Digital Realty Service Exchange Gives Enterprises Direct Private Connections to Salesforce Platform, the World's Leading CRM Solution

September 10, 2018
Interconnection leader now providing Layer 3 access to Salesforce SaaS applications in 15 metro locations worldwide

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR), a leading global provider of data center, colocation and interconnection solutions, announced today availability of direct, private access to Salesforce via Digital Realty Service Exchange in 15 metros worldwide. As a Salesforce Express Connect partner, Digital Realty now provides its customers direct access to the full range of the Salesforce Lightning Platform.

Digital Realty Service Exchange simplifies the technical burden of configuring and managing the network edge for their customers, accelerating their ability to directly connect to a more robust portfolio of cloud providers. Layer 3 access to Salesforce is available immediately in Amsterdam, Ashburn, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Frankfurt, Dallas, London, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Phoenix, Portland, San Francisco Bay Area and Seattle.

"Direct connections to Salesforce through Service Exchange give enterprises the confidence they need to expand their deployment quickly and cost-effectively with the knowledge that application performance will improve significantly with reduced risk of service interruptions," said Chris Sharp, Digital Realty Chief Technical Officer. "Global enterprises increasingly turn to Digital Realty to enable their own rapid expansion, and we are committed to continuing to innovate to meet their interconnection needs."

Direct connections to SaaS applications such as Salesforce offer strong benefits over connectivity via the Internet. As Gartner notes in a recent report, by YE20, more than 30% of organizations will connect to cloud providers using alternatives to the public internet, which is a major increase from 5% in 3Q17. 1

Digital Realty's Service Exchange is a global interconnection solution that connects enterprises directly to IaaS, PaaS and SaaS providers, minimizing latency and enabling customers to expand scalability from a single cabinet to a multi-megawatt facility quickly and easily as their needs grow. Service Exchange greatly simplifies the establishment of direct, private connections to multiple cloud service providers – – in addition to global telecommunications providers and other Digital Realty customers. Service Exchange provides a single port that supports multiple virtual private connections which users can actively manage through the Digital Realty MarketplacePORTAL, increasing and decreasing bandwidth on-demand.

1 Gartner, How to Optimize Your Wide-Area Network for Hybrid and Multicloud, 28 March 2018

About Digital Realty
Digital Realty supports the data center and colocation strategies of more than 2,300 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.

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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 Service Exchange, Digital Realty MarketplacePORTAL, the expected benefits and timing of our partnership with Salesforce, the locations and availability of Layer 3 access, Salesforce offerings and market trends. 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; 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, 2016 and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2017, June 30, 2017 and September 30, 2017. 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.

For Additional Information/Media Inquiries:
Clive Over
Director, Public Relations
Digital Realty
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cover@digitalrealty.com

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Investor Relations:
John J. Stewart / Maria S. Lukens
Digital Realty
(415) 738-6500
investorrelations@digitalrealty.com

 

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