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Digital Realty Trust, Inc. is a real estate investment company that invests in carrier-neutral data centers and provides proprietary and peer-to-peer services. As of December 31, 2019, the company had stakes in 225 operational data centers with a total area of 34.5 million square feet for rent 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 ing concepts in energy efficiency and energy-preserving data center design. The company was founded in 2004 by GI Partners, which contributed to 21 data centers obtained through bankruptcy auctions and distressed companies at a 20-40% discount on the replacement cost. On November 4, 2004, the company became a public company through an initial public offering. At the time, the company owned 23 properties with an area of 5.6 million square feet. In August 2006, the company acquired a property in Phoenix, Arizona for $175 million. By March 2007, J 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 lease. The company also acquired a data center in San Francisco for $85 million. In April 2013, the company acquired delta lines data center in Egan, Minnesota, for $37 million in a deal Re-lease. In July 2013, the company doubled its capacity at chandler's data center, Arizona.In May 2015, and sold a building in Philadelphia for $161 million in 2005 for $59 million. In October 2015, the company acquired Telx for $1.886 billion. In November 2015, the company acquired 125.9 acres of undeveloped land in Loudoun County, Virginia, for $43 million and announced plans to build a 2 million square foot data center on the property. In July 2016, the company acquired 8 data centers in Europe from Equinix for $874 million. In March 2017, the company announced a $22 million expansion of the data center in September Atlanta.In, 2017, completed the acquisition of Dupont Fabros Technology.In 2018, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the company in Digital Realty Trust, Inc. v. Somers, a case in which Digital Realty fired an employee who complained internally about eliminating supervisory controls and hiding cost overruns. After he was fired, the employee filed a lawsuit against the company, saying that he was protected by dodd-frank whistleblowers. However, the Supreme Court, citing a specific language in Dodd-Frank, ruled that this protection applies only to whistleblowers who first notified the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)