Digital Realty Trust, Inc. has announced that Chris Crosby, senior vice president of corporate development has resigned from the Company to be effective March 31, 2011. Mr. Crosby joined Digital Realty Trust in October 2004.

"Chris joined Digital Realty Trust as vice president of our sales and technical services activities at the completion of our initial public offering in October 2004," said Michael F. Foust, CEO. "During his tenure, Chris tirelessly focused on growing our business and played a key role in developing our datacenter products and most recently new market opportunities. We greatly appreciate his efforts and have come to regard him as both a trusted colleague and a friend."

"In every endeavor you reach a point where you have accomplished everything that you originally set out to do, and decide that it is time to start seeking new professional challenges. I have reached that point here at Digital Realty Trust," said Chris Crosby. "When I began here, my goal was to help the organization grow into a market leader. I could not have imagined at that time that we would achieve that goal so rapidly or dramatically. This success is a testament to the hard work and dedication of all the many people that it has been my pleasure to work with at Digital Realty Trust. It gives me great pride to think of all of the challenges that we were able to overcome by working together to bring innovative solutions to the wholesale data center marketplace."

"We look forward to building upon the contributions Chris has made to our organization as we continue to expand Digital Realty Trust's leadership position in the datacenter industry. On behalf of the entire organization, I would like to thank Chris for his service to the Company and wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors," added Mr. Foust.