SAN FRANCISCO, April 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR), a leading global provider of data center, colocation and interconnection solutions, announced today it has achieved "five 9s" of uptime for its data center suites for the ninth consecutive year, with 99.999 percent availability throughout 2015. This level of availability translates to less than five-and-a-half cumulative minutes of downtime over the course of the year. Uptime metrics are based on a comprehensive evaluation of data center suites owned and operated by Digital Realty worldwide, using standard industry methodology.
"We are pleased to announce that this is the ninth consecutive year Digital Realty has provided our customers with the highest level of reliability in uptime," said A. William Stein, Digital Realty's Chief Executive Officer. "Our standards-based approach to construction, operations and a rigorous maintenance program, coupled with an industry-leading team of experts managing our data center suites around the globe, allow us to consistently deliver solutions that provide the reliability our customers require to run their businesses."
Over the past nine years, the number of data center suites operated by Digital Realty has increased from 78 to 452, which translates to over 1.173 billion minutes of operational experience.
"These results reflect how well our data center suites are designed, built and operated, as well as our discipline in constructing and maintaining these mission-critical facilities," said Jarrett Appleby, the company's Chief Operating Officer. "In addition, they are a testament to our unwavering focus on the customer. Achieving five 9s is not only about the reliability of our systems and maintenance practices, but also a reflection of our commitment to our customers' success and our impact on the digital economy."
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About Digital Realty
Digital Realty Trust, Inc. supports the data center and colocation strategies of more than 1,000 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/
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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 our approach to construction, operations and maintenance. 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, including Telx; 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; 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. 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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