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April 8, 2014

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

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 8 – Digital Realty Trust, Inc., 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.

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Source: Digital Realty Trust, Inc.