The latest news on one of the industry's fastest growing data center companies.
QTS announced today that commercial real estate services provider CBRE, and telecommunications services company Converged Network Services Group (CNSG), were its top-performing channel partners in 2016.
QTS has completed the purchase of a 260,000 square foot data center in Fort Worth, Texas from Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC). The facility becomes QTS’ second mega data center in the broader Dallas-Fort Worth-Irving market and strengthens its ability to serve Fortune 1000 enterprises as well as regional financial services, healthcare and technology companies. The connectivity-rich facility is carrier-neutral with 12 carriers and is situated adjacent to a number of other large enterprise and technology company-owned data center facilities including a one million square foot data center operated by one of the largest social media companies in the world.
QTS is committed to exceeding critical compliance standards for its customers – from the security of its systems to confidentiality and availability. QTS’ SOC 1 Type II and SOC 2 Type II reports assure QTS clients that the company meets the suitability of design and operating effectiveness of applicable controls.
For the second year in a row, Travis Wright, Site Director at QTS’ Dallas-Fort Worth data center, was named to The Dallas 500 – a list of North Texas’ most influential business leaders compiled by the editors of D CEO, a publication of D Magazine.
QTS today announced details of an anchor tenant agreement in its new 317,000 square foot mega data center in Chicago previously disclosed on October 25. 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.
QTS today announced that Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect is now available at its Chicago data center. By offering AWS Direct Connect, QTS can reduce customers’ data-transfer costs, further strengthen network security, and provide consistent network performance and scalable bandwidth. QTS Chicago customers will have a dedicated network connection to the AWS Direct Connect node. As a result, QTS Chicago provides redundant connectivity options, and can address enterprises’ data center, managed hosting and cloud connectivity needs and support services under one roof.
Built on Ubuntu OpenStack, the world’s most popular OpenStack distribution, and using Canonical’s application modeling service Juju as well as Canonical’s Bare Metal as a Service (MaaS), QTS’ private, fully managed OpenStack cloud enables enterprise customers to perform quick and easy provisioning, orchestration, and management of cloud resources.
QTS announced today the acquisition from VMware of sole rights to VMware vCloud® Government Service, a Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) compliant cloud solution. The vCloud platform, now QTS Government Cloud, is an industry-leading FedRAMP compliant solution that was previously developed in partnership between QTS and VMware to deliver cloud services to the Federal sector.
Steve C. Bloom has joined the company as Chief People Officer (CPO). Bloom has more than 25 years of hands-on leadership experience in a variety of industries including technology, healthcare, consumer products, and financial services, having spent the majority of his career in world-class organizations like PepsiCo, Citibank and Medco. Most recently, Bloom served as SVP and Chief Human Resource Officer for ProBuild, a $5B distribution and building materials company with more than 11,000 employees.
Andrew Wild, formerly with Lancope, now a part of Cisco has joined the company as Chief Information Security Officer. Wild, who has more than 25 years of information security and risk management experience, has been successful in building corporate information security programs and managing groups of engineers to provide network visibility and security intelligence to defend enterprises against the latest threats.
QTS has achieved 3.1 PCI DSS and AOC compliance for colocation at its Dallas data center. The Dallas-Fort Worth mega data center is QTS’ fourth 3.1 PCI DSS compliant center.
Responding to increasing demand for flexible, open source and cost-predictable cloud solutions, QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: QTS) and Canonical the company behind Ubuntu, the leading operating system for container cloud, scale out, and hyperscale computing, announced today a private, fully managed OpenStack cloud solution available from any of QTS’ geographically diverse and highly secure data centers in mid-September.