AIS Expands its Footprint in the Digital Realty Trust Facility in Phoenix, Arizona

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SAN DIEGO, Calif., May 23, 2012 – American Internet Services (AIS), a leading provider of enterprise-class data center, cloud and connectivity services in the western United States, today announced it signed an agreement with Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR), a leading global provider of data center solutions, to expand its presence in the Van Buren facility located in Phoenix, Arizona. The AIS Van Buren Data Center (VBDC) serves as a focal point for the company’s disaster recovery / business continuity service offering and will play a key role in the AIS vCloudOne infrastructure-as-a-service offering.

AIS began its relationship with Digital Realty in November 2009 when it opened its first premium data center outside of the Southern California region. Phoenix was selected because of its reputation of being one of the safest locations in the nation in terms of protection from natural disasters. Digital Realty met AIS’ requirements by delivering a state–of-the-art, concurrently maintainable facility designed for flexibility, reliability and efficiency that includes a 2N UPS configuration, N+1 cooling infrastructure and 24x7x365 onsite security/support personnel.

“As a leading provider of data center solutions, it has been a pleasure to work with AIS as it grows its business beyond retail colocation to include value-added services such as turnkey disaster recovery solutions and cloud offerings,” said Michael Foust, chief executive officer of Digital Realty. “We are committed to partnering with our customers for the long-term and are pleased to be able to support the growth of AIS in the Phoenix market.”

“Digital Realty has been very supportive of our efforts to expand our business outside of the Southern California region,” said Tim Caulfield, chief executive officer at AIS. “Along with being the ideal facility to anchor our disaster recovery solutions, we feel Digital Realty’s 120 East Van Buren data center will be an excellent home for a node of our VMware-based, zero Cap-Ex cloud offering.”

AIS has the most reliable regional network in the southwest region featuring a privately-operated 10Gbps MPLS network for connectivity to both Los Angeles and Phoenix – with complete redundancy. This network can be used to provide disaster recovery / business continuity (DR / BC) solutions by replicating data between AIS clouds or colocation facilities.

The AIS Van Buren data center recently completed the SSAE 16 SOC 1 Type 2 and the SSAE 16 SOC 2 Type 2 audits. These third-party audits of the AIS data center services serve to further demonstrate the commitment AIS has made to provide a high level of standards for compliance and security.

About Digital Realty

Digital Realty Trust, Inc. focuses on delivering customer driven data center solutions by providing secure, reliable and cost effective facilities that meet each customer’s unique data center needs. Digital Realty’s customers include domestic and international companies across multiple industry verticals ranging from information technology and Internet enterprises, to manufacturing and financial services. Digital Realty’s 102 properties, excluding three properties held as investments in unconsolidated joint ventures, comprise approximately 19.1 million square feet as of April 26, 2012, including 2.2 million square feet of space held for redevelopment. Digital Realty’s portfolio is located in 31 markets throughout Europe, North America, Singapore and Australia. Additional information about Digital Realty is included in the Company Overview, which is available on the Investors page of Digital Realty’s website at http://www.digitalrealty.com.

About AIS (American Internet Services)

AIS provides tailored data center and cloud service solutions to companies that require the best in security, compliance, connectivity, and customer service. AIS manages all aspects of IT infrastructure so that customers can focus on their core business. The company’s exclusive AIS Customer Advocacy™ service professionals have designed, implemented, and supported tailored packages for cloud, colocation, network connectivity, disaster recovery, managed storage, and managed security for more than 500 enterprises worldwide. Founded in 1989 and backed by private equity firms Seaport Capital, Viridian Investments, and DuPont Capital Management, AIS operates SSAE 16-compliant, SOC 1-, 2-, and 3-audited, redundant facilities in San Diego, Los Angeles, and Phoenix. For more information, visit www.americanis.net or call us at 1-866-971-2656.

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Brian Wood, VP Marketing, AIS
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