COO Jarrett Appleby and CTO Chris Sharp to Present at PTC’16: Reimagining Telecoms

Digital RealtySan Francisco, CA, January 14, 2016 – Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR), a leading global provider of data center solutions, announced today that its Chief Operating Officer, Jarrett Appleby, and Chief Technology Officer, Chris Sharp, will participate on two panels during PTC’16: Reimagining Telecoms, taking place January 17-20, 2016 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort in Honolulu, Hawaii.  The presentations will provide executive insight into the network infrastructure evolution, public to private data center transition and what next- generation telecoms will mean for today’s businesses.

On Monday, January 18 at 3:30 PM, Mr. Sharp will join moderator Joe Weinman, Author of Cloudonomics and Digital Disciplines, and representatives from Cisco, PortaOne, Inc., The University of Tokyo and Verizon Partner Solutions during the Executive Insight Roundtable: “Do Networks Really Need to Change for the Internet of Things?”, taking place in Coral 1.  The session will explore the need for a new network infrastructure to address the bandwidth-intensive demands of the Internet of Things (IoT).

Mr. Appleby, alongside moderator Anthony Christie, Chief Marking Officer at Level 3 Communications, and representatives from DataGryd, Internet Initiative Japan, Inc. and Equinix will discuss the trend of data centers shifting from a public to a private management strategy on the Executive Insight Roundtable: “The Shifting Data Center.”  The discussion will take place Tuesday, January 19 at 3:30 PM in Coral 2, and will discuss how operators across the globe are making this transition to maximize efficiency and meet individual customer solution requirements such as hybrid IT / cloud, mobile and social deployments.

Customers come to Digital Realty for its unique capability to acquire, build, manage, and scale data campuses.  Now, the Company is building a global array of dynamic solutions powering customer growth and collaboration – on a foundation of unique real estate expertise.  Customers need to connect to the cloud and their critical partners on a dynamic platform.  Telx, the interconnection and colocation line of business for Digital Realty, brings the promise of Digital+Realty to life, uniquely positioning the Company to deliver interconnection with a complete range of solutions that customers cannot outgrow on a global scale. Wherever and whenever customers need it, the new Digital Realty combines unparalleled collaboration, network-dense interconnection, real estate acumen, and financial strength to realize the unique power of community – from one rack to hyperscale – across the globe.

PTC is Asia-Pacific’s premier telecommunications event.  Now in its 38th year, the annual conference is a strategic springboard for the global telecommunications industry, providing attendees with a three-day platform to focus on planning, networking, and discovering what the new year will bring.  PTC’16: Reimagining Telecoms will explore how ecosystem participants must reshape their strategies, revenue models, products and services, processes, customer relationships and regulatory strategies, and how every industry and organization adapts to an era of communications and computing abundance.

To learn more about Digital Realty’s global array of dynamic solutions, request a meeting with the Digital Realty team at PTC’16.  For up-to-date Digital Realty news, follow us on Twitter @digitalrealty, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Looking for a place to catch the NFC & AFC Championship games at PTC 2016? Join Digital Realty and Telx for Sunday football at the Tropics Bar & Grill on Sunday, January 17 from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.  To  RSVP, click here.

On Monday, January 18, don’t miss Digital Realty’s PTC’16 cocktail reception, taking place at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Kalia Pool from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.  To  RSVP, click here.

About Digital Realty
Digital Realty Trust, Inc. supports the data center and colocation strategies of more than 1,000 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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For Additional Information:
Clive Over
Product Marketing
Digital Realty Trust, Inc.
+1 (415) 848-9456