Digital Realty to Sponsor Global Exchange Ecosystem Roundtable at ITW 2014

Thought Leaders from Internet, Cloud and Financial Exchanges as well as the Carrier Relations Community to Discuss the Advantages of a Global Exchange Ecosystem

Digital RealtyChicago, IL, USA, May 8, 2014Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR), the global data center and colocation company, cordially invites registered attendees of International Telecoms Week (ITW) 2014 to the Digital Realty sponsored Global Exchange Ecosystem Roundtable, taking place from 4:00 to 5:15 PM on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 in the Columbus AB room on the Gold Level of the Hyatt Regency Chicago’s East Tower.

This exclusive roundtable will converge thought leaders from the Internet exchange, Cloud exchange, financial exchange and carrier relations sectors to provide key insights into the impact of rising demand for more independent and cost-effective exchange options to eliminate inconsistencies in connectivity, resiliency and security.

Moderator John Sarkis, Vice President, Connectivity at Digital Realty, will join Martin Hannigan, Co-Founder and Treasurer, Open-IX Association; Mark Cooper, Chief Commercial Officer, AMS-IX; Craig Weick, Executive Director, Co-Location Product Management, CME Co-Location Data Center Services, CME Group; and Jonathan Steinberg, Vice President – Business Development & Global Strategic Alliances, Level 3 Communications to discuss the benefits of implementing a unique set of technical and operating standards within data centers that enable Internet, financial services and Cloud exchanges to create a truly neutral and member-governed global exchange ecosystem.

“A truly open Internet exchange environment will bring higher efficiency, improved reliability and unparalleled resilience, as well as more cost-effective exchange options to all members of its global ecosystem,” says Mr. Sarkis.  “The Global Exchange Ecosystem Roundtable converges various industry perspectives to provide attendees with deeper insight into the benefits of neutral exchanges and the critical role they play in bringing the global market closer together.”   

ITW is the annual meeting point for the wholesale telecommunications community.  This year’s conference, taking place May 11-14, will include nearly 6,000 delegates from over 150 different countries and all areas of the industry, including: carriers; mobile and wireless operators; Internet Service Providers (ISPs); Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) providers; and voice and data technology partners.

To register for the Global Exchange Ecosystem Roundtable at ITW 2014, please click here.

The Digital Realty team will also be holding meetings at the Hyatt Regency Chicago BIG Bar during ITW 2014.  To request a meeting with Digital Realty, click here.

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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 13 properties held as investments in unconsolidated joint ventures, comprise approximately 24.5 million square feet as of March 31, 2014, including 1.3 million square feet of space under active development and 1.4 million square feet of space held for future development.  Digital Realty’s portfolio is located in 33 markets throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.  Additional information about Digital Realty is included in the Company Overview, which is available on the Investors page of Digital Realty’s website at