6500 Media Inquiries John Christiansen
Scott Lindlaw Sard Verbinnen & Co. (415) 618-8750 Investor Relations John J. Stewart Digital Realty (415) 738-6500

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