Digital Realty Appoints Chief Information Officer

April 8, 2015 9:19 PM EDT

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SAN FRANCISCO, April 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR), a leading global provider of data center and colocation solutions, announced today that Michael Henry has been named Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer.

Mr. Henry is currently Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Rovi Corporation, a pioneering developer of cloud-based media technology headquartered in Santa Clara, CA.  He will join Digital Realty on April 13, 2015.  

"The exchange and analysis of data is critical to all of our clients, and it is certainly critical for our employees," said A. William Stein, Digital Realty's Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer.  "Michael's outstanding talents as a transformational technologist and industry thought leader will accelerate Digital's ability to unlock employee innovation across the company to directly benefit our clients."

Mr. Stein continued, "Michael brings a strong track record of IT leadership and innovation from his experience at an advertising technology leader like Rovi and previous IT leadership roles at well-known stalwarts such as Ericsson and Applied Materials.  Michael will be well-positioned to guide our worldwide employee base to efficiently and effectively serve our clients' needs through building best-in-class internal IT platforms and systems.  He also brings a deep information security background, which is an increasingly critical feature of today's IT landscape."

Mr. Henry commented, "I am very excited to have the opportunity to join such an outstanding organization.  I've spent the past twenty-five years developing high-performance teams and delivering consistent results, and I look forward to working with the rest of the executive team at Digital Realty to serve our incredible client base."

As previously announced, Jim Smith will retain the Chief Technology Officer role and will remain responsible for Digital Realty's Portfolio Operations Group, which includes global property operations, technical operations, customer service, security and data center services functions.

Mr. Henry will be based at Digital Realty's corporate headquarters in San Francisco and will report directly to A. William Stein, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer.

For Additional Information:

Media Inquiries:John Christiansen / Reze WongSard Verbinnen & Co(415) 618-8750

Investor Relations:John J. StewartSenior Vice PresidentInvestor RelationsDigital Realty Trust, Inc.(415) 738-6500

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.  For more information about data center solutions from Digital Realty, visit

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