General Manager of Colocation & Connectivity John Sarkis to Present at PTC’15: Networked Planet

Digital RealtySAN FRANCISCO, January 6, 2015 — Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR), a leading global provider of data center and colocation solutions, today announced that John Sarkis, General Manager, Colocation & Connectivity, will participate on a panel focused on Data Center Interconnection at PTC’15: Networked Planet, taking place January 18-21, 2015 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort in Honolulu, Hawaii.

PTC’15: Networked Planet will explore the next generation of networking, including core data transport, machine-to-machine, social networking, distributed big data and distributed queries, and the Internet of Things.  The conference program will also examine submarine cables; satellite networks; terrestrial and mobile services and the new applications; and new strategies for global and regional network service providers and the over-the-top players they are enabling.

Mr. Sarkis will join Moderator Tim Horan, Managing Director, Oppenheimer & Co., and fellow executives John Piercy, Group VP, Business, Shaw Communications; Jim Poole, VP, Global Service Provider, Vertical Marketing, Equinix; and Mark Thiele, EVP, Data Center Technology, Switch, on the panel discussion entitled Data Center Interconnection.  The panel will take place Monday, January 19, 2015 from 3:30 PM – 4:45 PM in South Pacific 2.

Interconnection has become a critical component in the data center ecosystem. The discussion will explore the driving forces behind interconnection, including an increasing number of bandwidth-intensive applications, social media, gaming and video.  Experts will also provide executive insights into how an ecosystem of networks, equipment providers and fiber and data center operators is meeting the growing demand for seamless and efficient interconnectivity.

Digital Realty is enabling redundant and efficient cloud connectivity with robust colocation services across Tier 1 and Tier 2 markets and access to 1,000+ network service providers.  With more than 75 connectivity enabled data centers, the Digital Realty Ecosystem represents the greater part of our global portfolio of 130+ locations across four continents.

To learn more, schedule a meeting with a Digital Realty team member at PTC’15.

Don’t miss Digital Realty’s cocktail reception at PTC’15, taking place January 20, 2015 from 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Kalia Pool.  To RSVP, email

For more information about PTC’15 and to register, visit

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About Digital Realty
Digital Realty supports the data center and colocation strategies of more than 600 companies across its secure, network-rich portfolio of 100+ data centers located in 33 markets throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.  The Digital Realty  Ecosystem of globally connected data centers enables a carrier and cloud provider-neutral environment with access to 1,000+ network service providers.

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