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Carpathia and Digital Realty Partner to Offer Secure Cloud Operations and Custom Data Center Services

Leaders in IT infrastructure team up to offer comprehensive, world-class colocation, managed hosting and hybrid cloud solutions to enterprises and government agencies around the globe

DULLES, Va., REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Carpathia, a trusted cloud operator and leading provider of compliant cloud services and managed hosting, and Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR), a leading global provider of data center and colocation solutions, today announced an alliance to deliver customizable and secure world-class data center solutions, compliant cloud services, and managed hosting for enterprise and government clients. 

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Carpathia's capabilities include comprehensive services for network, security, server, storage and back-up, complete with adherence to security and compliance standards. Together with Digital Realty, new solutions include modular colocation designs that allow for scalability from a single rack to a private cage or a fully dedicated data center suite; expert data center strategy guidance; and cloud services and managed hosting that meet the most stringent security and compliance standards. This includes private, community, hybrid and public clouds.  For example, Carpathia designed and deployed in a Digital Realty data center a highly available, low-latency hybrid cloud environment with connection to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud for Urban Airship, along with a customized colocation solution to support Altiscale's Hadoop-as-a-Service (HaaS) platform.

"Expanding our existing relationship from being a client of Digital Realty to delivering trusted cloud services to other Digital Realty clients means any business – regardless of size, industry and location – can use public, private and hybrid cloud solutions to meet their business needs," said Philip Hedlund, vice president of business operations at Carpathia.

Carpathia brings decades of experience designing, building and operating cloud services and complex and compliant managed hosting solutions to some of the world's most demanding enterprises and federal agencies. Utilizing the best virtualization technology and the latest software-defined networking and storage advancements, the alliance will deliver efficient and optimized environments and expertise across industries for improved IT infrastructure management. 

"We are thrilled to combine our expertise and global footprint with Carpathia's deep experience and impressive reputation to provide an unbeatable suite of data center solutions," said Mike Bohlig, director of global alliances at Digital Realty. "Our company is built on the basic idea that the data center is a source of strategic advantage for our clients, and this alliance allows us to strengthen that commitment."

Digital Realty boasts a global footprint offering colocation data centers and services in more than 100 locations worldwide. Digital Realty supports the data center and colocation strategies of more than 600 firms across its secure, network-rich portfolio of data centers located throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

For more information about Carpathia's cloud, colocation and managed hosting solutions, visit www.carpathia.com.

About Carpathia

Carpathia is a trusted cloud operator and leading provider of cloud services and managed hosting, providing secure, reliable and compliant IT infrastructure and management for some of the world's most demanding enterprises and federal agencies. Carpathia's cloud platform delivers solutions for every stage of the cloud journey, empowering organizations to meet their unique security and compliance requirements. Carpathia's experienced customer care team and innovative data center facilities provide 24x7 global support to ensure optimum performance and reliability. Backed by its E3 Promise™, Carpathia consistently delivers an experience that exceeds expectations. Contact Carpathia at 1.888.200.9494, or visit www.carpathia.com for more information.

About Digital Realty

Digital Realty Trust, Inc. supports the data center and colocation strategies of more than 600 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. www.digitalrealty.com

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements which are based on Digital Realty Trust, Inc.'s current expectations, forecasts and assumptions that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially, including statements related to its alliance with Carpathia. These risks and uncertainties include, among others, the following: the impact of current global economic, credit and market conditions; current local economic conditions in its geographic markets; decreases in information technology spending, including as a result of economic slowdowns or recession; adverse economic or real estate developments in its industry or the industry sectors that it sells to (including risks relating to decreasing real estate valuations and impairment charges); its 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; its failure to obtain necessary debt and equity financing; risks associated with using debt to fund its business activities, including re-financing and interest rate risks, its failure to repay debt when due, adverse changes in its credit ratings or its breach of covenants or other terms contained in its loan facilities and agreements; financial market fluctuations; changes in foreign currency exchange rates; its inability to manage its growth effectively; difficulty acquiring or operating properties in foreign jurisdictions; its failure to successfully integrate and operate acquired or developed properties or businesses; the suitability of its properties and data center infrastructure, delays or disruptions in connectivity, failure of its physical infrastructure or services or availability of power; risks related to joint venture investments, including as a result of its 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; its inability to successfully develop and lease new properties and development space; difficulties in identifying properties to acquire and completing acquisitions; its inability to acquire off-market properties; its inability to comply with the rules and regulations applicable to reporting companies; its failure to maintain its status as a REIT; possible adverse changes to tax laws; restrictions on its ability to engage in certain business activities; environmental uncertainties and risks related to natural disasters; losses in excess of its 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 Digital Realty Trust, Inc. with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including Digital Realty Trust, Inc.'s Annual Report on Form 10-K, as amended, for the year ended December 31, 2013 and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2014 and June 30, 2014.  Digital Realty Trust, Inc. 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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