To support a range of economical high-bandwidth options and a variety of customer applications, QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS), an international provider of data center, managed hosting and cloud services, is deploying Ciena’s® (NYSE: CIEN) Waveserver® stackable data center interconnect (DCI) platform. Ciena’s Waveserver will power QTS’ HyperConnect Platform.
When QTS Realty Trust Inc. – one of the fastest-growing data center companies in the world – decided to build a location in downtown Chicago, it needed the right development team. “A strong and reliable team is the foundation of our success,” Program Manager of Property Development for QTS Ryan Duncan declares.
When it comes to preventing cyberattacks, Williams said QTS differentiates itself from other providers through its fully integrated services platform “that contemplates the risk around cybersecurity and compliance for our customers.” Williams described the challenge of keeping customer data secure as an “ever-increasing, never-ending battle.”
According to QTS Data Centers, 80 percent of healthcare data will pass through the cloud by 2020 as healthcare organizations benefit from the cloud’s lower cost of ownership, increased security, disaster assistance, and ease of upgrading. Healthcare specific software providers that have developed specialized solutions to harness the power of the cloud will continue to drive innovation. An increasing number of innovative healthcare cloud solutions make it possible to gain near immediate value by unifying various disparate data stores to offer a live view into the key areas that require attention to succeed in a value-based care environment.
“NYMBUS is aggressively expanding its footprint in the market, for enabling banks and credit unions to radically simplify their core platform while powering the wide range of digital functions and scalability these institutions require,” said David Mitchell, president & chief revenue officer at NYMBUS. “QTS provides the premium foundation for hosting the private clouds on which our customers rely for maximum uptime, impenetrable security and full compliance.”
QTS Realty Trust (owner) prefers retrofitting to new construction, a policy the jury applauded. QTS was attracted to the plant’s good structural bones, high ceilings, and reinforced floors. The owner allocated the budget over two years, giving the Building Team time to develop a plan that aligned construction with the project’s cash flow.
One of the world’s largest software providers has chosen QTS to rapidly deliver an initial three megawatt data center solution with multiple megawatt expansion options. The deployment supports the software company’s strategy to move its on-premise client-based software products to a new cloud-based delivery model.
According to QTS, the cloud service would be especially useful for developers of cloud-based applications, and those planning to run on-demand storage services, no matter if its block or object storage they are looking for.
QTS and VMware had developed the vCloud Government Service jointly, but VMware has pulled back from offering its own public cloud services, especially since its merger with Dell as part of the $60 billion mega-merger between Dell and EMC. As part of GTS the service will be sold only under the QTS Government Cloud brand.
For QTS, the acquisition means it will now be able to sell the services under its own brand, rather than act as a service provider on behalf of VMware. Carpathia Hosting, whom QTS acquired last year, has been operating the infrastructure and providing services to government clients for VMware.
“Steve is a recognized leader with a passion for enabling people in the workplace,” said Chad Williams, QTS chairman and CEO. “He is both an accomplished corporate executive and a thought leader who we believe can build on our Powered by People mission.”
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