SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital Realty (NYSE: DLR), a leading global provider of data center, colocation and interconnection solutions, announced today that it will host the 13th annual MarketplaceLIVE event at Spring Studios in New York on September 22, 2016. Jonah Peretti, an influential internet entrepreneur and CEO of BuzzFeed, will deliver the keynote address.
MarketplaceLIVE brings together a vibrant community of influential cloud and internet stakeholders and provides opportunities to collaborate and share ideas to drive advancements in global connectivity and within the cloud industry. The 2016 event will feature a range of workshops and sessions, including Networking 101 with the New York Network Operators' Group as well as a "hackathon" to enhance attendee collaboration.
At the event, Digital Realty will debut its new MarketplacePORTAL, which enables customers to connect and create new business relationships within Digital Realty's global data center network. MarketplacePORTAL combines a range of tools for generating new business and monitoring data center operations into a single portal, supported by a new business intelligence engine that enables customers to expand existing connections.
The groundbreaking platform recommends potential business relationships based on an organization's existing connectivity profile using an enhanced marketplace directory. In addition, the portal features tools that allow users to effectively market and sell products and services. Finally, the user-friendly platform offers enhanced visibility to cross-connect or fluctuate bandwidth to adapt to dynamic customer needs. Smart feature enhancements to improve user experience and workflow management have been developed in collaboration with customers such as Windstream.
"The enhanced MarketplacePORTAL offers Windstream unique insight into deployment opportunities, but even more importantly, it also serves as a powerful guide when designing optimized, customized solutions for our enterprise and wholesale customers," said Jeff Brown, director of product management and marketing for Windstream's wholesale business unit.
For more information about the MarketplaceLIVE event in New York on September 22, including the agenda, speakers, and registration, please visit http://marketplacelive.com/
For more information about MarketplacePORTAL, please visit: https://marketplaceportal.com/
For Additional Information:
Senior Marketing Director
Digital Realty Trust, Inc.
John Christiansen / Lindsay Andrews
Sard Verbinnen & Co.
John J. Stewart / Maria S. Lukens
Digital Realty Trust, Inc.
About Digital Realty
Digital Realty supports the data center and colocation strategies of more than 1,800 firms across its secure, network-rich portfolio of data centers located throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Digital Realty's clients include domestic and international companies of all sizes, ranging from financial services, cloud and information technology services, to manufacturing, energy, gaming, life sciences and consumer products. https://www.digitalrealty.com/
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 MarketplaceLIVE and the expected timing and benefits of MarketplacePORTAL. These risks and uncertainties include, among others, the following: the impact of current global economic, credit and market conditions; current local economic conditions in the metropolitan areas in which we operate; decreases in information technology spending, including as a result of economic slowdowns or recession; 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); our dependence upon significant tenants; bankruptcy or insolvency of a major tenant or a significant number of smaller tenants; defaults on or non-renewal of leases by tenants; our failure to obtain necessary debt and equity financing; 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; financial market fluctuations; changes in foreign currency exchange rates; 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 and information security infrastructure or services or availability of power; risks related to joint venture investments, including as a result of our lack of control of such 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 acquire off-market properties; the impact of the United Kingdom's referendum on withdrawal from the European Union on global financial markets and our business; our inability to comply with the rules and regulations applicable to reporting companies; our failure to maintain our status as a REIT; possible adverse changes to tax laws; 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; changes in foreign laws and regulations, including those related to taxation and real estate ownership and operation; and changes in local, state and federal regulatory requirements, including changes in 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, 2015, as amended, and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2016 and June 30, 2016. 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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