Digital Realty Trust, Inc. is a real estate investment trust that invests in carrier-neutral data centers and provides colocation and peering services. As of December 31, 2019, the company owned interests in 225 operating data center facilities totaling 34.5 million rentable square feet in the United States, Europe, Asia, Canada, and Australia. The company's largest operating areas are: Northern Virginia, Dallas, Chicago, New York State, Silicon Valley, and London.
The company is a member of The Green Grid and has helped pioneer concepts of energy efficient and energy conserving data center design.
The company was formed in 2004 by GI Partners, which contributed 21 data centers that it acquired through bankruptcy auctions and from distressed companies at a 20–40% discount to replacement cost.
On November 4, 2004, the company became a public company via an initial public offering. At that time, the company owned 23 properties comprising 5.6 million square feet.
In August 2006, the company acquired a property in Phoenix, Arizona for $175 million.
By March 2007, GI Partners had sold all of its shares in the company.
In January 2010, the company acquired three data centers in Massachusetts and Connecticut for $375 million.
In January 2012, the company acquired a 334,000 square foot data center near Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport for $63 million in a leaseback transaction. The company also acquired a data center in San Francisco for $85 million.
Highest paying job titles at Digital Realty Trust, Inc. include Network Engineer, Enterprise Account Manager, and Software Engineer